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You should consider getting a dealer to look at your that problem. It sounds like you have too much grunge. My experience is:
With 1800 miles, I can clean my tailpipe with a dry towel or a smidge of chrome polish on a cloth in a few seconds. There is usually barely a dusting, but definitley visually black, just nothing that builds up crud, more just a dry black power.
Haven't noticed driving habits had much effect. I do a mixture.
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Use a product called NEVR-DULL (by Eagle One) it come in a black can (I've also seen it in silver cans too). It is a shredded cotton-like material imprgnated with a chemical that polishes metal, and it cuts through every type of grime including exhaust soot.
organic compounds, like exhaust soot, are dissolvable in other organic compounds like "non-flammable solvent" (what shops use... forget what the chemical name is), or just plain old gasoline. seriously.
You need to polish the INSIDE of the exhaust tip (which by the way is a very nice piece) to keep the soot from sticking, then after that just a damp paper towel will wipe off any accumulation.
I use the following products:
Originally posted by 6speed8 You need to polish the INSIDE of the exhaust tip (which by the way is a very nice piece) to keep the soot from sticking, then after that just a damp paper towel will wipe off any accumulation.
I use the following products:
This stuff absolutely works. I followed 6speed8's recommendation and applied this stuff. After two days now...NO BLACK STUFF has accumulated on the tips. Amazing!!!:D
RX-8 Ti GT 6mt w/black leather/Nav/6 disc delivered on 8/27/03. '02 Ti Miata SE still in the garage...another great car
Yes, polishing the inside of the exhaust tip, keeps the soot from accumulating (it kinda slides right off), and whatever little bit does take hold, wipes right off. Polishing the inside makes it look better too.
Originally posted by mikeb my soot has not decreased but I wipe it about twice a week so it stays looking new
the only thing worst then the soot is keeping the damn rims clean
Mike, yes , the front wheels seem to accumulate alot of brake dust. Here's what I did to reduce the dust.
1. Claybar the wheels. (to get the surface smooth)
2. Apply several coats of Zaino
3. Use a small California duster to dust any accumulation.
4. Anything that does not come off with 'dusting', use a
wet sponge to remove, and then use the Zaino Z6 detail
spray to finish.
This works for me, daily time = 10 minutes. The '8' sure has