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    Invidia q300 titanium tips

    Hey guys, I was just wondering what you guys use to clean your exhaust tips? I have a q300 quad titanium tips and the tips are black. What is the best polisher I can use? Thanks in advance.
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    Don't use a polisher, it can remove the blue. I just got my invidia N1 exhaust and have been doing research. I have found an overwhelming number of people who simply use wd40. I think with these tips you are better off to keep them clean vs cleaning them after they are very dirty.

    There may be polishers that aren't abrasive enough to remove the blue, but I'm not risking it. The titanium actually doesnt hold a polish as well as stainless, incase that's your main concern. I personally like the duller finish to my tips and will once a week wipe them with wd40. They look great so far.

    And if you want to re-blue the tips, you can either heat them with a torch, or use a different method using 9 volt batteries and soda.

    I actually plan on wiping down my whole turbo back from time to time to keep it from building rust incase I have to sell it.

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    I wash them with a wet rag when I wash my car every week...
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    Easy throw them out buy a new set
    I would search on youtube (maybe check out the chemical guys channel) about cleaning ti exhausts and see what some people have said. I used wheel cleaner on mine to get rid of most of the carbon buildup but then again mine is stainless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McBill View Post
    I wash them with a wet rag when I wash my car every week...
    i tried that when i wash my car, it didnt work. the carbon is so thick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tesla317 View Post
    Don't use a polisher, it can remove the blue. I just got my invidia N1 exhaust and have been doing research. I have found an overwhelming number of people who simply use wd40. I think with these tips you are better off to keep them clean vs cleaning them after they are very dirty.

    There may be polishers that aren't abrasive enough to remove the blue, but I'm not risking it. The titanium actually doesnt hold a polish as well as stainless, incase that's your main concern. I personally like the duller finish to my tips and will once a week wipe them with wd40. They look great so far.

    And if you want to re-blue the tips, you can either heat them with a torch, or use a different method using 9 volt batteries and soda.

    I actually plan on wiping down my whole turbo back from time to time to keep it from building rust incase I have to sell it.
    i gave the wd40 a try, i just tested it on a small spot. The carbon did come off a little bit and i was able to see some of the blue of the tip lol. I will try it this coming weekend
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    I'm curious, (and do forgive me for the silliness of my question), but wouldn't WD40 attract lots of dirt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanala View Post
    I'm curious, (and do forgive me for the silliness of my question), but wouldn't WD40 attract lots of dirt?
    WD-40 is an oil so it should remove any build up. I wouldn't be overly concerned with anything sticking to it, I don't think it would attract more since it dries pretty quickly. That stuff is great to remove plasti dip haha

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    I read this a while back and wanted to post what I found by accident. The absolute best thing I've found, is to use carb and throttle body cleaner. It makes the carbon wipe right off and the blue looks brand new. I used it with a microfiber towel and it only took a minute to do it. It surprised the hell out of me, and it works amazingly well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mockylock View Post
    I read this a while back and wanted to post what I found by accident. The absolute best thing I've found, is to use carb and throttle body cleaner. It makes the carbon wipe right off and the blue looks brand new. I used it with a microfiber towel and it only took a minute to do it. It surprised the hell out of me, and it works amazingly well.
    Hmmmm, very interesting! Do you think you could post some before and after pics? I went stage 2 back in March and got the Q300 with the titanium tips. I always just did the wet rag wipe off after a wash, but now thats starting not to work as the build up is continous while driving.
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    I never let mine get very dirty to begin with but I used undiluted Blackfire APC (all purpose cleaner) along with a soft "wool-like" brush to get a like new shine after every car wash. The Blackfire APC would probably do well on a dirty set but it may take more scrubbing. Just be careful as anything abrasive will remove the blue finish as stated above.
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    I don't have before and after pics, but the next time it's black and grimy, I'll post some up. I don't run cats, so within a week it's black. I assure you, it looks brand new, with full shine. The best part was, you didn't need to scrub. Most of the carbon came off after I sprayed it, then I wiped the rest off with a soft microfiber. I wasn't about to use an abrasive, and I also tried using brake parts cleaner with no success. Anyway, try carb cleaner. I'll post some pics up if I take some today, of what it looks like clean.

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    There's some dirt on there, but they were solid black until this weekend. No scrubbing.
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