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I threw some new tips on the Audi RS6 last night, and I thought I’d pass those tips on to you guys, too.

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The key to the whole thing is the humble crimp tube. Usually used for jewelry making, these neat little chromed metal tubes are perfect for 1:64 exhausts. They come in 4 sizes ranging from “3-cylinder two stroke” to “V8 DIESEL, BABY!!!”

I originally bought it for the smallest size, as they are just right for capping off axles. But it was a pain in the butt and I found a much easier way to do that, but the crimp tubes are still great for exhaust tips!

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I started drilling out the exhausts with a small 1/16" drill bit (hand operated, since the plastic is so soft), then widened it to the size of the #2 crimp tube with a pin vise.

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Then it was basically a matter of gluing in the new tubes, and all done!

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(Hot Wheels wheel for scale)

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Below she sits all complete.

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Now it’s just a matter of repainting. Any color suggestions are welcome!

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