2013 Ford Focus ST Long-Term Road Test

2013 Ford Focus ST: Exhaust Tip Cleaning, Before And After

June 17, 2013

2013 Ford Focus ST

With the 2013 Ford Focus ST, you get the nifty, center-exit exhaust tip instead of the regular Focus's largely hidden (passenger-side) exhaust tip. But with this design you also get a fair amount of visible soot buildup with this ST exhaust, too.

To show our long-term ST a little love, I decided to clean up the tip and bring back that shiny, lustrous look.

I've used Eagle One Nevr-Dull polish in the past, and it seemed to be the way to go here. With a bit of cleaning I got our exhaust tip to look like this:

2013 Ford Focus ST

See, back to its chrome-y goodness!

Actually, it still needs a bit more work to get it to truly pristine status, but I'll give it a final round of polishing next time I wash the car.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 13,589 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Ford Focus ST in VA is:

$145 per month*
* Explanation