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Painting exhaust tip

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Madjik_Man, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:06 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Saw this in a guy's build thread, asked him but haven't gotten a response..

    How do I go about doing this? What kind of prep? What kind of paint? How far back from the tip do I paint?

    My exhaust tip (and whole exhaust) is pretty oxidized.

    How durable is this?

    I think it looks awesome

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:27 AM
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    Chris(NJ)

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    Just use a high temp paint. It doesnt get that hot near the tip. Go back as far as you want (or can see). The closer you get to the headers/cats though, the hotter its going to get. There really isnt a reason to though.
    As for prep, you could probably run some 0000 steel wool over the area to clean it up. Just make sure you either paint it off of the truck, or tape the whole area around it real well to avoid overspray.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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    I like the black but the TRD looks horrible on it. But use high temp paint and you won't have any issues.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    DeeKay21

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    X2. I would have just painted the TRD logo black too.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    I think he did that by hand.

    I might just go straight gloss black
     
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Are you saying this was a hand job?
     
  7. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    he used stickey tracing paper.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    Hey man what I did is sanded it down with I think around 400 grit and painted it with rustoleum 500 degree paint, bit if you want to be extra sure buy the 2000 degree paint but it does cost more
     
  9. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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  10. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    Are you saying you want to tug on his glossy tip?
     
  11. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    Thanks dude.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: WIN
     
  13. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    I might, it sure is pretty and shiny!
     
  14. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    Yes.....and something about really working the tip? :D
     
  15. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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    It is quite attractive, I must say :eek:
     
  16. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    It's matte black paint too
     
  17. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    :eek: thats flat black? or was it freshly painted in the pic?
     
  18. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Freshly painted but it's still shiny, so I'd say don't get gloss or else it will look like a mirror
     
  19. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:24 PM
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    Wow.

    Thanks for the heads up
     
  20. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Crazy that's flat black!
     
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