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    So Iíve had the F56 for around 4 months and put just over 1000mls on her, had the car detailed not long after taking delivery but have noticed a bit of carbon build up on the drivers side exhaust trim, gave the F56 itís weekly snowfoam wash and polished the offending tip tip with autoglym super resin polish then applied a couple of coats of megs alloy wheel wax for now, just wondering what you guys do to keep the crud off the tips


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    I've never bothered with any form of wax or protection for the tips.

    If you have a bit of metal polish and a polishing cone then it literally takes around 60 seconds per tip to get them back to a mirror finish.

    Here's a link to the polishing cones if you're not familiar:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/WINOMO-3PCS...polishing+cone

    EDIT: Forgot to say. The polishing cones I linked to just plug in to a regular power drill so you don't need a dedicated polishing tool or anything.
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    Iíve never tried anything to try and keep my tips clean.
    I just leave them throughout the Winter and then spend way longer than Iíll admit to cleaning them up in Spring.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ali JCW View Post
    I've never bothered with any form of wax or protection for the tips.

    If you have a bit of metal polish and a polishing cone then it literally takes around 60 seconds per tip to get them back to a mirror finish.

    Here's a link to the polishing cones if you're not familiar:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/WINOMO-3PCS...polishing+cone

    EDIT: Forgot to say. The polishing cones I linked to just plug in to a regular power drill so you don't need a dedicated polishing tool or anything.

    Cheers Ali,

    Iíll maybe invest in a set of those cone polishing tips



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    Quote Originally Posted by CiderFex View Post
    Iíve never tried anything to try and keep my tips clean.
    I just leave them throughout the Winter and then spend way longer than Iíll admit to cleaning them up in Spring.



    Sent from Yorkshire wi a hint oí sarcasm.
    Iíve used autosol metal polish on prior cars Iíve bought to great effect but was hoping to keep these clean without too much effort tbh


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    Quote Originally Posted by goggs View Post
    I’ve used autosol metal polish on prior cars I’ve bought to great effect but was hoping to keep these clean without too much effort tbh
    Prior to buying the cones I had tried the good old fashioned elbow grease approach but it simply took far too much effort for a regular occurence. The cones were bought one night as an experiment but they've been brilliant. I now give the tips a quick polish every time I wash the car and it literally takes about 40-60 seconds for a mirror finish on each tip.
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    I use FK1000p wax on my tips once they've been polished. Remember once you've polished them you're leaving a bare surface with no protection - two coats of this helps a good bit

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    I use Chemical Guys metal wax and always get good results. With them cleaning up with a quick snow foam.
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    Thanks gents


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