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Old 04-19-2012, 07:50 AM
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Default Powder Coating Exhaust? Can it be done?

I have chrome pipes now.. Can they be powder coated? Or do they have to be ceramic coated to withstand the heat?
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I had mine sandblasted and then sprayed them with High temp BBQ Krylon.

4 years and I haven't had to touch them up. Nice cheap solution.

You can have them professionally ceramic coated to with stand the heat


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My local PC shop says it can be done. They have a coating that holds up to 1200 degrees F...
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if you're talking about the heat shields, yes, directly on the pipes no
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Jet mech - yea. The heat shields only.. Not the actual pipes. Might be a winter project.

I like the BBQ paint idea. But if I'm
Going thru the trouble of having someone sand blast them, I might as well just he the PCed.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:21 AM
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regular powder coat-NO. you'll have to do something that can withstand the heat thermal ceramic or like others said, the high temp BBQ paint. i got mine thermal coated black and it has held up 100% for 4 years now. no discoloring, or flaking, and holds up against scratches too
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Both my pipes and shields are ceramic coated. Even the inside of the pipes are ceramic coated.
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Kaynine - approx what was the cost??
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i had them sent out to cradin industries and they charged around $200, i believe. they do great work. they'll also do pipe tattooing too, if you've ever heard of that. another good place is jet hot, but they are really expensive.
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Another alternative would be Techline Coating's Black Satin (you have to apply it with a touch up paint spray gun).
I did my car's turbo hot side, exhaust manifold, and downpipe with it. It is holding on really well and whitstands very high temperatures.
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They say that the curing is done while the pipe is heated up from running the engine but I didn't take any chances and cured mine in my home made oven that I had built for powdercoating.
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