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    How To Clean Exhaust Tips by Machine with Wolfgang Metal Polishes

    How To Clean Exhaust Tips by Machine with Wolfgang Metal Polishes



    Here's the stainless steel exhaust tips on Max's AMG, not the black exhaust film building up...








    The easy way to polish metal
    Here's the fast and easy way to remove the black exhaust film using a Drill, the Bufferstick, a few microfiber bonnets and Wolfgang Concours Aluminum Finishing Polish.





    Microfiber Bonnets
    Microfiber bonnets area available in different colors so that you can dedicate them for specific products and/or procedures. To apply the Wolfgang Aluminum Concours Polish I've placed a blue microfiber bonnet over the foam head of the Bufferstick.

    The black foam used for the Bufferstick is fairly aggressive and can be used by itself. The benefit to using the bonnet is the microfiber bonnet protects the foam head on the Bufferstick so the foam doesn't get chewed up from use. Then, after you're finished with your polishing project you can wash the microfiber bonnets and re-use them. This saves the foam head on the Bufferstick and saves you money.





    Tape-off and protect
    Because the exhaust tips are surrounded by plastic trim and clearcoated body panels, it's a good idea to place some 3M Masking Tape over these areas to protect them from splatter and also to in-case you accidentally run the spinning pad/bonnet into the trim or paint.





    Stir before use
    Here's how the Wolfgang Concours Aluminum Polish looks when you first remove the lid. This is normal.




    Using a clean wooden stirring stick to stir the polish...





    Once you have created a uniform looking consistency, the polish is ready to use...






    Apply polish to bonnet
    You can do this with your stir stick, a spoon or spatula or like I'm doing, simply place the bonnet into the jar of polish.





    Technique Tip
    While it's easy and even natural to run the drill at maximum speed by simply pulling the trigger all the way, the Bufferstick and bonnet actually work better at a medium speed. too high a speed will force inertia to cause the bonnet to sling outward and bunch up. Running the Bufferstick at a medium speed will prevent this...











    Wipe to a bright mirror shine
    After buffing the residue, wipe off any excess and rub the metal surface using a clean, dry microfiber towel to reveal a brilliant, clear mirror shine.







    Machine Wipe
    You can also place a clean, dry microfiber bonnet over the head of the Bufferstick and let the Drill wipe off any excess residue and polish the metal to a high shine.











    Remove protective tape
    After you've removed any excess polish, remove the tape and check out the shine!






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    Re: How To Clean Exhaust Tips by Machine with Wolfgang

    And here are the results...






    Clean and shiny, like a diamond ring!










    Reversible and re-usable
    The microfiber bonnets are reversible and re-usable. Simply wash and dry alone or with similar metal polishing microfiber towels.








    If you have a car with polished exhaust tips or any component of your car is polished metal, then here's the fast easy way to clean and polish metal while taking all the work out of it...



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    Wolfgang MetallWerk Polishes
    There are 3 grades of metal polish to choose from but you always want to follow more aggressive steps with the less aggressive polishes and always finish out using the Concours Aluminum Polish.

    Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Concours Aluminum Polish

    Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Fine Aluminum Polish

    Wolfgang MetallWerk™ Aluminum Compound


    Buffersticks for use with any drill

    Bufferstick Wheel Polishing Tool & Microfiber Bonnets

    Red Bufferstick Wheel Buffing Tool


    Powerful Cordless Makita Drill and Driver

    Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 inch Driver Drill Kit

    The Makita Drill Kit includes,
    1 each Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2 inch Driver Drill
    2 each 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Battery (BL1830)
    30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger (DC18RA)
    Tool Case (824953-7)
    Tool Belt Clip (346034-2)



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    Re: How To Clean Exhaust Tips by Machine with Wolfgang Metal Polishes

    Very nice

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    Re: How To Clean Exhaust Tips by Machine with Wolfgang Metal Polishes

    Nice I just purchase the kit yesterday. Can't wait for it
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    Re: How To Clean Exhaust Tips by Machine with Wolfgang Metal Polishes

    Nice work Mike.

    I see you work on Max's cars often. Does he work on your red monster truck?

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    Re: How To Clean Exhaust Tips by Machine with Wolfgang Metal Polishes

    Cars are usually shining in the autogeek garage, now add some freshly polished up exhaust. Nice work Mike as usual.

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    Re: How To Clean Exhaust Tips by Machine with Wolfgang Metal Polishes

    Quote Originally Posted by smack View Post

    I see you work on Max's cars often.

    Does he work on your red monster truck?


    That's funny...

    Nick usually takes care of Max's AMG and he does a great job. As long a Max is happy that's what's important.

    As for my truck? Max is just glad I have a truck with doors and a roof.


    Now back to machine polishing metal...



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