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Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby Darkside on Oct Sat 31, 2009 5:30 pm

So I was thinking of blacking out my Exhaust tips. It is the only chrome on the car now so...I thought why not make it go away. I know there are many paints that resist heat but, I feel a flat paint will always look dirty. That brings me to...brake caliper paint. I was thinking that the surface would be smooth easy to clean and heat resistant. What do you guys think? My only concern is that the Borla tips were $140.
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Re: Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby Checkers on Oct Sat 31, 2009 8:14 pm

The only paint that is going to stand up is the exact paint you painted the car with.
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Re: Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby anedarado on Jan Sat 02, 2010 3:38 pm

i like where your goin with this.. cool idea
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Re: Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby kompressorgolf on Jan Sat 02, 2010 5:58 pm

i would use a generic paint, it would be easy to clean off, it would hold up for a long time, and you could get the sheen you desire.
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Re: Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby Rennwagen1 on Jan Sat 02, 2010 6:08 pm

digitallscott blacked out his tips, I can't remember what he used, but it looks good, and it seems to have held up...
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Re: Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby padroB5 on Jan Sat 02, 2010 9:11 pm

looks like a good idea an i bet it would look good too. maybe engain paint might work for that but i wouldnt blame you on being hesantant sence those were a cunke of chinga
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Re: Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby digsmk3 on Jan Sun 03, 2010 9:57 am

try wood stove paint or high temp paint you can get it at any hardware store,let us know how it turns out sounds cool
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Re: Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby kompressorgolf on Jan Sun 03, 2010 11:40 am

maybe try a few coats of BBQ paint then do gloss on top? if shinny (black chromeish) is what your after
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Re: Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby Darkside on Jan Sun 03, 2010 12:15 pm

padro04 wrote:looks like a good idea an i bet it would look good too. maybe engain paint might work for that but i wouldnt blame you on being hesantant sence those were a cunke of chinga

I know the borla tips were like $100! I think I should completely remove them and then paint em. Lots of good ideas....I do have some black magic pearl left over. I wonder how regular paint would take the heat?
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Re: Black Exhaust Tips??

Postby padroB5 on Jan Sun 03, 2010 1:34 pm

frm when i tryed regular house paint it didnt work for me an that was on a some valve covers for a 350 small block. but you might have some luck on that. ohhhh an dont try spray paint after about one month it peels off lol.
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