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: Just realized my tips are chrome...


TexasRazorback44
01-20-2013, 03:58 PM
My tips looked like this when I got them and I had scrubbed them with some soap and water but never realized how filthy they actually were. I assumed they were just stainless steel with a bit of buildup...

http://i.imgur.com/uXCBkbf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/hUIY1I6.jpg

I used steel wool 0000 and some never dull polish and they still are not perfect but cleaned up real nice.

WiderIsBetter
01-20-2013, 05:28 PM
Yeah mine were the same way when I got the car. The previous owner obviously never thought to clean them.

768MPH
01-20-2013, 05:55 PM
Same here. Meguier's Chrome polish and a applicator pad with A LOT of elbow grease helped mine.


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silentlegion
01-20-2013, 06:34 PM
I chrome mine up all the time and my dad ask why.... because its looks the s**t thats why :) lol but then again i always try to keep her pretty clean.

DamnRedTower
01-20-2013, 07:36 PM
Just washed mine for the first time today and was wondering about that. Thanks for the heads up.

Would an SOS bad be too coarse?

GXPaycheck
01-20-2013, 10:56 PM
Just washed mine for the first time today and was wondering about that. Thanks for the heads up.

Would an SOS bad be too coarse?

Yup! Try soap and water and some chrome polish. And patience!

Shift12
01-21-2013, 07:40 AM
Just washed mine for the first time today and was wondering about that. Thanks for the heads up.

Would an SOS bad be too coarse?

Waaay too coarse. Use soap and water first (dishsoap) for initial clean up. Super fine steel wool will take off most of the surface caked on gunk. Then follow with your choice of polish. Be patient and you will have some killer looking tips!

zepcom
01-21-2013, 10:15 AM
it pains me to know my pair of authentic SLP take-off tips are rusting away from neglect as I daily drive the g8 through the winter. Ah well, maybe I'll hire someone to polish them up in the springtime "good as new". :)

My stock GT muffler tips were oxidized beyond polishing though, before I even got the car.

themanran2000
01-21-2013, 10:48 AM
Great clean up, they look great.

fireceptor
01-21-2013, 11:36 AM
i wish there was enough space to install 4" tips....but sadly there isnt.....this would look tits!....i mean tips....

http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o274/gcovo/Misc/VEE2HSVKPMTips.jpg

Troy Trackbeast
01-21-2013, 11:58 AM
several people on here are running 4" tips with GXP diffuser.

Pakitullanc
01-21-2013, 12:41 PM
4"


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kalani87
01-21-2013, 02:44 PM
Looks Nice!

fireceptor
01-21-2013, 03:09 PM
4" tips without it touching the diffuser.......sweeet......
must order 4" tips from fleabay