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Old 01-28-2011, 08:05 AM
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Exhaust tips

Hi all,

Was just wondering how you get your Exhaust tips to become 'shiny' again. Mine could do with some TLC, they look as if someone has attacked them with a wire brush before me and probably over done it....any suggestions on how i can get them gleaming again?
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The tips don't come off and I do not think you can buy replacements. If they are not too bad they can probably be polished.

Option 1 would be polish them in place by yourself using a Dremel with felt polishing wheel and polishing compound. you need something small like a Dremel to get into the tight spaces.

Option 2 would be to take them to an exhaust shop and have them drop the rear hangers so they can get at the tips with a full sized buffer.
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You can use a very fine wire mesh pad and some crome polish to get most of the black off. You should follow up with a good buff.
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Old 11-20-2011, 09:31 AM
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:35 AM
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Best thing I've found to use is Brasso, like the military types use to polish brass belt buckles. Available at WalMart or grocery stores. It is for chrome, too. Doesn't scratch, use a small piece of towel or a small cloth that you don't mind having get dirty (from the black soot). No need for machines or buffers. Since just the ends get dirty, it's easy to reach and clean.
I have a 2011 535i and those pipes get much blacker than my 650i. Works for both.

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One of the Best thing I've seen is the Borla Polisher , thing is amazing and removes everything off those black tips ..

Here's a shot after cleaning my Monster's 5" tips

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