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copycat before and after exhaust polishing

This is a discussion on copycat before and after exhaust polishing within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; seeing as i haven't cleaned the underside of the car in quite some time, and after seeing y2kpewterss polishing, i ...

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    copycat before and after exhaust polishing

    seeing as i haven't cleaned the underside of the car in quite some time, and after seeing y2kpewterss polishing, i was bored at work today and went at it. i'm one of those if you can see it types. if you can't see it, then i won't go overboard on that part of it. i like a clean car, just not show quality kinda guy. just enough to get noticed.

    before cleaning the underside with some purple power and hosing it down.





    after hosing it down and scrubbing the pipes and muffler with a scotchpad.









    after sanding it down with an air sander with 320, 400 and 600. then buffing it with the air grinder and buffingwheel and a liquid polish.









    still have much more to do

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    HUGE improvement!

    What liquid polish did you use, and what is your exhaust setup?

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    i have to get the name off of the bottle for you tomorrow, but it works pretty good for final clean up and maintenance. i need to do more on the muffler itself.

    bassani tru-duals.

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    looks fantastic. what better than to get paid to clean up your car. love the bassani, thats something you dont see under too many cars.

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    yeah, it's great paying myself to work on my own car. self employeed has some advantages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    i have to get the name off of the bottle for you tomorrow, but it works pretty good for final clean up and maintenance. i need to do more on the muffler itself.

    bassani tru-duals.
    Man, its time for my eye exam again, I see the Bassani on the muffler now me---><---me

    Hate to get off topic here, but what do you think of the Bassani, I have heard mixed opinions on it.

    Very lucky to be self employed and be able to work on your own car during slow times, very envious of you

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    Nice work, looks much better.

    Is your diff cover leaking, or is that just rust??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    i have to get the name off of the bottle for you tomorrow, but it works pretty good for final clean up and maintenance. i need to do more on the muffler itself.

    bassani tru-duals.
    Hmm, I thought this thread would be a lil advertisement.

    I am still on the fence with the exhaust myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Hate to get off topic here, but what do you think of the Bassani, I have heard mixed opinions on it.
    i love it. used to have borla on the wife's car. got too loud and had too much interior drone. so, i put it on her car and reduced the interior noise alot. took the high pitch out of it and left the deep tones. and, it didn't hurt when i picked up 15 rwhp over the borla 3" adjustable catback with no tuning. better sound, more power. win, win. mixed opinions are the price, the rear croospipe and how they route one pipe around the panhard rod as you can see in the pics. only one person that i'm aware of had fitment issues. he's on this board as well. i think his name is bene on here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Nice work, looks much better.

    Is your diff cover leaking, or is that just rust??
    cover leaking. after cleaning, the wonderful krylon paint came off. need to repaint now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKIRA View Post
    Hmm, I thought this thread would be a lil advertisement.
    well, there are names in the pics. both are non-sponsors (you don't see the name of the other). one, that i do side work with. kind of a product tester for them when they need someone willing to beat on their car. like the bassani track and dyno testing when it first came out. i was the first to have it outside of bassani's shop. the mikronite gear testing is another one. the vinci tuner was another one. the wife's car was a huge test of their products. each part was individually tested. her webpage is http://www.stealthram.com/1999pontiacformula.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23

    cover leaking. after cleaning, the wonderful krylon paint came off. need to repaint now.
    What kind of Krylon paint did you use??

    I used Krylon Rust Tough Enamel on my rear axle/differential, and it came out great with minimal prep work. I just cleaned it with some Simple Green and sprayed it up, and its been good for months, even after getting gear oil/grease all over it while changing the fluid.

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    just your cheap everyday $2.00 can. don't even think i cleaned it the day i sprayed it. which would be why it came off.

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    Looks great. SS really does polish up nice, GJ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    What liquid polish did you use?

    smith brite

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
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    Thank you

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    you're welcome

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    I like the Bassani TD system, but IMO, I think the pipes right before the axle could be tucked up a little more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    I like the Bassani TD system, but IMO, I think the pipes right before the axle could be tucked up a little more.
    Agreed.

    I think your prototype exhaust that you fabbed up is better than any other dual exhaust setup that I've seen on a 4th gen.

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    Love the work! Keep it up! I'll get some photos of mine once I do a little bit of touch up. For the most part it's clean and polished, but I'd like to go at it a bit more. I use Mothers Aluminum polish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    Agreed.

    I think your prototype exhaust that you fabbed up is better than any other dual exhaust setup that I've seen on a 4th gen.
    i didn't fab it, bassani did. i was the first outside of bassani to trial fit and dyno and race test it. i would love to take credit for it, but i can't.

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