best way to clean exhaust tip?

Discussion in 'Exterior Care & Products' started by tondeezy99, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. tondeezy99

    tondeezy99 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    i noticed a little residue on mine, and would like to know the best way to clean it. Anyone know how to get it nice and clean? :biggrin:
     
  2. Workman3886

    Workman3886 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rim cleaner works well for the dirt and grim, I used a cheap headlight restore kit on my stock one and got it shiny again, however that's probably not the best way to go about it.
     
  3. Super Werty

    Super Werty Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Messages:
    6,283
    Likes Received:
    4
    blue magic:top:
     
  4. tondeezy99

    tondeezy99 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    will have to try that! as for now, I suppose i'll just use some rim cleaner! thanks xru fam!

    didn't work as i only have rim protectant, found a can of battery cleaner, will that help to get the corrosion off the outside?
     
    #4 tondeezy99, Mar 23, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2013
  5. ToyotaTacoma4Ever

    ToyotaTacoma4Ever New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2012
    Messages:
    614
    Likes Received:
    0
    Glad this thread poped up, I was wondering the same thing after the winter snow melts here il have to shine mine back up again
     
  6. Nick_c

    Nick_c New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2013
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was thinking about using quad fine steel wool
     
  7. P05X

    P05X "Wicked Pissah"

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Messages:
    381
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just use steel wool grit 0000 and some metal polish
     
  8. tondeezy99

    tondeezy99 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'll have to try tomorrow. I have too much grime, need to get it looking clean!
     
  9. KETCHUP

    KETCHUP Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    11,665
    Likes Received:
    2
    Chrome cleaner or chrome polish.
     
  10. justin13703

    justin13703 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    2,756
    Likes Received:
    12
    Flitz is good stuff for cleaning exhaust tips and stuff like that.
     
  11. Grumpy

    Grumpy New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2007
    Messages:
    5,051
    Likes Received:
    0
    ^^ +1
    Wash as much grime & dirt off as you can. Use 000 or 0000 steel wool to get the rest off. This will get most of the black soot from the exhaust gas off. Follow that with some metal polish to make it all shiny again, I preferred Mothers Mag & Aluminum polish. Put on the shade, crack open a cold one, sit back and admire your handy work. :crinklehair:
     
  12. tondeezy99

    tondeezy99 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds like a good day!
     
  13. Clifford

    Clifford because race truck

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,528
    Likes Received:
    0
    I find not having one is the easiest way to keep it clean.
     
  14. Vandy01

    Vandy01 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2013
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    0
    I rub a little never dull on it after every wash works like a charm .
     
  15. donovanbedwell

    donovanbedwell New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    0
    get chrome polisher/cleaner depending on what kind of tip you have. works well for me
     
  16. zacksblacktaco

    zacksblacktaco New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Messages:
    623
    Likes Received:
    0
    eagle one nevr-dull wadding polish worked great on mine
     
  17. tondeezy99

    tondeezy99 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    78
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used some steel wool mixed with some chrome polish and rust remover. Worked well, but still need to get more off.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    XR-Underground is a dedicated community of Toyota X-Runner enthusiasts that was launched in January 2007. X-Runner Underground.com, referred to as XRU by our regular members, offers an active discussion forum, group events, specialty merchandise, a welcoming community of owners and the most information you can find about the Toyota X-Runner on the internet!
  • Quick Navigation

    Open the Quick Navigation

  • Like us on Facebook

  • Your donations keep XRU going

    XRU is a forum for the users, by the users. We receive very limited funding from vendors so we really rely on donations to cover our operating costs and to provide products and giveaways at events. Every dollar helps!

    If you are able to donate, we'd really appreciate your help.