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anyone paint their exhaust pipes with hi-temp paint?
« on: June 29, 2009, 10:46:38 PM »
has anyone painted their exhaust pipes with hi-temp paint in an attempt to slow corrosion? I drive a 90 Vanagon...

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 07:47:52 AM »
I have tried this multiple times. Using high temp aerosol paints. In my opinion it makes you feel good for about 6 months until it begins to rust. I have done it with brand new exhaust, sandblasted exhausts, and chemical rust removers on old exhausts. I will never waste my time doing it again. The solution is better metal such as a stainless alloy like the Japanese manufactures use, or like Frank Condelli's replacement exhausts. Or just replace them when they rot out!
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 07:15:34 AM »
its a waste of time and money, i did my whole system and the first time you drive it it smokes like a mofo, then flakes off a few weeks/months later, not worth the effort, Rustoleum BBQ paint works the best, keeps it black and is cheap ...Joe
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