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Offline eprovenzano

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« on: November 17, 2013, 09:12:00 PM »
I was asked about painting the exhaust pipes, so I'd thought I'd ask the group.  Has anyone has painted their exhaust.  I'm not a fan, but was wondering if anyone has done it, and if so did the like the outcome, and how did it hold up over time.  Lets assume the paint will be high temp paint.  I don;t think it would stand up to the abuse, and would look bad over time.

Thoughts???
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 10:34:10 PM »
I was asked about painting the exhaust pipes, so I'd thought I'd ask the group.  Has anyone has painted their exhaust.  I'm not a fan, but was wondering if anyone has done it, and if so did the like the outcome, and how did it hold up over time.  Lets assume the paint will be high temp paint.  I don;t think it would stand up to the abuse, and would look bad over time.

Thoughts???

Easily scratched, but at the end of the day, you paint it and then repaint it as necessary.

But if you want to try an avoid rust. Just put some cooking oil on the bike and bake it on. it will turn a lovely caramel color.

I've tried cooking oil and Lanolin.
Lanolin seems to work best when a pipe is sitting in storage without use.
Cooking oil works best when it can be baked on
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Offline eprovenzano

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 02:06:12 PM »
I agree it would look nice until after the 1st ride...  I too feel its to easily scratched which would require repainting, again and again...   That was my answer too, but he was curious so I thought I'd ask the group.
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Sold 2001 Yamaha TTL 125 (son's 1st bike)
Sold but never forgotten 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M
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Offline VintageBlueSmoke

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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013, 02:53:31 PM »
I paint my pipes all the time (vintage bikes don't come with shiny FMF fatties!). During a resto (for a race bike obviously), I glass bead blast the pipe to get is clean. Then I use Rustolium or other BBQ paint. I've tried other engine paints and they don't hold up as well. Of course, I like the flat blacks used for BBQ's (barbies for you up-side-down peoples!) and never compaired back to back with the red, orange and silver engine paints I've used.

Of course, eventually you have to repaint them but that is another benny of the flat black, just clean it and spray it on again over the top!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2013, 02:56:32 PM »
I paint my vintage pipes satin black and I find it looks better then the BBQ black.
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2013, 06:42:00 PM »
High temp black paint does very well to cover up rust and refresh stock black pipes. 

I've never felt the need to modify the chromed pipes. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 01:05:51 AM »
High temp-bbq works good,After it dries for a day or so warm it up until it's hot then let it fully cool down.It will stay on better that way.
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2013, 05:21:07 AM »
High temp enamel paint has worked well for me. I mean if you drop the bike and pipe on a rock it'll scratch, but nothing on a bike stays shiny new forever unfortunately  :-X
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