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I took my exhaust I made painted it black. Here are some pics. This is gonna be the first of may mods this winter. I got time. You all have inspired me! HAHA
I basically used goof off to clean all the oils and dirt off the exhaust. I washed it off then used water mixed with a little windex to do a final clean. I polished it with a micro fiber cloth. I just know that any kind of dirt or grime on the exhaust would prevent the paint from sticking. I could have sanded it lightly with a 300 grit paper, but I chose not to. I taped off what I didnt want painted, hung it in the air by a wire, then used a 1200 degree black paint. I know a 500 or 800 degree paint would work fine, but I just didnt want it to bubble and flake. I put a total of about 5 coats on. The actual spraying of the paint is the tricky part. You dont want to over spary and have drip spots. So I started with a super light, almost speckle coat first, then let it dry, then speckled more, then dry, then sprayed, then dry, and so on and so on. 5 to 7 coats should be sufficient. I am no expert, so some one please correct me on how to paint if needed. haha.watcanido said:looks nice... what kind of paint did you use and how did you prepare the exhuast for painting?