The car muffler is component of the exhaust system responsible for making the car quiet, canceling out the noise, getting the gases and expelling corrosive and highly poisonous waste. Exhaust is naturally dark colored, so the car muffler naturally gets dirty and becomes discolored over time. While not particularly easy to keep clean, a well-maintained muffler will look good, perform better and last longer.
It is best to avoid cleaning the interior of your vehicle muffler. This may cause damage from rust or corrosion and reduce the shelf life of the muffler. Follow these under listed steps to effectively clean the exterior of your muffler.
1: REMOVE EXCESS DIRT AND GRIME
During this time, protect your hands with latex gloves. Use a dry rag or lint-free cloth to clean off all excess soot and dirt from the exterior of the muffler.
2: REMOVE GREASE AND TOUGH STAINS
Use 1 teaspoon of dish washing soap to a bucket of warm water. Lightly wash the outside of the car muffler with the solution to remove all excess grease and tough stains. Repeat this until the muffler is clean. If necessary, scrub the exterior with a scrubbing pad, taking care not to scratch the metal. Scratching the metal may cause premature corrosion of the piping or car muffler.
3: POLISH THE CAR MUFFLER
If your muffler still has dull looks or has lost its original shiny appearance, apply a metal polish. Bear in mind that there are different polishes designed for aluminum and chrome. Rub the substance onto the exterior metal surface until shiny.