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After 2200 miles the exhaust tips get ugly. I took a chance and ordered Mothers Power Ball Mini and Mothers California Gold metal polish. I got rid of most of the grime with 00 steel wool and paint thinner. This step got them reasonable clean. Got out the Power Ball that was attached to my variable speed drill motor. The ball's size is perfect for the exhaust tips - I swear it was made for them! I was not aggressive with the speed or pressure - just wanted to see what the ball and polish would do. I like the results as noted by the before and after pictures.

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After 2200 miles the exhaust tips get ugly. I took a chance and ordered Mothers Power Ball Mini and Mothers California Gold metal polish. I got rid of most of the grime with 00 steel wool and paint thinner. This step got them reasonable clean. Got out the Power Ball that was attached to my variable speed drill motor. The ball's size is perfect for the exhaust tips - I swear it was made for them! I was not aggressive with the speed or pressure - just wanted to see what the ball and polish would do. I like the results as noted by the before and after pictures.

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Nice results.
Thanks for sharing. I was contemplating doing this too.



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After 2200 miles the exhaust tips get ugly. I took a chance and ordered Mothers Power Ball Mini and Mothers California Gold metal polish. I got rid of most of the grime with 00 steel wool and paint thinner. This step got them reasonable clean. Got out the Power Ball that was attached to my variable speed drill motor. The ball's size is perfect for the exhaust tips - I swear it was made for them! I was not aggressive with the speed or pressure - just wanted to see what the ball and polish would do. I like the results as noted by the before and after pictures.

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Not to change the subject but I noticed your two inner tips look almost perfectly clean inside. I've been noticing mine are the same way. I only have 600 miles on them and I run with the actuator valves open all the time. I'm assuming by running in this mode most of the exhaust is directed to the outer tips. Has anyone else noticed this.
Regarding your tips nice tip in keeping them looking like new. I will definitely keep this in mind when mine get carbon-ed up.

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Yes, the two outer tips build up carbon quicker probably due to the reason you stated. Getting back to the Power Ball, it easily reaches the inner cavity of the exhaust tips for a nice polishing.
 

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Just use a good stainless metal polish like Flitz and they clean up nice with a good cotton towel, old bath towel etc. No power tools required.
 

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Just use a good stainless metal polish like Flitz and they clean up nice with a good cotton towel, old bath towel etc. No power tools required.
Agree that you can easily do it with just a microfiber cloth and cleaner. These are RedHot's after 4000+ miles and having been cleaned a couple of times during those miles with Mothers Chrome Polish:



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