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    Exhaust polishing?

    I just bought a used genome exhaust and its looking pretty dirty . Can you clean the actual pipe, it looks kinda rusty?
    Whats a good product to use to get it cleaned up? I was thinking maybe the mothers powerball?
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    when I got a used exhaust like that I just sanded down the piping and sprayed it with some high temp flat black spray paint to keep it from rusting further
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    that can is a higher grade stainless you should be able to buff it out. The pipe you will probably have to paint, or maybe steel wool, or leave alone.

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    thanks for the replies. So yall are saying that I cant really do anything to polish the piping?
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    I've used Mother's and it works great, but my favorite by far is the polish I picked up at the Hot Rod show. I don't remember the name of it, but it comes in a white and green bottle and I use it to polish my exhaust and the lips on my Volks
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    wow thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorldONE View Post
    I've used Mother's and it works great, but my favorite by far is the polish I picked up at the Hot Rod show. I don't remember the name of it, but it comes in a white and green bottle and I use it to polish my exhaust and the lips on my Volks
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    That should work ok. I just bought a used Invidia that had a ton of primer overspray on it.

    I took some sand paper too it and am now applying coats of Blue Magic to try and bring the shine back. Been workin on it for about and hour.



    I wish I'd taken a before pic...it was really bad. Looked like it had been spray painted gray.

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    I would suggest the powerball and some mothers billet alum. polish for the can and tip. You can try some light steel wool on the pipe, but unless you have a lot of spare time, its probably not worth the effort. I would also suggest putting some poorboys wheel sealant on the can/tip after you're done polishing to help cleaning it off in the future much easier. I do it to mine and the carbon buildup wipes off 1000x easier now.

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    i just realized which way the threads are goin here, lol. Yea, that mag & alum polish should work fine.

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    thanks

    I got it installed and all cleaned up! BTW: the genome is a wonderful exhaust, I recommend it to anyone
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    looks good eld

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