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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-13-2005, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Muffler Polish

I was just wondering what you guys use to polish your mufflers. I've got a matte finish muffler on my mike so i don't know if it's safe to use all those chrome polish deals. However i still want to bring out a deep gloss out of those tailpipes... any suggestions?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-05-2006, 06:06 AM
 
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Re: Muffler Polish

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I was just wondering what you guys use to polish your mufflers. I've got a matte finish muffler on my mike so i don't know if it's safe to use all those chrome polish deals. However i still want to bring out a deep gloss out of those tailpipes... any suggestions?
hmm.....I was going to suggest mother's mag metal polish...but not for a matte finish.

this metal care page might help

http://www.goddards.com/html/metalCareTips.htm
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 07:59 PM
 
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just get some alcohol wipe the pipe down with that and then go back over it with a soft towel, itll shine like new
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 11:23 PM
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If you mean it has a non-shiny aluminum finish, not painted (which is what I think when you say "matte"), Flitz polish is the best for any metal polishing. Not abrasive, you can use it on plexiglass with no scratches.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2006, 04:19 AM
 
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i agree with fuster. flitz is a great product that most people don't know about. give it a shot.
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if its a "matte" finish (meaning a painted surface with no clear coat), i would only reccomend washing it with soap and water like you would wash your bike. then dry with a chamois. by using chemicles or metal polishes it may start to remove some of the "matte" finish.

i have a D&D slip-on which has a black satin finish on the can. i only use soap/water to clean it when i wash the bike. and it comes out clean and shiney.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-14-2006, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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haha, I started this thread almost a year ago. Better late than never. Yea I wasn't clear when i said matte. It's not painted it's just a dull metal finish. Not shiney, but still reflective... don't know if that makes sense... but seems like fusters got the idea. I've scratched the pipes up nicely ever since i first posted this. I'll give this flitz stuff a try thanks.

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so its a metal looking finish, just not polished mirror finish. thats an easy one. ANY metal polish will clean it up. now, if you want to turn it into a mirror finish you can always do the sanding method. or remove the pipe and take in to get polished with a buffing wheel and metal polish.

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