R171 Tail pipe chrome cleaning help please

andyrno1

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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.
 
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andyrno1

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

Goldfish11

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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.
 

graham964

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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
 

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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:
 

adam87

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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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