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Polishing SLP LM1 Dual Exhaust tips?

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    Polishing SLP LM1 Dual Exhaust tips?

    I have the SLP LM1 system on my car and what process should I do to get the tips to really shine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mammoth713 View Post
    I have the SLP LM1 system on my car and what process should I do to get the tips to really shine?
    I usually use wd-40 or pb blaster soak it down and then wipe.

    or use a brillo pad

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    brillo pad might scratch the tips, so consider passing on them.

    0000-steel wool is very fine and wont. personally, i would wash and use aluminum wheel polish on the stainless steel tips.

    if your tips are chrome, clean and use chrome polish.

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    The guy I bought my 00 SS from polished his all the way to the muffler...even the muffler. I didnt believe him until I bought it and took it home. Looked under the car and by God, he was right.

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    I use Wenol on all my stainless steel for touch up work.

    The factory dual/dual tips (on one of our SS's) didn't come with a high shine though. Looking close they are more of a roughed stainless, not smooth enough to produce a high luster shine that you would find on,,,say,,,,stainless trim body moldings.

    They would require some mild sanding down to 2,000 grit and then stick them on the buffing wheel with some stainless rouge polish to bring them to a high shine.

    That's how I do all the stainless trim on the classic cars, comes out looking like chrome if you do it right and spend some time with it.

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    Jack stands, Mothers polish and a few rags. You can get a mirror shine from the entire system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    brillo pad might scratch the tips, so consider passing on them.

    0000-steel wool is very fine and wont. personally, i would wash and use aluminum wheel polish on the stainless steel tips.

    if your tips are chrome, clean and use chrome polish.
    That's what I do when they're very soiled and have stuff stuck to them.
    Then, I use a metal polish of my choice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I use Wenol on all my stainless steel for touch up work.

    The factory dual/dual tips (on one of our SS's) didn't come with a high shine though. Looking close they are more of a roughed stainless, not smooth enough to produce a high luster shine that you would find on,,,say,,,,stainless trim body moldings.

    They would require some mild sanding down to 2,000 grit and then stick them on the buffing wheel with some stainless rouge polish to bring them to a high shine.

    That's how I do all the stainless trim on the classic cars, comes out looking like chrome if you do it right and spend some time with it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Jack stands, Mothers polish and a few rags. You can get a mirror shine from the entire system.


    yeah because even when they're clean they're not really "bright" or "polished" looking.. everything else on the car is chrome (rims, badges, etc) so you guys think i could achieve that with mothers polish and steel wool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mammoth713 View Post
    yeah because even when they're clean they're not really "bright" or "polished" looking.. everything else on the car is chrome (rims, badges, etc) so you guys think i could achieve that with mothers polish and steel wool?
    Yep, they had more of a brushed dullish look from the factory.

    Ya you could polish it with alot of elbow grease and your time using steel wool and mothers polish,,,,I just prefer to take the parts to the buffing machine on the bench

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    i have one brand new tip, if needed pm me back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mammoth713 View Post
    yeah because even when they're clean they're not really "bright" or "polished" looking.. everything else on the car is chrome (rims, badges, etc) so you guys think i could achieve that with mothers polish and steel wool?
    I know you can, I have done mine, and there probably isn't anyone on here that has put more time and effort into the undercarriage of their car than me, PaJeff also has put a tremendous amount of time and effort into his undercarriage. It can be done with Mothers and steel wool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I know you can, I have done mine, and there probably isn't anyone on here that has put more time and effort into the undercarriage of their car than me, PaJeff also has put a tremendous amount of time and effort into his undercarriage. It can be done with Mothers and steel wool.
    bill in cincy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fastcamarosss11 View Post
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    Aye, another great undercarriage.

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    My undercarriage is pretty spiffy too.

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    I'd have to say Rich's is too

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSwt00SS View Post
    I'd have to say Rich's is too
    That is another really good one, Rich's looks every bit as good as mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    That is another really good one, Rich's looks every bit as good as mine.
    Preston. You've raised the bar when it comes down to undercarriage work.
    Your car is just immaculate underneath...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z06-Goose View Post
    Preston. You've raised the bar when it comes down to undercarriage work.
    Your car is just immaculate underneath...
    I don't know if that is accurate or not, but thank you none the less. Always nice to hear compliments from like that from peers, especially highly regarded professionals such as yourself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I don't know if that is accurate or not, but thank you none the less. Always nice to hear compliments from like that from peers, especially highly regarded professionals such as yourself
    No problem, man
    I don't know how your car looks now, but I do remember seeing some pics that showed the effort you've put into it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I know you can, I have done mine, and there probably isn't anyone on here that has put more time and effort into the undercarriage of their car than me, PaJeff also has put a tremendous amount of time and effort into his undercarriage. It can be done with Mothers and steel wool.
    do you have pics of the tips specifically and how they turned out

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