Don't tell the wife but when I get my tail pipe, I'm sure she will be out cleaning the damn thing, the last couple of cars I have owned, she was always entering the car for show and shines and making sure every bit of metal was polished and cleaned.
I just read this thread now yet it has caught my attention. Just in case you are still wondering where to purchase a good chrome tailpipe, you can go to Car-Stuff. They are seriously a great site with terrific service. Just a suggestion.