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-Any advice for cleaning the exhaust tips? Are these just raw stainless steel with no clear coating? I've been getting black staining that's difficult to remove, but don't want to use anything abrasive if there's a clearcoat of some kind.
 

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I don't believe there's a clear coating on them. Fine polishing compound works on the stains, the very fine white stuff not the red coarse kind
 

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Go to a motorcycle shop and buy "Semi-Chrome Polish". I've been using it since the 60's, will make them look like chrome. Wipe them off after every drive.
 

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Any metal polish you choose will clean them up nicely, then if you take a moment to wipe them off once a week or so you won't have to polish them again for quite awhile.
 

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Go to a motorcycle shop and buy "Semi-Chrome Polish". I've been using it since the 60's, will make them look like chrome. Wipe them off after every drive.
Apply CQuartz afterwards to keep them clean.
These two products are my "secret" solution. Just be sure to clean the tips with an alcohol solution after the simichrome, to remove any residue, before applying the CQuartz.
 
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For cleaning my exhaust tips I use a microfiber towel (instead of a brush or wash mitt). One single towel will clean all 4 pipes and the housing as well. It's easy to get deep into the pipes and loosen the grime. I use one microfiber towel for the exhaust, and one for each wheel, so 5 towels total per wash. After the wash is complete I take all my towels and wash them together. While I wouldn't use them for polishing or wiping down the paint after dedicating them to wash the wheels/exhaust, they work well if you follow that process for the wheels/exhaust wash after wash. I picked up a 30 pack of those towels for about $15 at my local Costco.
 

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Go to a motorcycle shop and buy "Semi-Chrome Polish". I've been using it since the 60's, will make them look like chrome. Wipe them off after every drive.
I use Simichrome polish on Harley and Vette, also Brasso or similar liquid polish/cleaner. Easily applied and wiped clean with an old sock. Quick shine.
 
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