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Chrome tips

I got chrome tips installed on my exhaust last Wed. and already they are rusting inside. Is this bad or will it rust through? My only concern is having a big ol hole come through one of them and having to get new ones re-welded. Is there anything I can spray on them that won't burn off like an undercoating of some sort?

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I used Hitemp BLACK Paint, its worked so far. I just recoat about ever 6 months or so
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I did the same and it seems to working well
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So any high-temperature paint or coating should work? I'm thinking of getting a can of the hi-temp rustoleum and unloading it in each tip. Do you guys think that would work? Or how hot do exhaust gases get?
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That should work, remeber to clean the outside of the tips with steal wool.
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That should work, remeber to clean the outside of the tips with steal wool.
I would never do that ever use this to clean them http://www.meguiars.com/whatsnew/nxt....cfm?SKU=G-130


also them being just chrome if you live in a state like some of use with salted roads give it 2 years tops there rused bad might want to look into some stainless steel tips like the one's i have or Zabeard. i got his there made by vibrant VERY good craftmanship and 100% polished stainless steel

must have adobe reader for this .pdf link
http://www.vibrantperformance.com/pr...05/pg32-35.pdf page 4 is more truck tips...
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you could also try turtle wax chrome polish. it took the rust out of my friends tips but it always comes back. id go ahead and invest in some stainless tips. i dont regret it.
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I should reword this... I don't care if they rust on the outside. I can polish them and I keep them clean so they won't rust from the outside. I'm talking about rusting from the inside out.

To repeat. I don't want to save the outsides with stuff, they won't rust on the outsides. But the insides will. I want to spray stuff in there. I got some hi-temp rustoleum to spray in there and it looks as if it will work. It adds a layer of paint that will keep the water from staying in the pipes and rusting them out.

I don't want stainless tips because after a year they seem to cloud and they never look as nice as chrome.

I live in Wisconsin and this exhaust system will only live at most for 5 years. The worst part is I live in a decent sized city so every day in the winter you get salt on everything and it will rust. Come spring, you clear the rust off and clean everything up.
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I understood your 1st post - The paint should work fine
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^ I was responding to some of the later ones. Thanks Mike.
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sorry for the confusion there. around here (with no salt use) chrome rusts through pretty quickly and i have seen tips rust through from the outside. seems impossible but ive seen it happen.
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use that paint... i have done it on all three of my trucks with flowmasters and my broncoII rusted our before the tips did
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