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jmitch8011
Jun 27th, 2008, 11:45 AM
Has anyone had to re-polish one without removing it from the vehicle? If so what would your recommend. It's my vehicle so I could remove it if needed but it was a pain install the 2nd half that leads out of the engine compartment. Anyway, it's a injen cai and it has a haze over the pipe. Any and all thoughts please? I will try and upload some pics later when I get home.:thinking1

Mike Phillips
Jun 27th, 2008, 11:50 AM
Cai = ?

:scratchhead1

premier.mobile1
Jun 27th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Cai = ?

:scratchhead1

CAI=Cold Air Intake

premier.mobile1
Jun 27th, 2008, 12:00 PM
This should work.

http://www.meguiars.com/estore/products/product_G13005.jpg

Mike Phillips
Jun 27th, 2008, 03:32 PM
Thanks...

CAI instead of Cai :D

Though Cai was just a portion of a word since it wasn't all capital letters.

Here's another product you can try and might be easier to find than the NXT All Metal Polysh


http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16630

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/G13508_HRMagAlumPolish.jpg

jmakado
Jun 27th, 2008, 08:35 PM
I personally like the Mag and Aluminum polish. I tend to polish all my shiny parts under the hood with that. I also like using Cleaner Wax on them when they don't need polishing but I want to add a little pop. Cleaner Wax is also my favorite for exterior chrome.

Edit: I just looked at injens site and they say it is constructed of aluminum. I would suggest the Hot Rims Mag and Aluminum polish.

Also, per your original question of a process:
1. Use a little tape where the intake pipe meets any plastic or rubber.
2. Use a terry cloth towel and work the product in all the easy to reach areas until you get some black residue going. Wipe off excess.
3. For the harder to reach areas you can just wrap the towel around the pipe itself and work the product in by holding either end of the towel and going back and forth. Wow, that's hard to explain without a picture! Does it make sense?

Since Aluminum likes to haze so fast I like to follow that with some sealant such as #21 or NXT.

jmitch8011
Jun 30th, 2008, 08:38 PM
Hey thanks and yes that does make sense. It's like using a towel on your back. Oh and sorry for the Cai. I just type it and forget where i'm at.