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ok so after 5 mins of scrubbing with a soapy sponge i get this finish, and i couldnt get any better than this:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

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using a scotch bright and cillit bang i scrubbed away at the exhaust rim and outer pipes.<o:p></o:p>

rinsed it all off, dried it. then used brasso on the pipes and buffed them up to leave this finish:<o:p></o:p>

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no corrosions and scratches what so ever. well recommended for any one with lots of black stains on the exhaust finding them hard to remove.<o:p></o:p>

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Have you tried AutoGlym or Peek metal polish! (in the tube not the bottle - very important) It's quality! Amazing stuff! Always brings mine up a total treat!!!

P.S. Stellar saucepan cleaner also works pretty good! but its not cheap!
 

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In the days before cats we used a measure of the exhaust that colour as being a rich mixture, just a hint of grey was better - have you tuned it?

Doh! just read your sig....... that was on n/a engines btw
 

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Want to do mine ?

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you should be able to get that back to a shine, maybe not the greatest of shine but you could if you scrub hard enough and use the right products
 

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Have you tried AutoGlym or Peek metal polish! (in the tube not the bottle - very important) It's quality! Amazing stuff! Always brings mine up a total treat!!!

P.S. Stellar saucepan cleaner also works pretty good! but its not cheap!
I always use the autoglym metal polish with great results!
 

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you should be able to get that back to a shine, maybe not the greatest of shine but you could if you scrub hard enough and use the right products
This is the best that I could do using metal polish and some 3M scouring pad;

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great improvement. i find that the milltek standard is fairly dull looking stainless steel. the blue flame look allot shinyer standard which is a let down to milltek if you ask me.
 

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Hope thats a non-scratch scourer pad!!! [:O]

It'll never come up proper bling if you use a scourer! scratches the finish!

If you don't let it get too out of control, a cloth ussually works fine! Dishcloth to apply and scrub, big fluffy one to buff!!
 

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Thats the first thing I noticed......... (being a vampire slayer an all!) Or you're bloody good at Photoshop!!
Niiice shine BTW!
 

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I gave mine a good going over with some 2000 wet and dry, it's no longer a Miltek now LOL

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It was the only way to get the rust to shift. What I find weird is that the silencer on the back box is in prestine condition compared to the tips !
 
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