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Moleatrude
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PostSubject: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 11:34

OK, hello you lovely cleaning people!

What is the best thing for cleaning metal? The things I need to clean are:

Strut brace - I want to clean and then seal it

Stainless Steel Exhaust - I want to clean and then seal it

and general engine cleaning too!


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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 12:19

Auto Glym Engine & Machine degreaser is what I use, brings the engine up a treat!!

Can you seal metal??!!

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 12:22

This stuff. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 12:56

I usr Autosol Metal Polish also Chrome Polish Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 13:57

Thanks guys, might t-cut the exhaust to bring it back up to colour. The sealing thing was more to protect it against more dirt so its easier to clean next time Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 14:15

I use Autosol too - never used anything to seal it though.
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 14:28

I use Autosol too. You just need to give the tailpipe wipe everytime you wash your car Moley. I keep an old microfibre cloth especially for it, then you only have to polish it once in a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 17:02

You buy a tube and it will last you for years buddy Very Happy

Mine's in the boot so can do your tailpipes at the pub meeting Wink or I'll lend you the cloth and watch Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 17:04

won't be installed by then Sad but I will defo buy some Smile Anything recommended by you lot must be good!!

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 18:50

Use Autosol Moley for gods sake ! Not bloomin Tcut! Laughing

I use Brasso! Don't think you can seal the exhaust with anything really as the heat would just evaporate /melt it away! The important thing is to clean it with something that gets rid of the tiny rust particles before they have a chance to adhere and enlargen. Autosol will do this also brasso! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 19:23

i use meguairs all metal polish prob just as gd as autosol. you cant seal metals in the same way as paint i dont think.just wipe it when u wash it is the key!
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 20:46

I use the Meg's metal polish too, it brought the Clubby's exhaust up a treat, I don't think it had ever been done Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 20:48

Think i may have to get me some metal polish. My exhaust tip is filthey!
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 21:22

TIP - Andy, use a glove if possible Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 21:29

just like the latex ones?
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 21:32

yes that's them mate, saves stain marks on the hands Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 21:32

I just put some on a bit of kitchen roll and wipe it on, then wipe it off with a microfibre cloth - quite possibly wrong - but I don't need to use gloves then.
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 21:34

OK for a quick wipe over if your pipes are fairly clean but if rearly dirty then saves your hands Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 21:36

Ahh, I only do it after the valet people have washed it already. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 21:38

Only a tip Nikola, the soot from inside the exhaust can stain and when I clean mine I wipe round inside the pipe as well Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 21:42

I don't do that actually - I'll be out there sorting that tomorrow. Don't think I've done it since I had it put on actually, Paul gave it to me very clean though. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty15th February 2010, 22:38

come on wifey, sort ya tips out Razz I like to keep me pipes clean lol!

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118 wrote:
come on wifey, sort ya tips out Razz I like to keep me pipes clean lol!

That really made me giggle!! lol!
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nikola wrote:
That really made me giggle!! lol!

sorry, but I believe in good personal hygiene lol! haha

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PostSubject: Re: Metal Cleaning and sealing   Metal Cleaning and sealing Empty16th February 2010, 20:09

00 Wire Wool (Ultra Fine) or Bronze Wire Wool Ultra Fine (which is better as its less abrassive) and Borla Exhaust Cleaner seal with FinishKare 1000P Hi-Temp Sealant (melts at 250oC + used on aircarft etc)

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