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Painting a 5" flo pro exhaust

I'm gonna be switching from a 4" exhaust to the 5" flo pro with muffler. I'm in the process of painting it. I got the stainless exhaust but I know it's gonna get surface rust eventually like my current exhaust. I Degreased it and sanded it with 100 grit sandpaper. Now it has 2 coats of vht high temp primer. I'm gonna let it sit a week before I hit it with vht high temp black. Will be about a month before I get it done and on the truck. Wondering if anyone else has experience with painting their stainless exhaust and how it turned out. Will update when I figure out if this time in prepping and painting the exhaust is worth it or not.


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I would paint it red so it looks 'red hot'......... nah black is good

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Was hoping to hear some input from others that may have painted a stainless exhaust to get a warm and fuzzy on how this project may turn out...well I'm committed now so I guess I'll find out soon enough


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I did my delete pipe but it only has maybe 1000 miles on it, bu still looks good. I only put 3 coats on.

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I paint my pipe from the top of the axle back with high heat black because it looks kind of bad and the rest of the exhaust I cannot see. I think it makes a big difference looking from the back.


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I did the rear portion on my and only rubbed it with 0000 steel wool and used the vht wrinkle black, haven't had an issue
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VHT makes fine paints, Night Shades is great too

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