R171 Tail pipe chrome cleaning help please

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  1. andyrno1

    andyrno1 Member

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    Hi guys i have autoglym metal polish which is great for the most part of cleaning the tail pipe trims but on one pipe on the inner edge i have black deposits that are hard to remove with metal polish and cloth.
    Does anybody have a better way to get that off without scratching?
    Thanks,Andy.
     
  2. PaulHVD

    PaulHVD Banned

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    00 grade wire wool and then polish up with finer polishes ;-)
     
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  3. m2287

    m2287 MB Enthusiast

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    Oven cleaner did the job on mine lol
     
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    andyrno1

    andyrno1 Member

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    yes baked on grime-i get that one.
    Thanks.
     
  5. Goldfish11

    Goldfish11 Active Member

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    Wenol

    I know the problem as I have an R171 SLK. I use Wenol metal polish it comes in 2 grades Red and Blue (blue I think is the less abrasive). This stuff seems to lift and disolve that baked in dirt. Gives a great finish on the Chrome exhausts and also gives some protection also. Also use it occasionally on the nice MB star on my old E Class. :thumb:

    See reviews here

    Wenol Metal Polish

    My tube is now 8 years old and have only used a little.
     
  6. graham964

    graham964 New Member

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    Hi
    I just cleaned my chrome trims with autosol metal polish which cleaned off the black deposits and left them nice and shiny.

    cheers

    Graham
     
  7. Big_Andy

    Big_Andy New Member

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    +1 for Autosol. I use it all the time, and have used it for years on the Porsche too. Only a fiver at Halfords....
     
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    andyrno1

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    yep i have autosol but unless i try the 00 guage wool tip it doesnt shift the stubborn rim bits:D

    rim-oops:eek:
     
  9. adam87

    adam87 Active Member

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    Take a picture and it should give an idea whether they are too far gone or just being stubborn :)

    It can take a lot of elbow grease and time to clean up some exhausts.
     

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