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how do i clean stacks

i have 6 in straight up stainless steel stacks on my truck and when i try to buff them with metal polish they come out with wierd marks on them what can i do?

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First make sure to put your bare hand inside them and clean them out good....
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If they are stainless you should get some stainless polish, and when you are done, buff the piss out of them to get all the polish off, they should look nice then. The polish usually dulls them and can leave streaks..

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adams spray glaze is all i use on my stacks!! If i am not miss taken i think adams to the sprayer off and just put a cap on to make it easyer but any its great stuff

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i have 6 in straight up stainless steel stacks on my truck and when i try to buff them with metal polish they come out with wierd marks on them what can i do?
I like to use a white t shirt and wrap it around the stack and pull it on both sides... works great with a quick detail spray
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I use Windex to get the soot off first, then hit them with Turtle Wax Chrome Polish. Works great for me.


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Oven cleaner. Make sure you wear gloves.
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Oven cleaner. Make sure you wear gloves.
Wont that just kill the chrome finish? I know it will eat right through anodizing from experience. Dont know about chrome
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Zep has a stainless steel polish you can get at home depot for pretty cheap.

I would clean all the soot off first then just hand buff that stuff. Works good at work.
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Re: how do i clean stacks

Guys remember he has stainless stacks not chrome. I would try a good stainless polish, anything else will scratch them.

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Wont that just kill the chrome finish? I know it will eat right through anodizing from experience. Dont know about chrome
I have used it on chrome stainless aluminum and painted surfaces. Just dont leave it on to long on aluminum and stainless. Try a small patch out first.
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