Clean Exhaust

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by dkamp, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. dkamp

    dkamp Member

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    I had a few unidentified spots on my Exhaust Chrome that seemed to be permanently affixed.
    I tried rubbing with copper wool (Like Steel wool but softer) a few seconds and it left the Chrome looking great! just a tip hope it helps someone else.
     
  2. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Glad you got it off, sounds quick and easy.
    I have always been nervous about using things that cause any abrasion to the chrome finish. A fix I read about suggested using oven cleaner on the exhaust after warming it up. Spray the cleaner on a rag, wipe it on, wait a little while and wipe it off. It certainly works well on boot goo.
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm...good to know, but sometimes any "metal to metal" rubbing isn't good. Definitely recommend attempting in hidden area(s) before going all out. Thks for the tip tho.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Good tip, I have used this before but I use a lube like tranny fluid or polish with the steel wool
     
  5. dkamp

    dkamp Member

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    I've not tried Steel wool just the copper wool. steel wool might scuff a bit.
    Has anyone "waxed/polished" the exhaust before? I've always been afraid it would discolor the chrome after it was ran awhile.
     
  6. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Chrome polish works for me.
     
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  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Polish first, then touch up with some Pledge furniture polish
     
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    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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  9. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    I have been using Semichrome for quite awhile now. works very well.
     
  10. coopernicus

    coopernicus Junior Member Contributor

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    I have used both wax and chrome polish and didn't have any discoloration.