How to clean exhaust tips

Cleaning and detailing your Macan.
Scirocco
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Post by Scirocco » Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:13 am

2016. Just looked and Porsche dont name these as affected by wear and tear. Appreciate they may comment on general upkeep as being a potential cause hence why I'm trying to work out how much work I put into cleaning them at the risk of further damage.

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Post by MikeM » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:37 am

Scirocco wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:13 am
2016. Just looked and Porsche dont name these as affected by wear and tear. Appreciate they may comment on general upkeep as being a potential cause hence why I'm trying to work out how much work I put into cleaning them at the risk of further damage.
It’s common with all black exhaust tips pre-facelift, don’t know if still the same on later models although can advise that Porsche extended warranties do not cover such items.
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Post by JurassicGTS » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:08 pm

Just sent an email to my OPC to see if they could start process of making a warranty claim to get my exhaust tips replaced before the manufacturer warranty expires.
Looking at the pictures am I being overly demanding in trying to get these changed?

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Post by Paul » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:05 am

Mine were replaced and they were not as bad as this. (But that was back in 2017 when my GTS was 6 ish months old - they would not change them again when the same pitting was again visible a year or so later.)
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Post by JurassicGTS » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:24 pm

OPC have agreed for me to take the car in, they will attempt to polish and if unsuccessful then will replace under new car warranty. Car has to be booked in before new car warranty expires but work can be carried out afterwards.
Extended warranty does not cover these parts.
MY 2018 Carmine red GTS (ours)
MY2014 Boxster S GT Silver Anniversary spec.
2017 Nissan Leaf
2006 Merecedes Benz 500SL Brilliant silver
2016 Mazda CX3 Pearlescent white (dogs)

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Post by ppj50 » Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:12 pm

Any ideas on the spec of the black paint used, somehow acquired a scratch , not sure what to use for touch up?

Not exhaust but tried cleaning black roof rails with all sorts nothing I’ve got being successful, a bit obtuse tried Mr Sheen and they’ve come up (and stayed) blotch free for a couple of days now!

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Post by OmniCognateSnr » Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:05 pm

ppj50 wrote:
Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:12 pm
Any ideas on the spec of the black paint used, somehow acquired a scratch , not sure what to use for touch up?

Not exhaust but tried cleaning black roof rails with all sorts nothing I’ve got being successful, a bit obtuse tried Mr Sheen and they’ve come up (and stayed) blotch free for a couple of days now!
black motorbike case paint will probably do the trick. I suspect official Porsche stuff will be costly.

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