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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-23-2012, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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[HELP] Looking to Remove Aftermarket Tailpipe Cover

This cover was on the car when I bought it and in good condition. I didn't think much of it as I do not deal in exterior modifications. I have had the car for 4 years now and the cover has completely rusted out. It stuck out and curved down but the very end had chipped away so much that I have been using plyers and wire cutters to trim it down.

There is only a portion of it left but I am not sure how to get it off. The car's tailpipe is sturdy and in good condition but I don't want to break or puncture it. Is there anything I can do or maybe spray in there as to just get the "sleeve" to slide off?


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Holy cow, what the heck did someone stick on your tailpipe?!?!

You might have some luck with a dremel and a cutting wheel. You'd have to be really careful but it might do the trick.

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i would try a box cutter on it, that or a dremell but either way it doesnt look fun

or try to get under it from the start with a small flat head and just start chipping away at it
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i would try a box cutter on it, that or a dremell but either way it doesnt look fun

or try to get under it from the start with a small flat head and just start chipping away at it
I figured a flat head might be an option. Was just worried about damaging the tailpipe! I will be very careful though. I don't know what a dremell is but will look into it.
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It's just a small rotary tool. You can pick one up at any home improvement store. There are plenty of other things that would work too, I suppose. Someone will probably chime in with a better idea... I'm not a body guy.

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yah me either i was just going off the top of my head, first ideas that came to mind lol
you shouldnt ruin the tailpipe with a screwdriver or box cutter
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Or... just thinking aloud here... a new exhaust would look pretty snazzy.

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Or wait a week, it will fall off....

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Or wait a week, it will fall off....
LOL I hope you're right!

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Or... just thinking aloud here... a new exhaust would look pretty snazzy.
Well at the moment there's just no money for that. I am trying to sell it.
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thats really gross.. juss buy a new tip.. please! lol
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