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Polishing Stainless Tips

This is a discussion on Polishing Stainless Tips within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; The stainless exhaust tips on my SS are way ugly and need to be polished badly. There is absolutely no ...

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    Polishing Stainless Tips

    The stainless exhaust tips on my SS are way ugly and need to be polished badly. There is absolutely no shine on them at all. Any suggestions on how to get these back to shining? I know its def gonna take more than just stainless polish

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    Thx. I'll give that a shot. It'd be a miracle if it works

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    Quote Originally Posted by korndawg View Post
    Thx. I'll give that a shot. It'd be a miracle if it works

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    With out looking at them. I dnt think they were worse than mine.
    All I used was steel wool and car soap. They look like new now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    With out looking at them. I dnt think they were worse than mine.
    All I used was steel wool and car soap. They look like new now.
    Steel wool isn't too harsh? I don't wanna leave behind a ton of scratches.

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    steel wool will work for you
    Finish it off with some polish

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    Steel wool comes in numerous degrees of courseness/fineness. Don't use one that's too course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbrownin View Post
    Steel wool comes in numerous degrees of courseness/fineness. Don't use one that's too course.
    Like a Clorox SOS pad?

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    Use steel wool #00. You'll be happy with the results
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    I had some before and after pics. Can't find them. But I was surprised with the results. Didn't take me more than 5 min.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Use steel wool #00. You'll be happy with the results
    Awesome. I'll head into walmart of the hardware store after work to see if I can find what I need.

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    go to home depot and get a 4" buffing wheel and a arbor and put it on a drill motor pick up some of there compounds there...and buff away

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Use steel wool #00. You'll be happy with the results
    Yep, that sounds about right. The SOS pad is probably more like a #1-ish steel wool (that's a total guess).

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    i havent use the SOS pad but im sure its similar to steel wool.

    post pix before and after

    i bought it at orchard supply...

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