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    Polishing the stock exhaust tip

    Hi,

    I'm trying to DIY polish the stock exhaust tip on a 987 boxster. Has anyone done this before? Anyone know how to remove the stock tip?

    Re: Polishing the stock exhaust tip

    RichC has done this.
    I polished mine up a bit using some silver polish impregnated wadding (comes in a tin) that I had lying around. Mine had 2 years of soot/dirt on it, so whilst a definite improvement, I gave up before it was completely shiny.
    As far as I know it's easy to take off the tips. I think it's an allen bolt? 11mm rings a bell, but dreamcar should know better has he replaced his.

    Can you post before and after pics?

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    15mm socket .... which I rather typically had missing from my set. The tip is secured with a large jubilee type clip and bolt. Easy on/off.

    I use AutoGlym metal polish and it works a treat.

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    I clean mine frequently with stainless steel cleaner. It is powder like and I put it on a sponge with a bit of water. I looks cleaner and shinnier then new. I have considered taking it off but I get just as good results with it on. I guess the down side is I am bent over for a bit but it sure looks good. The next bunch of cleaning I just use the soap and water and it cleans up really nice .

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    a few minutes with some very fine wire wool and Rejex...

    Re: Polishing the stock exhaust tip

    finally got off my lazy bum and uploaded the pictures
    here they are

    Before








    After







    Re: Polishing the stock exhaust tip

    Nice job but why not the inside too ?

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    i just don't like the dirtied polish look, and it gets dirty easy inside.

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    What did you use Genki? Am keen to replicate your fantastic results.

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    Yeah, what did you use as I'm going to have a go at that...

    a very nice cheap mod!

    Re: Polishing the stock exhaust tip

    Good work, but whats that mysterious square wrapper in the first "after pic"?

    Buster ...... best not to

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    Meguiar's NXT Chrome Polish - works the best IMO, then add Rejex afterwards...

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    sandpapers! 800grid, and 1000grid, and 2000grid + superfine finishing grids! and i used Mother's Mag and aluminum polish to clean it

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    Quote:
    xbox said:
    Good work, but whats that mysterious square wrapper in the first "after pic"?

    Buster ...... best not to



    oh, that's preservants from my snacks. lol
    just put it there to show the mirror finish

    Re: Polishing the stock exhaust tip

    What is the tip made of?  Stainless Steel or Aluminum?
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    "I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road without being questioned about their intent"

    Re: Polishing the stock exhaust tip

    wtsnet:
    RichC has done his.

    ...using Brasso - I took his tip (sorry Smiley) on my last Boxster which had the standard tips and it worked great. Does equally well on the chrome Cayman tips I've got on my current car, as well.


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

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    Blimey.. I feel like some old hand.... glad my tips (I apologise too) get passed on.... must try this on the Aston actually, they're disgusting

    Re: Polishing the stock exhaust tip

    WOW - great job! Did you use a machine for this. Amazing!

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    Good job , however , its easier just to go and buy new ones ,,,,,, surely.....
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    throt

    "I didn't do it"


    Re: Polishing the stock exhaust tip

    throt:
    Good job , however , its easier just to go and buy new ones ,,,,,, surely.....
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    throt

    "I didn't do it"

    I've got a nice pair of little used standard Boxster S tips if anyone wants to make me an offer....Smiley
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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

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    throt:
    Good job , however , its easier just to go and buy new ones ,,,,,, surely.....
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    throt

    "I didn't do it"


    Sure, just as it is easier for smokers to change the car when the ashtray is full instead of emptying it. Smiley


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    fritz

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    fritz:
    throt:
    Good job , however , its easier just to go and buy new ones ,,,,,, surely.....
    --

    throt

    "I didn't do it"


    Sure, just as it is easier for smokers to change the car when the ashtray is full instead of emptying it. Smiley


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    fritz

            Hey Fritz don't spoil my sales pitch...Smiley SmileyIt's a lot easier to buy a nice used pair of tips then spend hours and hours polishing.......Smiley


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    Boxster S 3.4 06 Cobalt / Ocean Blue BMW 123d M Sport 08 Le Mans Blue / Lemon

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    dreamcar:
    fritz:
    throt:
    Good job , however , its easier just to go and buy new ones ,,,,,, surely.....
    --

    throt

    "I didn't do it"


    Sure, just as it is easier for smokers to change the car when the ashtray is full instead of emptying it. Smiley


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    fritz

            Hey Fritz don't spoil my sales pitch...Smiley Smiley


    Oooops! Sorry. Smiley

    Should I delete and then repost after you have confirmed that you have sold your  tips?  Smiley




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    fritz

     
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