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Old 12-05-2017, 08:09 PM   #16  
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How's eagle never dull for the stock exhaust? Also, any recommendations on what to clean it with? Can I get away with a gerbil type wheel brush? I haven't cleaned mine since I bought it and noticed it's a little dirty in there.
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Try using soda and aluminum foil pour soda on exhaust and polish with the foil
not sure about the soda but the aluminum foil works like a charm..
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I vaguely remember Rochester mentioning a product he picked up at Wal-Mart or something that made his FI exhaust tips look brand new. I could be completely off the mark but could've sworn it was him...


Nope, not me. I use Mothers metal polish, but it doesn't seem to be any better or worse than other metal polish products I've tried over the years. After winter is over, I usually go over the tips and cans with the metal polish and 4-naught (0000) steel wool. If you go this route, be absolutely sure you're using the ultra-fine 0000 grade, otherwise you will certainly scratch the finish, really bad too. But 4-naught is pretty harmless... once in a while. Particularly if you've got bits of tar bonded to the stainless steel, that just refushes to buff off with polish alone.

As the years clip by, keeping the tips & cans polished gets more and more imperfect. It is what it is for a daily driver, perfection is the enemy of the good, etc.

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Nope, not me. I use Mothers metal polish, but it doesn't seem to be any better or worse than other metal polish products I've tried over the years. After winter is over, I usually go over the tips and cans with the metal polish and 4-naught (0000) steel wool. If you go this route, be absolutely sure you're using the ultra-fine 0000 grade, otherwise you will certainly scratch the finish, really bad too. But 4-naught is pretty harmless... once in a while. Particularly if you've got bits of tar bonded to the stainless steel, that just refushes to buff off with polish alone.

As the years clip by, keeping the tips & cans polished gets more and more imperfect. It is what it is for a daily driver, perfection is the enemy of the good, etc.
Where do you get 4-naught (0000) steel wool? .. Is it different from what you get at the grocery store?
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Where do you get 4-naught (0000) steel wool? .. Is it different from what you get at the grocery store?
Home Depot, Lowes... typical hardware store stuff. Different grades of steel wool are often used in wood refinishing projects.
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I use optimum metal polish and it takes off any residue pretty quickly with minimal rubbing, haven't tried many others to compare though.
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