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Painting Exhaust Tips Black(DIY TUTORIAL)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aidenhardcore, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    aidenhardcore

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    Hey Guys, This is a First Diy On painting your chrome exhaust tips black. I haven't seen a diy on this yet so maybe this could be a sticky and help you guys out. This is a great mod to make your truck even blacker haha.



    OK so the supplies you will need are:
    1. Scotch pads heavy duty.( There cheap like 6 for 3 bucks)
    2. I'm using high heat Primer and High heat black paint that goes up to 2,000 f so it wont flake off when exhaust gets hot.(Im doing 2 tips so I used 1 can of primer and 2 cans of black high heat. The paint is like 8.99 at autozone.
    3. Sand Paper. (You need 220 Grit and then 400 Grit.)



    Now the tips I'm using came off of my old 07 Ram so As you can see in pic they were so dirty and couldn't even see the chrome.
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    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr




    First you want to get the scotch pads and really dig into the tips taking off all the road grime and rust off. Will take some pressure but it will come off. Use some water to help with the process.
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    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr


    Now the tips will look like this. All nice and clean.Took about 1 hour to get all the rust and stuff off the 2 tips.[​IMG]
    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr



    Now you want to clean them with soap and water. Then you want to take the sand paper, I use 220 first to really dig into the chrome and scuff it up so the paint bonds better. Make sure and wet sand and really sand the whole tip. Keep going over and over to really make it ruff up good. Then you want to use the 400 grit paper to smooth it out for primer.



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    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr


    Now you can wash the tips with soap and water again and make sure there dry. I was going to sit the tips up on table cause there round and need to go in circle to paint them lol but they kept falling so i use atv tie downs and chairs. Please do this outside. I did some inside and not good. shake up the can of primer real good for about 3 mins. Then do the coats. I did 4 coats to each tip going light to heavy.Wait 6 mins in between coats to make sure they dry. I did use the 400 grit sand paper and in between coats and lighty sand so the paint could have more grip. after 4 coats of primer, they should look like this. [​IMG]
    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr[​IMG]
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    Now time for the paint high heat paint. I did again light coats and then some heavy ones at the end. I did about 6 to 7 coats. After the last coat, i took them off the tie downs and put them in my room. we had the heat on high so i closed the door and let them heat overnight. It says on can to put parts in oven but i didnt go do. They should look like this in the end. A more of a flat black then glossy but they came out amazing.
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    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr[​IMG]
    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr


    Ok so now off the the exhaust shop. I was getting dual flowmaster muffler 40 series out the side dual. It sounds really good and not to loud. [​IMG]
    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr[​IMG]
    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr[​IMG]
    Untitled by aidenhardcore, on Flickr


    Ok guys thats it. I was not a great painter, always messing up painting stuff on my trucks and cars but I have to say If a newbe can do this, then anyone can. It looks amazing. No flaking and nothing. I did this on friday so after 2 days its going good. I tryed to use my nail to take some of the paint off and couldn't. It is really on there good. Makes your exhaust custom. Thanks guys an any questions just ask.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    Sawick

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    Nice write up, hope it stays looking good after some good usage!
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    Yes I hope so too. Thanks. I hope more people see the thread.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:54 AM
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    how long have you driven it for in one drive? longer than 40 min?
     
  5. Apr 24, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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    I alot longer. Yesterday I drove like 300 miles all day and they still are fine np.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    nice, i planned on doing mine, and just wondered about long trips. looks good!
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    Thanks. It should be fine. I mean i tryed to scratch mine and stuff and it doesnt wanna come off. Its sticking to the tips real good.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2012 at 5:43 AM
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    Hey guys, I just wanna give you guys an update on how my tips are doing after 1 year. They still look great even after mudding and rain and salt that gets on them in the winter. I am going to spray them again just to make them shiny cause the color faded just alittle but besides that there great. I love em
     
  9. Jul 12, 2012 at 5:46 AM
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    Good to know the stuff holds up! I might paint over my motorcycle can with that stuff since the bike it taking a bit of a red/black scheme. Chrome can has got to go :cool:
     
  10. Jul 12, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    Yup, Its works pretty good. Do it up:). Doesnt take long and is cheap. Better then paying up for 80 for 1 black tip new
     
  11. Dec 29, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    Has anyone done this without the primer? Can't find the high heat primer anywhere so I'm just curious as to how well it will hold up minus the primer.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2013 at 3:17 PM
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    advance auto should cary the primer.. if not, home depot offers a high heat paint in rust-o-leum brand but it's only rated at 500º... not sure how hot are exhaust get but id honestly be surprised if it was anywhere near 500º!
     
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