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Old 02-12-2020, 05:19 PM   #26
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I use either Griot's metal polish or just Wenol for pot and pans. Works just as good.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:18 AM   #27
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For what itís worth I now have the exhaust from the OP. He gave it to me in exchange for installing his muffler deletes. I had it looking good as new in a couple hours. I used simple green to get the big stuff loose. Then just used some meguires billet polish by hand. I didnít even need to use my power balls. Unfortunately it went in my wifeís new 2020 wrx, she was t boned by a red light runner on there phone and the new car is a total lose. It had 2,800 miles. I managed to pull all aftermarket part except clear bra, tint, and the freshly retrofitted headlights.
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Old 04-23-2020, 11:12 PM   #28
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you can try some general buffing compound on a rag, with some elbow grease this will work.
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Old 04-30-2020, 06:12 PM   #29
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Try some standard metal polish that can be purchased at local hardware store
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Old 05-13-2020, 08:10 AM   #30
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+1 on the #0000 steel wool
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Old 05-13-2020, 06:50 PM   #31
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steel wool is literally magic and costs less than one hour of working minimum wage.
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Old 05-17-2020, 05:20 PM   #32
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I bought my WRX a month ago with the SPT exhaust already on it. Sounds great but they look absolutely terrible. Also when I get on it Iím getting a lot of sulfur smell.

Iíve been watching videos on how to clean it but I feel like none of exhausts in the videos are as bad as mine. Has anybody attempted to clean the inside of the exhaust with a wire wheel attached to a drill?

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i like the mcguire cone on a drill will chrome polish
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:25 PM   #33
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Will be installing my invidia q300 tmr. Thanks for the helpful tips to keep the quad babies clean!
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Old 05-25-2020, 12:07 PM   #34
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I ended up using wheel/brake dust cleaner to break up all the carbon. It took several cleanings to actually break it all up, then follow it with a polish using Mothers products.
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Old 06-02-2020, 12:57 PM   #35
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Steel wool and some nail polish remover/acetone seems to work wonders believe it or not
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Old 06-05-2020, 09:59 AM   #36
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I hear that the 0000 steel wool + one of metal polishes will work wonders.
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Old 06-17-2020, 03:28 PM   #37
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For what itís worth I now have the exhaust from the OP. He gave it to me in exchange for installing his muffler deletes. I had it looking good as new in a couple hours. I used simple green to get the big stuff loose. Then just used some meguires billet polish by hand. I didnít even need to use my power balls. Unfortunately it went in my wifeís new 2020 wrx, she was t boned by a red light runner on there phone and the new car is a total lose. It had 2,800 miles. I managed to pull all aftermarket part except clear bra, tint, and the freshly retrofitted headlights.
Saddest story ever. I always think about that when I am working on my car and house. All that work and some joker with a cell phone can erase it with no warning.
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Old 06-18-2020, 01:25 AM   #38
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just dont use baking soda
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Old 06-18-2020, 11:57 AM   #39
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I used Barkeepers friend with a blue scotch brite pad when my exhaust was off and it worked great
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Old 06-25-2020, 02:36 PM   #40
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I've always had good results with a green kitchen scrubbing pad and mothers metal polish. If the build up was really really bad I have used 0000 steel wool. I have yet to find a method that is quick or easy though.
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