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Mike Phillips
07-15-2015, 10:21 AM
Review: Pinnacle Exhaust Cleaner & Brightener! - New Product! (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/new-car-care-products/93419-review-pinnacle-exhaust-cleaner-brightener-new-product.html)

Most people know my primary focus when it comes to detailing a car is perfecting the paint.


Because in my book, it's the finish quality of the paint that makes or breaks the entire look of the car. Great looking paint equals a great looking car. Swirled-out oxidized paint with water spots equals a dirty, neglected looking car.

Remember... you only get one chance to make a great first impression and right or wrong, people judge by your personal cleanliness and also the cleanliness of your car.

While perfecting the paint is always my top priority that doesn't mean I don't pay attention to all the other areas of the car that need to be detailed. Let me rephrase that.... must be detailed.

And one area that is so often neglected are the exhaust tips. The car is just not finished till the exhaust tips are just as polished to perfection as the paint.

Unburned oil and gas causes a build up of black soot on both the inside and the outside of the exhaust tips creating an unsightly appearance drawing your attention away from the rest of the sparkling car. Being low to the ground and at the back of the car the outsides also get a build-up of oily road grime that mixes with the unburned oils and gas to create an even tougher film to remove.

What to use?

There are literally hundreds if not thousands of compounds, polishes and waxes on the market for polishing and waxing car paint. When it comes to exhaust tips there's virtually nothing on the market that is actually formulated for and dedicated towards restoring and maintaining exhaust tips. Till now.

Pinnacle Exhaust Cleaner & Brightener
This metal polish is an all-natural formula that doesn’t contain any caustic chemicals or acids that are harmful to you or the environment.

Pinnacle Exhaust Cleaner & Brightener is a thick rich cream that is formulated using an advanced blend of all-natural cleaners, diatomaceous clay and a durable anti-corrosion agent that protects the surface against heat and soot build up into the future. Plus the anti-corrosion agent makes future cleaning faster and easier.

This thick, rich creamy metal polish is also easy to use an nowhere near as messy as traditional metal polishes and application as well as the wipe-off of the residue is fast and easy. Even better is the citrus fruity scent and you don't get that with other metal polishes!

Pinnacle Exhaust Cleaner & Brightener works best with a Lake Country Exhaust Applicator. This unique foam applicator pad won't scratch even the most delicate polished metal surfaces but provides plenty of aggressive scrubbing action that together with the polish cuts through layers of soot, stains and grime with ease restoring a brilliant high shine.

Dirty, soot covered grimy exhaust tips on a Corvette


The finish on the inside and the outside is dull and lifeless...



1. Swipe the foam applicator pad over the polish.




2. Using the foam applicator pad rub the polish over the polished portions of your exhaust tips both inside and the outside.



3. Using an all purpose wheel detailing towel wipe the resulting residue off and buff to a high shine mirror finish.



Repeat the process to the rest of the exhaust tips...






You done!
In lest that 15 to 20 minutes you can restore a blinding brilliant mirror shine to polished, chrome and stainless steel exhaust tips to add the finishing touch to your car or any car you detail.





Mike Phillips
07-16-2015, 10:56 AM
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07-16-2015, 11:34 AM
Hi Mike. Nice review, sounds like a good product. :props:

Do you have a link to that applicator pad? I can't seem to find it on the site. Thanks!

- Matt

The Guz
07-16-2015, 12:12 PM
Great review Mike. This is a great product.

Audios S6
07-16-2015, 01:47 PM
I am loving this product. Melted away the build-up on my S6's exhaust tips with no pre-cleaning. I'm using the term 'melted' very specifically but I watched the carbon literally melt off. In fairness, they are opti-coated, but also lacking secondary cats.

david b
07-16-2015, 02:52 PM
@Matt - There's another review of this product on the forum and it looks as if the pad is included.

Mike Phillips
07-16-2015, 03:35 PM
There's a number of our cars in the 3-day Detailing Boot Camp Class that have dirty and stained exhaust tips. Everyone attending this class will get to try out this new product and a number of other new products.



Nick McKees37
07-16-2015, 04:09 PM
Outstanding review Mike.

The sponge is called the Lake Country Exhaust Polishing Sponge. It will be on the What's New (http://www.autogeek.net/newproducts.html) page in about an hour. :dblthumb2:

07-16-2015, 04:22 PM
This may end up as a topic for it's own thread since I haven't manage to find an answer an I have GTS out of it.

Contemplating an exhaust with a black chrome tip for the wife's Suburban.

Will this work on black chrome?

07-16-2015, 06:00 PM
@Matt - There's another review of this product on the forum and it looks as if the pad is included.

Thanks! :props:

07-16-2015, 07:57 PM
This looks good.

How Do you clean the applicator after use?

07-16-2015, 09:05 PM
One of the other reviewers said soap and water or app and water worked well.

07-17-2015, 05:03 AM
Nice review Mike and Nick! Looking good!

07-25-2015, 11:45 PM
My BMW 135i has black coloured metal tips. Does anybody have any idea what products are safe for cleaning these tips? I got the car last year (its a 2011) and it looks like they have never been detailed.

any advise would be great.


Audios S6
07-26-2015, 06:24 PM
My BMW 135i has black coloured metal tips. Does anybody have any idea what products are safe for cleaning these tips? I got the car last year (its a 2011) and it looks like they have never been detailed.

any advise would be great.


Test an inconspicuous spot, but an all-in-one paint cleaner may be your best bet. Something like Klasse all-in-one