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Old 06-16-2006
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how do I clean my exhaust

I spent lots of hours today cleaning the under of my truck and spraying it...but my exhaust looks like crap....is there a way to get the rust off and make it shinny or something?
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if its not chrome, you could try Castrol Super Clean. Its a little more potent then Simple Green but will mark up aluminum and chrome if you leave it too long. It might help the exhaust though....you might need to do a little scrubbing work.
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My whole exhaust is orange from the dirt road I live down... I can't do anything about it... The tailpipe has been "sand blasted" a little, but it still looks like crap
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lol...thanks for the boast of confidince Channing...hehehehehehehehe
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Its kinda like the headers on my quad....heated mud kinda turns into a ceramic type material after some time lol

You musta hit a pretty decent mud hole!
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I live down a red clay road, so yeah, I got a free ceramic coating on my exhaust, but it looks like crap...lol.
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try a power washer
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Already did...
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buy new pipes.... but no one ever thought of that...
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buy new pipes.... but no one ever thought of that...
Will have the same problem in a few hundred miles.

How often do people look under your truck?
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mine's clean....i put mirrors under mine
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i wax mine. nxt spray wax. been chrome ever since 1 1/2 years ago
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i wax mine. nxt spray wax. been chrome ever since 1 1/2 years ago
Yeah, well I keep my tips in a climate controlled hyperbaric Chamber! It keep the tips Clean and fresh smeeling.


No seriously, the factory exhaust is going to turn rust color in about ten minutes after it rains. Now you can either go with a stainless steel system like I did, you could not care, or you could spend day and night cleaning the exhaust from underneath your truck, resulting in Loss of Friends/girlfriends/wife whatever, but man you would have some nifty looking exhaust to keep you warm at night.

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Yeah, well I keep my tips in a climate controlled hyperbaric Chamber! It keep the tips Clean and fresh smeeling.



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LOL^^^
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Get some 100 grit sandpaper, or a sanding sponge and have at it. Once you sand the rust off [it won't be as hard as you think] rub it down with WD-40, OR paint it with high-temp paint - it will last for quite a while.
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