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exhaust pipe rusting

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chris12, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. chris12

    chris12 1/2 ton status

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    Well i have had my new exhaust on for not longer then 6 moths nad i can see like little pits of rust starting to form. is there a coating i can coat the pipes in to stop them from rusting right away. Also my exhaust is fulling welded, anything to cover the welds from rusting up. Just want to keep my exhaust looking new .

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    Build it out of stainless:D

    Ira
     
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    High temp paint you can buy just about any hardware store. Although you will have to get the rust completely off. VHT makes pretty good stuff. Be carefull where you drive for the first little bit, this paint cures from the exhaust heat.
     
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    Alright do they make a clear colour kind of paint os i can keep the original look of the pipe. Stainless will be the next set i put on.
     
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    VHT does

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    try this...

    I've found ordinary "Aluminum" paint,either spray or brush on,seems to repel rust better than anything else I've tried,at least here in our salty climate..its fairly heat resistant too...but I think it might burn off on exhaust pipes close to the motor or catalitic converter...I've painted tailpipes and mufflers with it with no issues..

    CRC makes a "cold galvanizing compound" in spray form that works quite well too...did the gas tank in my van in 1990 with it,still looks perfect!..:crazy:
     
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    All the aluminum paint will retain a fairly orginal look on your exhaust pipes too.
     
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    So there is hi temp paint that will retain the original look. Perfect all i have to do is find out were to buy some. thanks Everyone.
     
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    I hav e found that the drops of rust bullet on my exhaust have not burnt off or anything. I was toying with the idea of coating the whole exhaust in gloss black rust bullet. Well with polished tips of corse. hahah Tell me what tyou think.
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    Adam
     
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    Yha it might look pretty cool all black then the chrome tips. My Blazer is extremely clean so im trying to keep the orignal look of my pipes. so im going to try some hi temp temppaint, hopefully clear and see how it works out.
     

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