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      04-04-2020, 07:12 AM   #1
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Has anyone removed the stock tail pipes to clean them and put them back on? Just want to make sure they will go back on securely after removing them. Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated
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So decided to leave them on and use an SOS pad, was amazed how well it did. Last photo was taken before I cleaned them
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Standard M5 Exhaust Tips: Cleaning Advice Please

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Has anyone removed the stock tail pipes to clean them and put them back on? Just want to make sure they will go back on securely after removing them. Any tips or advice is greatly appreciated
Nice job Jeb80! Your exhaust tips look great now!

The previous owner of my vehicle cleaned and maintained most everything well (engine bay, door jams, trunk, wheels, interior carpet/leather and exterior paint). Unfortunately it appears they rarely, if ever, cleaned the standard quad exhaust tips.

For the past year I have tried to clean my exhaust tips with wheel cleaners, steel wool and even oven cleaner. Later, I even used the oven cleaner again after the tips were warmed to almost 200 F and allowed the cleaner to soak for ~15 minutes. You may be able to see from the pic on the bottom that the oven cleaner finally began to breakdown the exhaust residue. I am afraid I will scratch/damage the tips if I do this multiple more times. I am also afraid of the over spray from the oven cleaner damaging the rear diffuser's paint.

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY ADVICE!
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