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Chrome or stainless steel exhaust tips

My exhaust tips have rust spots toward the back, but once to the end of the tip their is no rust (maybe a small small spot that i have cleaned) Do I have chrome or stainless steel. They are still really shinny considering they have gone through a rough mn winter full or road salt for a couple of years

I have no idea, and does anyone have any ideas how to clean
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chrome tips will rust, I used any ol chrome polish and stainless steel to keep mine for 3 years until the rust won, then I got stainless and realized I shoulda did that from the start
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Ya man, chrome tips look so so good in the beginning but you will soon learn that stainless is the only way to go, and they still shine very nice
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yepper chrome.... go get stainless had mine on for oh 3+ years they look great
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so those are chrome, how would i change it. Would i be able to change the chrome tips to stainless and not have to redo the whole thing?
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Yeah, you can get a shop to cut off the tips and weld stainless ones in or you can cut them off and clamp them in place.
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I opt for stainless as well, Unless you have a lot of chrome on your truck to start it stands out like a sore thumb, Now if you have say polished aluminum rims stainless with a nice satin finish looks sweet.

You also may find ones that Slip over your current tips.

There also nice because you can take scotch-brite and ad a nice grain pattern to them when they get a bit dull.
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im going on 5 years for my stainless exhaust tips... the muffler is gonna rust away before the tips do
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