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Paint the tailpipe?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoguy, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Oct 17, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    Tacoguy

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    I was wondering if anyone has ever painted their tailpipe?

    I saw on another forum where someone spray painted their tailpipe black with caliper paint. Although I thought it was a bit weird, I must admit it looked cool.

    I am going to be getting a dynomax super turbo muffler #17748, and probably will be keeping the stock tailpipe and add a stainless steel tip.

    I just hate to the look of the rusted tailpipe. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    I never hear of it but I would use BBQ paint because of the heat.
     
  3. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    I would assume that I would need to do something about the rust before painting the tailpipe?

    I don't think painting over rust is such a great idea. :confused:
     
  4. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    I'm hopefully painting mine tomorrow. My tips are the only thing still chrome, so I'm sanding them down, including the rust, and hitting them with high temp BBQ paint!
     
  5. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    they do make high heat rattle can paint ive used on old motorcycle exhausts. The paint is made for engine block and high heat applications. You can get it at walmart its made by Duplicolor and has a pic of an engine on the front...

    It needs to be baked on. What worked for me is to paint the pipe and start the engine. when the pipe gets hot it will bake the paint and speed the drying process.

    P.S. you can get high heat engine paint in any color you want
     
  6. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    You should definately sand before you paint anything:wink:
     
  7. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    oh its in automotive not paint area
     
  8. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    rust adhesion wont handle the heat...tried it... stunk like hell. I actually painted the rusty headers on and old Honda Hurricane CBR1000F and the paint held up for a couple years as long as you heat the pipe up and properly bake the paint. And those headers got hot
     
  9. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:20 PM
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    I'll have to check it out before I use the BBQ paint... thanks!
     
  11. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:24 PM
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    I personally would recommend you using the black ceramic engine paint, being that it is used for high temperatures.
     
  12. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:30 PM
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    Or you could go wild and get any color ceramic paint. Like red to match your truck... Ok that might be a little much but youd be the only one out there, all about the originality lol
     
  13. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:32 PM
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    Sorry I misread your post, I thought you wanted black tips. Any color engine paint will do as long as YOU like it:)
     
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    No red tailpipes! I'll go track down some of this high temp black ceramic paint...
     
  15. Oct 17, 2009 at 10:36 PM
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    lol not saying id ever do it lol, but yes fresh black would look good.
     
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    I bought mine from Advanced Auto Parts for $10.
     
  17. Oct 17, 2009 at 11:30 PM
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    So do you think that I could just paint the tailpipe with this ceramic engine paint over the rust? I really dont't feel like sanding all that away. lol
     
  18. Oct 18, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    Everytime I paint something rusty I just sand it down to get the surface smooth. Then I go over with primer then the paint. If the rusty part isnt smooth I dont think that it will look good, but idk I havent tried it.
     
  19. Oct 18, 2009 at 8:53 AM
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    Agreed, Id just knock all the roughness down so its smooth or at least smoother and skip the primer (i dont think there is heat rated primer) the heat might cause the primer to have issues and start flaking.
     
  20. Oct 18, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    I painted my tail pipe with some black BBQ paint. I like the way it looks ill try and post some pictures for you soon.
     
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