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Old 03-26-2015, 12:19 AM
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Soot on exhaust tips

I have a '14 with the dual black exhaust tips which are heavily sooted both inside and out. Tried to clean with mild detergent with no luck (afraid to try anything harsh). Anybody have any suggestions about the best way to get rid of the soot?

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Re: Soot on exhaust tips

Adam's APC (full strength) does the job for me.
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Re: Soot on exhaust tips

I use Mothers Chrome Polish. It's safe for black chrome & does a good job of removing the exhaust stains. Check the label first before using any chrome polishes to make sure they're safe for black chrome.
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Re: Soot on exhaust tips

If it's caked on sometimes the only way is to use very fine steel wool (0000). I've restored some that looked pretty nasty to like new, just be careful and don't press very hard just a light motion. There is a pretty decent video on youtube I watched a while back where a guy is restoring the tips on an M3, might give some context to track that down.
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