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    Quote Originally Posted by as400 View Post
    I used Wonder Wheels on my exhaust tip to get it back to its new look.

    The kit comes with a little brush and I guess its slightly acidic as after a bit of a session the black gunk all came off and it looks much improved.
    Yep I agree with AS400, I used wonder wheels on my 320CD with great results, cuts through the black stuff and brings them back to life. If you really want it shiny then get yourself a pot of "Meguiars Nxt Generation Metal Polysh" as well as this finishes it off a treat.

    P.S. Just to let you know that Wonder Wheels and Meguiars Nxt Generation Metal Polysh is available at Halfords on a 3 for 2 offer which applies to all cleaning products at the moment (Just stocked up ) so buy them both and get yourself something else free!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arun_shu View Post
    I did not think you could get BMW chrome tips for a diesel....
    I like the idea of cutting back the pipes and then fitting the petrol version tips on them (if they fit).

    Whats the mechanical reason for the tips being turned down?
    I believe it's to stop the back of your car becoming black with the crap desiels kick out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by milden112 View Post
    Yep I agree with AS400, I used wonder wheels on my 320CD with great results, cuts through the black stuff and brings them back to life. If you really want it shiny then get yourself a pot of "Meguiars Nxt Generation Metal Polysh" as well as this finishes it off a treat.
    I used Autoglym machine cleaner and a soft wire pad to get the soot off my pipes and it worked well, but the pipes still look a bit dull. Going to try the Meguiars Nxt Generation Metal Polysh. Thanks for the tip
     
     

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    On my petrol pipes I use a steam cleaner with quite a small course brush attached. Appreciate it's not the same black stuff however. Also old fashioned crome cleaner (forget who makes it but it comes in a black and gold tube) works very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unhealthy_obsession View Post
    On my petrol pipes I use a steam cleaner with quite a small course brush attached. Appreciate it's not the same black stuff however. Also old fashioned crome cleaner (forget who makes it but it comes in a black and gold tube) works very well.

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    You can get genuine chrome tail pipes for the turned down exhaust, at least for a 320d. I got one from my local dealer just after I bought my sport last year. Easy to fit and looks great. I think it was about £20. Are the twin pipes on a 330d the same diameter as the single pipe on a 320d?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Sport View Post
    You can get genuine chrome tail pipes for the turned down exhaust, at least for a 320d. I got one from my local dealer just after I bought my sport last year. Easy to fit and looks great. I think it was about £20. Are the twin pipes on a 330d the same diameter as the single pipe on a 320d?

    Really? You by any chance wouldnt have a part number would you?
    I have never seen that before
     
     

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    Just cleaned my 2005 E46 320CD SPORT exhaust yesterday and thought I’d show the results that can be achieved using the following products:

    Spray wonder wheels on the exhaust and leave for 5 minutes
    Then spray a second coat and work in with a brush
    Spray a third coat and leave for another 5 minutes before washing off
    Work two coats of Meguiars Nxt Generation Metal Polysh in to the exhaust
    Buff off the polysh and it should look something like the picture below.

    I couldn't believe a 4 year old (diesel) exhaust would look so shiny!

    P.S. Is there any update as to where D-Sport got his crome exhaust or the part number for it!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arun_shu View Post
    Really? You by any chance wouldnt have a part number would you?
    I have never seen that before
    I'm afraid I haven't as I got it last September, but when I was in the dealer asking about it the guy in the parts department was surprised it was available!! If you do go to a dealer try checking for a 320d first then see if they cross reference with a 330d.

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