Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Sure they might be chrome: Check for magnetic pull. Now saying that cheap SS will both have a WEAK magnetic pull and show surface corrosion. Many of the factory exhaust systems are SS but they look horrible because they are cheap SS. They will not rust through in the cars life cycle but they also won't keep a polish or fine finish.
Scotch brite will freshen it but will leave a satin finish. They sell grill SS cleaner that is safe for heat. If Chrome, Scotch brite with WD40 will reduce rust spots and stain but you must remove WD40 afterwards for safety. Chrome will show lots of color changes near the heads.
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