How to clean your exhaust tips?

Exhaust tips on your vehicle are an often-overlooked part of the car, but they can make a statement about what you drive. They also get really dirty with soot and road residue which is just exhausting to scrub without periodic attention from time to time when it needs cleaning again. That’s where Tub O’ Towels come in. These heavy-duty wipes clean everything from caked dirt that has been baked on by exhaust smoke over weeks or months into microscopic pieces ready for removal no matter how deep down it’s stuck beneath layers upon layer until only pure 16th stroke engine oil separates them.

Clean and Polish Exhaust Tips

There are many ways to clean your chrome exhaust tips, including soaking and scrubbing. Keep in mind some points:

  1. Put on a pair of thick, waterproof rubber gloves before getting out the cleaning supplies and degreaser to clean off that dirt or dust which has been building up all year long.
  2. Fill a bucket with soapy water (car wash soap) and mix in some dish detergent. Makes for an effective scrubbing solution when you want your vehicle’s exterior to shine like new
  3. Make sure to wash it off with a cloth after using your bike. Using an old towel, scrubbing gently in circles on each side of both tips will remove any surface dirt or carbon from leaving them sparkling.
  4. For the inside, use a round stiff-bristled brush dipped in soapy water to start scrubbing. A wheel or spoke design works well for this type of cleaning and they also have an ergonomic handle which makes it easier on your hands than using just fingertips alone when working around tight corners.
  5. Apply a degreaser to the exhaust tip with an old, dry cloth both inside and outside of your gas stovetop. Let it soak for the amount of time that is recommended on the package before wiping clean thoroughly as this will help you remove any dirt or buildup easier than if they were just left untreated.
  6. If you haven’t cleaned your exhaust tips in a long time (or ever), make sure to use #0000-grade steel wool and scrub off any carbon buildup and also paint your exhaust tip as well. If there is still some leftover from the last cleaning process, repeat this procedure again until all trace of carbon has been removed.
  7. Blow the exhaust tip with canned air to knock off any leftover debris. Wipe with a clean cloth the exhaust tip.
  8. Apply the metal polish to your exhaust tip inside and outside with steel wool. You can also use this technique for cleaning any other part of the engine bay that needs attention.
  9. When you finally remove your polish, use a microfiber cloth to get rid of any leftovers.


When burning an exhaust tip, it becomes cloudy and blue. If you want to remove this coloration from your truck or car’s exterior though the use of steel wool will do just fine for most people who don’t care about keeping their vehicle looking new-looking at all times even when there are many other things happening in between washes such as wear and tear on tires which can lead them being more prone to getting punctures.


Q. Can WD 40 clean exhaust tips easily?

A. The reason why this works so well on both warm or cool exhausts has something to do with physics: pressure builds up over time until finally exploding out through tiny holes under high speeds and since heat expands molecules within liquids & solids too they’ll leak more than before because of their volume.

Q. How does the sound of exhaust tips change and why?

A. The shape and size of the muffler tip can change how much sound is produced. Double-walled tips tend to add a full bodied tone, while single walled ones produce raspier tones that may not be ideal for some riders who want less noise from their bike with just enough power behind it.

Q. Is it considered normal for car exhaust to rust?

A. If you drive your car on short trips, the moisture in its exhaust system will never have time to evaporate and thus penetrate deeper into metal surfaces. This means that it’s more likely for rusting to occur at these locations.

Make sure not only do all of those hoses stay dry but also avoid any contact with salty environments like roadsides near bridges where salt has been applied frequently over several months during wet seasons or sometimes even year-round due to an absence thereof because this can cause blisters which are tiny bubbles forming under high pressure caused by hydrochloric acid leaking out owing sudden release after sitting there stagnant long enough.

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