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Old 09-28-2005
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Black Exhaust

Thinking about getting an aftermarket exhaust. Probably going to get aluminized. Think black grill paint would help to preserve the finish and keep it form rusting out. I like the idea of an all black exhaust except for the tip. I hate how currently I can look under my truck and see the bend over the axle. Any thoughts on how this would hold up.

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I dont think it will last very long, even with high temp paint but i dont know for sure. it would be a cool change, but I would especially want a black tip IMO...
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DO NOT PAINT....unless you have a big oven that you can bake the pipes in. I painted my headers in my '71 Chevy w/ 2000 degree paint before I installed them. Burnt off within the first 10 minutes of running w/ the new motor & headers.

I understand that the proper way to hi-temp paint exhaust: strip/sandblast the existing paint/or tubing...spray it...and bake it. Havn't tried it...but i will not paint hedders again.

I've had exhaust on that truck for over 2 yrs....aluminized....no rust, no nothing except the sh*tty non-stainless clamps.

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I have dual black chrome exhaust tips. If that's what you were interested in.

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I've seen black tips before on a ranger, Now twice. the other one was on GE, the guy had dual, black exhaust tips coming straight out the butt.
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Anyone and their uncle can get black chrome tips.....he's wanting to coat his entire exhaust system with paint/protector from a high-heat grill paint....for a BBQ. And yes, black chrome would look good with tail pipes.
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Chris....I suggest trying the paint on your current exhaust. Wire wheel off the rust and other crap.....and spray on the BBQ paint. If it burns off, dont do it. If it's good....have fun.
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I guess I'll have to go to home depot and pick up the paint. The thing about the exhaust being painted is if I do it from the cats back, the heat shouldn't be nearly what it is at the actual headers. Hmm, black truck, blacked out exhaust, and black chrome tips. I'm liking it, now I just need to get the guts to nightshade my tail-lights. Thanks everyone.
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I see this is an old post, but if your still haven't done it, this may help. I used 1400 degree flat black spray paint(the cheap stuff at most auto parts stores) from the muffler back, givin I started with a brand new exhaust I still looks perfect. From the muffles upto and including the manifold I had them jet-hot coated inside and out. Both finishes still look great and match almost perfect. I also used the same paint on a drag bike I used to own, I normally ran at 1150 degrees where my sensors were installed and the paint held up for approx 2 summers before it started bubbling right at the cylinders. On this project I started with the nastiest rusted pipes you could imagin and simply used a wire brush on a die-grinder to clean them before painting.
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i've done it from th cats back... high temp 2000+ degree paint.

it lasts a little while, but will chip off...
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The cost would be high I imagine but what about anodizing it? I heard it wasn't cost prohibitive on small parts at work and I have no idea if you could do a whole exhaust system but it might be worth looking into. You would get a nice shine and it should hold up to the heat.
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If you want something indestructable look into the jet-hot black. It will not bubble, chip fade, crack or anything else. It also keeps the heat in the pipe where it belongs. A compleate jet-hot coated system will provide slight performance increases due to heat managment.
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