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Offlinekeith zx

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    EXHAUST CLEANING
    « on: 2016-03-26 12:01:42 »
    hi anyone know the best way to clean the silver heat shields on the gt exhaust..i have a few black road maks on the shields and due to the unsmooth finish on the shields i am finding it hard to remove them ,when the exhaust cools down i have been trying to rub them off with  auto glym detailer spray but it doesn't seem move them any ideas thanks

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      Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
      « Reply #1 on: 2016-03-26 12:23:24 »
      I use WD40 for that. Works great.
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        Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
        « Reply #2 on: 2016-03-26 17:52:28 »
        thanks for that i will give it a go,,out of curiosity ,do people look and do posts on this forum dooesn't seem to be much in the way of posts????it is the quietest forum i have been on,come on wake up and start foruming !!!!

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          Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
          « Reply #3 on: 2016-03-26 19:25:11 »
          Sometimes it's quality that counts and not quantity  ;D.
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            Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
            « Reply #4 on: 2016-03-27 00:08:09 »
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              Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
              « Reply #5 on: 2016-03-27 22:24:07 »
              Thanks for the wd40 tip.
              I've struggled with those marks since day 1.


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                Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
                « Reply #6 on: 2016-03-28 17:09:18 »
                Petrol (gasoline) is what I use. When the exhausts are cold pour some petrol on a rag and wipe the exhausts, removes grease,  road tar, grime and dirt easily..
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                  Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
                  « Reply #7 on: 2016-03-28 20:45:15 »
                  Petrol, that's what I used on my 2011 GTL, now have a Exclusive and use car polish
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                    Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
                    « Reply #8 on: 2016-04-06 21:24:25 »
                    I was advised WD-40 by my local dealers for tar removal
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                      Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
                      « Reply #9 on: 2016-04-10 16:39:49 »
                      Petrol while toking on a cuban cigar...works all the time

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                        Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
                        « Reply #10 on: 2016-04-12 18:08:45 »
                        Not only cleans off the heat shields but also your hair & eyebrows!

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                          Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
                          « Reply #11 on: 2016-04-14 02:07:39 »
                          Auto Glym intensive tar remover works well.

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                            Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
                            « Reply #12 on: 2016-04-20 03:54:42 »
                            I tried the WD-40 and a stiff scrub brush, not much luck.  Any other suggestions?  I was going to use a green scrub pad but I heard that removes the rough satin finish?

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                              Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
                              « Reply #13 on: 2016-05-09 18:44:32 »
                              I already said petrol, works fast at getting all the crud off, then buff with a soft cloth.
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                                Re: EXHAUST CLEANING
                                « Reply #14 on: 2016-05-09 19:17:25 »
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