Sign in to follow this  
VBdenny

Clean Your Tips!

Recommended Posts

I really like the look of the factory chrome tips on my 90 LS. Although they looked okay, I spent quite a bit of time and really cleaned them. What a difference. I see many nice Lexus cars with nasty looking tips.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A great product for this is Eagle One's Nevr Dull. Its a wadding polish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After many years of neglect, Nevr-Dull and Polishes do not do much for the corrosion, tar and other debris that seems to attach to the SS Tips. What I did was use a soapy SOS pad to lightly clean and remove all the grim and debris from the tips, then go back with a wad cleaner or polish.

A SOS pad also works very good to remove film from all chromed surfaces and glass. Just use a light touch and keep the pad very soapy for lubrication.

Works Well!

:cheers:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd still prefer #00 steel wool just to be safe rather than an SOS pad... ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still not convinced SW03? Try the #00 Steel Wool on the left tip and a new SOS pad on the right tip. Let us know your findings!

:cheers:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I only have one tip! lol :P

Actually I think SOS pads may be #00 Steel Wool...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tip # 1-Actually SOS pads are #0 (0/6)Synthetic Steel Wool

Tip # 2-Using chrome cleaner will remove the dulling that a car wash concentrate can’t. Apply a chrome cleaner (Smichrome or Mother’s Mag and Aluminium Polish) to a cool, dry exhaust, do not let the cleaner dry on the surface, for stubborn stains use #0000 synthetic steel wool and the metal polish. Protect the exhaust with a polymer sealant (Zoopseal)

JonM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tip # 1-Actually SOS pads are #0 (0/6)Synthetic Steel Wool

Tip # 2-Using chrome cleaner will remove the dulling that a car wash concentrate can’t. Apply a chrome cleaner (Smichrome or Mother’s Mag and Aluminium Polish) to a cool, dry exhaust, do not let the cleaner dry on the surface, for stubborn stains use #0000 synthetic steel wool and the metal polish. Protect the exhaust with a polymer sealant (Zoopseal)

JonM

Where can I get this #0000 synthetic steel wool? Home Depot? I'm interested. Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where can I get this #0000 synthetic steel wool? Home Depot? I'm interested. Thanks.

Home depot should carry it(Painters section)

JonM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

if you have the chrome grill tips.........the best way IMO to get them sparkling

is mothers aluminum mag polish and a dremel tool with a polishing pad........its unbeleivable how this process make them so shiny.

i do it about every 6 months or so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am wanting to clean my chrome exhaust tips with synthetic steel wool, but I cant find it. Home Depot doesnt carry it and neither does Menards. I bought #0000 steel wool from Home Depot, but it is not synthetic. Does it really matter if it is synthetic or not? Has anyone used both SOS pad and steel wool before. I am looking for an unbiased opinion. :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am wanting to clean my chrome exhaust tips with synthetic steel wool, but I cant find it.  Home Depot doesnt carry it and neither does Menards.  I bought #0000 steel wool from Home Depot, but it is not synthetic.  Does it really matter if it is synthetic or not?  Has anyone used both SOS pad and steel wool before.  I am looking for an unbiased opinion. :blink:

The # Zero's are a comparative abrasive scale (#0 most abrasive #000000 least abrasive)

Steel wool =#0000

SOS Pad = #0

JonM

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Yes, But is there a big difference between synthetic steel wood and regular steel wood?

What do you mean by "sythetic"?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tip # 1-Actually SOS pads are #0 (0/6)Synthetic Steel Wool

Tip # 2-Using chrome cleaner will remove the dulling that a car wash concentrate can’t. Apply a chrome cleaner (Smichrome or Mother’s Mag and Aluminium Polish) to a cool, dry exhaust, do not let the cleaner dry on the surface, for stubborn stains use #0000 synthetic steel wool and the metal polish. Protect the exhaust with a polymer sealant (Zoopseal)

JonM

this is what I mean. Has anyone heard of synthetic steel wool?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
A great product for this is Eagle One's Nevr Dull. Its a wadding polish

Used to use Never Dull on my 01 Accord V6 with Greddy cans. Great product and easy to use!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this