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Polishing TRD exhaust tips

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by GSD, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Mar 21, 2020 at 9:32 PM
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    Wondering what everyone uses to polish their TRD exhaust tips? I’ve got the black chrome tips less than a year old and they seem to have a film on them and finish looks rather spotty. I’ve got numerous different metal/chrome polishes that usually do the trick, but they just aren’t polishing out that good.

    Also, any recommended protectant that can be put on them?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 22, 2020 at 12:27 AM
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    Following. I have the same issue!!
     
  3. Mar 22, 2020 at 12:35 AM
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    I had turtle wax compound I used when mine was chrome it made it look new again.
     
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    If this polish (link below) doesn't work, the cure for the film and spotty finish is going to be new exhaust tips. This assumes the "black chrome" is actually a plated finish and not painted coating. Use that on a painted finish, and it will "soon get through to the bottom of it". Might be advisable to first try any metal polish on an inconspicuous location.

    Without applying a protective clear coat, your options for protection are going to be the same as for your paint, i.e. wax, sealant, ceramic, etc.

    https://www.amazon.com/Simichrome-3...=1584886077&sprefix=metal+poli,aps,190&sr=8-5
     
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  5. Mar 22, 2020 at 7:44 AM
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    Or just paint them black again
     
  6. Mar 22, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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    Thanks for the link. They’re actually a plated finish, not painted. TRD makes them either in a silver chrome, or black chrome finish.
     
  7. Mar 24, 2020 at 4:40 AM
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    Interesting post. Let me know if you try something that works.
     
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  8. Mar 24, 2020 at 5:09 AM
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    I used that Simichrome polish to clean up some chrome exhaust tips on a Malibu LTZ. I found the deposited residue from condensation of combustion products extremely difficult and slow to remove, even with a lot of effort. It did work, but it was a lot of work...be prepared.
     
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    Here is a pic of what the finish looks like, any ideas what will get this film to polish out? Simichrome??

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    One can of this should do the trick

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    Not looking to paint as they're already black plated chrome, just trying to find a polish that works. I've tried the Never Dull and a few other of my go-to metal polishes which aren't really working. I haven't tried the Simichrome that was recommended, not sure if this would work??
     
  15. Jun 23, 2020 at 10:09 PM
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    Not sure about your black chrome, but I use Super Fine 0000# steel wool to polish my chrome welded on tip..
     
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    I use steel wool and windex. Seems to get most anything off of true chrome. Not sure for the black.
     
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    I liking this idea. ^
     
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    Anyone tried this on the TRD black plated tips?
     
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    I ve never polished my exhaust tips.:mudding:
     

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