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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptyThu Apr 19, 2012 10:06 pm

RidzRiv wrote:
Nice i did this a while back as well because it looked tacky having the black exhaust paint and rust flaking off. I didn't do the tail pipe like you did though. It looks good!

I'm gunna sand the pipe more, because I'm anal about it.

how hot does the exhuast get by the way? I'd like to just paint the pipe and muffler with some good looking metallic silver high heat engine paint type paint

and are there clear coats that can handle the heat of the exhaust tips, since it's not chrome plated?
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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptyThu Apr 19, 2012 10:36 pm

I don't know about clear coats, but there is muffler paint out there. The important thing with exhaust paint is to cure it. Any sort of exhaust paint will have directions on how to cure the paint by running your engine for certain amounts of time. Check out your local auto parts store, I know VHT makes different colors for exhaust components like black and silver.
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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptyThu Apr 19, 2012 10:47 pm

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why didn't they come like this stock?
The exhaust probably looked similar to yours when new. But as you'll find out - the shine doesn't last for very long. The stainless steel dulls over time; it's a protective finish, helping the exhaust system to last a long, long time. Except for the cat converter, mine is still in near perfect shape (no, the finish doesn't shine!).

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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptyThu Apr 19, 2012 11:23 pm

That looks damn good.

I just sprayed my tips with graphite metallic high temp paint and it lasts for a few months before the carbon cakes on. Then I wire brush, clean and spray again. lol
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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptyThu Apr 19, 2012 11:39 pm

Nice job on the exhaust tips! If you want them to stay shiny like that, you should clean them up every 2 weeks or so. I keep the axleback portion of my catback nice and bright with just a few wet and dry paper towels once a week, and when I wash the car I make sure to clean up the exhaust with the soap and mitt as the last thing I do.
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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 20, 2012 8:19 am

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That looks damn good.

I just sprayed my tips with graphite metallic high temp paint and it lasts for a few months before the carbon cakes on. Then I wire brush, clean and spray again. lol

I'd like to spray my mufflers either that color or silver grimace

DEMonte1997 wrote:
That looks damn good.

I just sprayed my tips with graphite metallic high temp paint and it lasts for a few months before the carbon cakes on. Then I wire brush, clean and spray again. lol

Thanks happy

Didn't know I was good at finishing metal and paints until recently :3

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IBx1 wrote:
Nice job on the exhaust tips! If you want them to stay shiny like that, you should clean them up every 2 weeks or so. I keep the axleback portion of my catback nice and bright with just a few wet and dry paper towels once a week, and when I wash the car I make sure to clean up the exhaust with the soap and mitt as the last thing I do.

Thanks, and for the advice too smile
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Oh and by the way, Here's the color my dashboard will be, this is Krylon fusion without clear coats yet, except finished real nice. I was just testing the finish lol. I need about 3+ more coats then some clear coat. I'd like to find a a way to put just a tad of silver mirror paint in the clear coat so it looks like a obsidian dark metallic color happy
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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptyFri Apr 20, 2012 9:16 am

I'm pretty sure at least the 95's came with the mufflers, tailpipe, and tips painted black, because mine had black paint that i sanded off.
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RidzRiv wrote:
I'm pretty sure at least the 95's came with the mufflers, tailpipe, and tips painted black, because mine had black paint that i sanded off.

mine's 97 and came with black paint lol
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Does that look good for spray paint, or what?

still haven't put more coats on it. I need to do that soon, and see what's up with some of my wire harness that melted to get the stereo to work again :3

This was just to get a feel of how it'd look in the car. I'm going to to a matte/satin black interior, re-wrap the steering wheel in black leather and paint the vinyl, make fabrics black, accent panels of my choice will be glossy, trim colors will be a metallic grey type color, since my wood is cracking like no other.


Should be kinda nice when I'm finished, which might take a while frown
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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptySat Apr 21, 2012 11:33 pm

Nice job Corey! That panel came out really good, rattlecan or not!
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IBx1 wrote:
Nice job Corey! That panel came out really good, rattlecan or not!

Thanks happy

I found that I actually enjoy painting things that matter to me. it feels good to know you're making something special, which otherwise wouldn't be, in a classy way razz
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I've actually done a lot with spray paint recently, and I'm usually very happy with the results! The bottom section of my bumper in my signature pic used to be body color from the factory, the lower grille was color matched by the previous owner, I've done my dashboard in fluorescent yellow construction stripes and put a blacklight in as my dome light, and some fender washers and my Si badge(original red paint was chipped and messy) in DupliColor MetalCast paint that matches my Euro Yellow surprisingly well. I'll throw some pics up in a spoiler so they don't detract from your thread:

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But the point is that if you take your time and do it right, it will come out looking like you actually put some nice effort in!
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Wow, that did come out nice. great job on the rattle cans!

and yeah, I was really surprised at how I got a mirror finish without a clearcoat though :o
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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 22, 2012 1:41 am

That looks really good! not sure what I want to do with mine... it's a little scratched up from my parents dog. Please post some pics when its completed. thumbsup
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gmann3001 wrote:
That looks really good! not sure what I want to do with mine... it's a little scratched up from my parents dog. Please post some pics when its completed. thumbsup


Thanks, and you mean the dashboard? razz
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Yes the dash board
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Yes the dash board

Ahh, thank you!

I can't wait to see it when it's finished myself. I'm contemplating trying to blend an extremely thin coat of silver mirror finish mixed with the first clearcoat, and using 3,000 grit paper to make it almost not there anymore, then apply more clearcoat, and buff it out to a perfect dark obsidian mirror, but I don't even know if that would work neutral
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Hey you will never know unless you try... its as Chip Foose says "Its only paint... if you dont like it you can always sand and repaint."
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now that's a shine.
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PostSubject: Re: cleaned up the exhaust a bit   cleaned up the exhaust a bit - Page 2 EmptySun Apr 22, 2012 1:56 am

True, lol

And yeah, it is :o

I think I'm actually going to try to repaint my entire car myself in the not so distant future razz

Need to figure out a unique color though. possibly a slightly brushed satin black finish, clearcoats added with a high gloss shine to it, but I'm not sure yet
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That's an big project... Wish you lots of luck with that smile
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It is, but then again, I don't want to drive something tacky. The standard for luxury has gone up in the past 15-20 years, and I'd need to make some changes if I want to retain the luxury of my riv, which will be my road car for a long while
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Corey bro,can you please post some hi-def/hi-res. pics of that exhaust.Man i am thinking the same....
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stan wrote:
Corey bro,can you please post some hi-def/hi-res. pics of that exhaust.Man i am thinking the same....

Yeah, this is as hi def as my phone will get lol

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