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    Folks,

    The exhaust on my 2.2 SRI DTI (B) is really dirty, no amount of scrubbing seems to restore the chrome.

    The tip is pitted with soot.

    What can I do to restore the chrome finish on this?

    Thanks.

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    coat them in WD40 for a bit then get stuck in wae a green scotchbrite pad and some meguirs metal polish.

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    Coke and tin foil works off rust and should work on the pitting then just a damn good polish

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    i have used steel wool before and it comes up good

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    If it is pitted, you could use an acid based wheel cleaner to loosen the crusted soot, old tootbrush to scrub or a scotchbrite/wirewool pad. Then autosol on a microfibre to polish up nicely

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    I've also used fine wire wool (go easy with it as you don't want to mark the chrome) and used brasso to clean it up Came up a treat!

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    Some good tips there folks, once the weather comes up well ill give them a try. Like the idea of soaking it as it has deffo got some crud stuck to it!

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    I sometimes use brasso, on my old exhaust i used wd40 with a wire brush for rust

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    i use autosol its in a tube like tooth paste , wash it first with mr muscel oven cleaner works a treat

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    That will all work if the chrome is still there underneath! I left my ones so long by the time i went to clean them they damage was done and I was rubbing the chrome off
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