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Just finished cleaning my exhaust tip and I am amazed at the amount of soot buildup. I've never had this amount of black stuff on any of my previous vehicles.
 

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Just finished cleaning my exhaust tip and I am amazed at the amount of soot buildup. I've never had this amount of black stuff on any of my previous vehicles.
You can get chrome/metal polish at any auto store. It works really well. My last car was a GTR, and it was way, way dirtier than the Q60.
 

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Just finished cleaning my exhaust tip and I am amazed at the amount of soot buildup. I've never had this amount of black stuff on any of my previous vehicles.
You can get chrome/metal polish at any auto store. It works really well. My last car was a GTR, and it was way, way dirtier than the Q60.
Yeah, that's what I used.
 
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You can get chrome/metal polish at any auto store. It works really well. My last car was a GTR, and it was way, way dirtier than the Q60.
I'm running high flow cats with a catback and my black carbon fiber tips are so black it's not even funny. I am tuned so it's too be expected but I looks at those black tips all the time and think to myself that I'm glad I'm OCD but not that OCD :eek:
 

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Just finished cleaning my exhaust tip and I am amazed at the amount of soot buildup. I've never had this amount of black stuff on any of my previous vehicles.
I wonder if it's because of the DI and the injector cycling at start-up. I know the GTR runs rich as well as 1701-64D stated so it could be how the engine is tuned from the factory. I don't remember for sure but I think my exhaust tips were black from soot even before I modified the exhaust and tuned my GTR. What brand of polish do you use?
 

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I wonder if it's because of the DI and the injector cycling at start-up. I know the GTR runs rich as well as 1701-64D stated so it could be how the engine is tuned from the factory. I don't remember for sure but I think my exhaust tips were black from soot even before I modified the exhaust and tuned my GTR. What brand of polish do you use?
I've had the same cheap bottle of Turtle chrome polish for roughly seven years, lol. That's $8 well spent.
 

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Just finished cleaning my exhaust tip and I am amazed at the amount of soot buildup. I've never had this amount of black stuff on any of my previous vehicles.
I wonder if it's because of the DI and the injector cycling at start-up. I know the GTR runs rich as well as 1701-64D stated so it could be how the engine is tuned from the factory. I don't remember for sure but I think my exhaust tips were black from soot even before I modified the exhaust and tuned my GTR. What brand of polish do you use?
I used blue magic
 
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Yes it's common on any direct injection. I usually mix 1 gallon e85 to 5or6 gallons of 93 and now I have very little if any soot.
 
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