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Old 02-12-2010, 01:09 PM
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Question Painting Exhaust??

I see that MBRP now has a line of Black Exhaust systems. I think these look bad a$$, but they are quite a bit out of my price range. I have a local guy that has a 5" aluminized MBRP turbo back system (the installer series) for sale for $400. Is there anyway to color this black... I've talked to powder coating people, and they set the powder coat at 700F so that would not work since comming out of the turbo it can get roughly 1500 right?? I also thought that since its aluminized maybe i can anodize it... but i'm not sure if thats actually possible since its not an actually fully made of aluminum. The auto parts store sells header paint that says its good to 1200F or something, but I'm not sure if that is hot enough... any advice? I know this is kind of a silly thing to worry about, but I know that everybody hates climbing under their rig to see that huge rusty pipe... its just an eye-sore.... Thanks in advance for any input.

P.s: Is that exhaust worth it? ($400 for installer series 5" on a 6.0)
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I painted my exhaust and the in-bed plumbing for my stacks with black header paint that went up to 1200* and it still looks great. Its not peeling or cracking looks the same as the day i painted it.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:45 PM
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I painted my exhaust and the in-bed plumbing for my stacks with black header paint that went up to 1200* and it still looks great. Its not peeling or cracking looks the same as the day i painted it.
Really? that's good news, how far up toward the turbo did you go with the paint? How long has it been on there??

Thanks for the info too by the way...
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I went all the way to the top of the downpipe. Its been on there since about october so its definitly baked on there good and with all the snow and salt from the past few storms nothing has happened to it.
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Thanks, I think i'm going to give that a shot
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I think they might even make it in a gloss if you want it shiny.
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Buy Thurmalox Stove Paint....you can buy it in the aerosole spray cans. You can order it on line it is manufactured by Dampney Cc, Inc. Make sure the surface is clean...scrub with simple green and rinse with clean water. After drying abrade the surface with med sand paper and apply spray. Make sure you don't apply to heavy....as to much paint will make it peel. I used this paint system on my exhaust and it looks like new today. And yes you can apply this paint system up to the turbo.....
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Running the hot exhaust through the turbine and extracting all that energy the temp declines rapidly. you will definately have no trouble with any "High temperature Paint".
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