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Repainting Rusted Tail Pipe Plates

PostAuthor: MFMauceri » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:21 am

Has anyone used hi-heat engine paint to redo the backs of their stock pipes? Mine, ('82 XV-750) look like crap because the bike's 37 years old!

Clearly, removing rust deposits comes first... Naval jelly, wire bush. Any thoughts on prepping the surface before spraying?... Sanding grits, coats, etc? Protecting the internals?

I'm giving the old girl a somewhat extreme makeover, and that means looking good from behind. Just sayin'. And yes, I cleaned up all the mechanicals first before moving to the cosmetics.

All insight appreciated.
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Re: Repainting Rusted Tail Pipe Plates

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:54 am

Are you planning to repaint the chrome part or just the end caps?
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Re: Repainting Rusted Tail Pipe Plates

PostAuthor: MFMauceri » Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:58 am

End caps only, not sure if they are chromed underneath or just a bit of shiny metal?

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Re: Repainting Rusted Tail Pipe Plates

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:30 pm

Don't think they are chromed on the early models. Any good quality high temp engine paint will work for a while. Sooner or later it will burn off. I would clean the end caps up as best you can and use a flat black engine paint.
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Re: Repainting Rusted Tail Pipe Plates

PostAuthor: scootanshoot » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:29 am

Ditto other replies, look at the temperature ratings they are different- I have seen ceramic paints advertised at up to 1500deg f. Higher temp the longer they tend to last on exhaust-and they do well.

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Re: Repainting Rusted Tail Pipe Plates

PostAuthor: MFMauceri » Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:37 pm

Temperature ratings!.. Yes, makes sense. Thanks for tip.

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