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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Doscolored Chrome Reply with quote

I got "down" low and polished the chrome exhaust tips on the new to me "Limited" yesterday.

The right hand side looks great.





BUT.....the left hand side is discolored to about half way back.
Looks to me like just more exhaust heat there; or, overzealous welding.

Is there anything that will remove the discolored area?





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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no actual, true "dual exhaust" for the Cruisers, only the splits behind the axle into dual tips. So depending on how the split is made, a T or a Y, determines the balance of flow between the 2 tips.
For the "discolored" question, it's best to turn to the cycle world for answers......

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-goldwing-technical-forum/319994-how-remove-blue-chrome-exhaust.html

There a lot of info to find with a Google search.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
I found both Blue Job, and Blue-Be-Gone.
http://www.amazon.com/Smartwax-40102-Blue-B-Gone-Ultimate-Polish/dp/B0030GDLW0
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good, post up more pics when done.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your picture are a good example of why dual tail pipes do not really work on the PT Cruiser.

There is a long time Motor Cycle and Boat product that will get much of the heat discoloration removed. Most chrome polishes for automotive are not as good as BLUE AWAY CHROME POLISH.

Any members that have a Flat Bottom or Hydro with Sanderson's or a Harley with a set of chrome pipes will attest to how well this product works.

The other option would be to get a set of blue tail pipes for both sides. That way it will look balanced. See "Ricer" junk and accessories.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think anyone thinks the dual tips add anything to the car besides a cool look!

That is a great looking Cruiser! Cool

Good luck in cleaning up the chrome it can be a challenge!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW
During one of my "I need to think about this" periods, I attempted to remove the bluing on the exhaust tip.

I bought a product Called "Blue-B-Gone" which comes in a tall bottle in mostly liquid form.

Forget hand rubbing! No effect!
Forget even hand rubbing with a 3M pad! NO effect!

I ended up using my cordless drill, which has a extra mandrel with a flat velcro surface.
I cut a piece of light duty 3M pad, and I polished it...and I polished it....and I polished it with heavier pressure each time! Mad

I finally did make a pretty good improvement.
Except I think that my chrome polish would have worked just as good with as much abrasion as I ended up using.



Before....





AFTER...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks pretty good to me! Cool
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