Chrome Tailpipe Surrounds
This probably isnít the easiest way, and iím sure some of you have figured out how to do this already, but I thought iíd share for those who are curious.
The past couple days iíve been refinishing every single exterior piece of chrome, yep thatís been fun. I got to the back and decided I needed to do something about the sooty tailpipes. These cars have a tendency to run very rich and therefore put a lot of black on the chrome exhaust surround. If youíre efficient it should only take about half an hour to do both.
What youíll need:
-Course sand paper
-Fine sand paper (the finer the better, I used 1500)
-Paper towels and water
-Brasso and an old towel or cloth
-No more than half a brain
Itís pretty straight forward. Wash it out well with water and paper towels, then use the course sand paper to get the majority of the black off. During these steps make sure you only move in ONE direction with the sandpaper/brasso, I recommend left to right as it blends with the metal better. After youíve gotten the majority of the black stuff off, rewash it and then get the rest with the fine sand paper, this is the best time to remove the grooves from the harsher sandpaper and to give it a small shine. Wash again and then use brasso to shine. It doesnít come out as chrome as before, more of a silver, but itís much better than black, and I think I prefer it to chrome in that location.
Iíll include pictures of my results.