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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2006, 10:11 am Thread Starter
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Scratched Muffler

I'm interested in removing some scratches on the can that seem to have been there from the get go.


Anyone know what the material is? Is it polished stainless steel or chromed something? It does seem to scratch quite easily.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 2006, 1:23 pm
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When I'd get tar on my RT exhaust I'd use Dupont Chrome polish applied with an SOS pad, with very light pressure. It worked like a charm, never any scratches. So I tried that the other day with my GT. DON'T! I don't know what the can is made of, but it is not chrome. I'm interested in an answer to your question too. This may be the perfect excuse to drop 15 lbs. and pick up 5 HP (a new can).
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I am not sure there a product that will remove the scratches. At best, they may be covered up slightly with a wax without abrasives. I also have very fine swirls probably
just from wiping after a wash. Johnson & Johnson make a spray polish that comes out
as white foam that is very mild. Red & white can, but can't remember the label name. It
was always used at the Harley shop. Lot's of chrome on those bikes ya know.

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"00" steelwool...

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 2006, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Loggiebone
"00" steelwool...

00 is still pretty abrasive. I would use 0000.

Colonite also has a product called Metal Wax. I use it on my boats, and on the cast iron of my woodworking machinery. It does have a mild abrasive, but you can control the cut with your hand pressure. It will also leave a high gloss protective finish. You can usually find it at a marine supply store like West Marine. As a side note, marine stores are great places to find 12v electrical parts.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 30th, 2006, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by bnblazer
00 is still pretty abrasive. I would use 0000.

I've used 00 for years...starting with an R/RS, then a K/RS, then R/RT, a K/S (replaced by Remus) and now also a K/GT with never a problem. BMW uses a top quality grade of SS on these cans. But, obviously, 0000 will work as well...just requires a little more "elbow grease".

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