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Offline KilliansRedLeo

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Muffler paint
« on: May 03, 2014, 01:18:45 pm »
I have been trying a new paint on the mufflers I modify. It is called High-Temp Silicone Coating and is by DEI   (Design Engineering Inc) 1500 protection you can get it at auto parts stores in the performance isle. Runs about $11 a can and goes a long way, I am still on the first can and have painted 9-10 mufflers with it.

It dries to the touch in about 15 minutes, you then heat it in a 400 oven for 1 hour to fully cure. Does not stink in the oven either.

Was using everything from grill paint (chit) to an industrial coating of resin, accelerator and powered nickel that Alsled introduced me to, worked great but very expensive, so now I am trying this stuff.

What do the rest of you use?
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Re: Muffler paint
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2014, 03:24:36 pm »
Any ideas on a paint that is alky nitro proof?   VHT works good on gasoline burners

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Re: Muffler paint
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2014, 04:06:33 pm »
I just use BBQ hi temp paint IF I paint a muffler.

Adam what about power coating the mufflers?
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Re: Muffler paint
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2014, 05:07:40 pm »
Great idea Kevin, I had never thought of it to tell you the truth!!! I will check locally to see what it would cost.
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Re: Muffler paint
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2014, 05:21:15 pm »
I have been trying a new paint on the mufflers I modify. It is called High-Temp Silicone Coating and is by DEI   (Design Engineering Inc) 1500 protection you can get it at auto parts stores in the performance isle. Runs about $11 a can and goes a long way, I am still on the first can and have painted 9-10 mufflers with it.

It dries to the touch in about 15 minutes, you then heat it in a 400 oven for 1 hour to fully cure. Does not stink in the oven either.



Thats stuff sounds hard to beat for the cost for gas saws.  But how is it holding up to use and weather (wet cold  then use etc over and over)? 

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Re: Muffler paint
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 06:57:28 pm »
Don't really know yet as none of the saws have come back for service.
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Re: Muffler paint
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2014, 06:00:17 pm »
I just use high temp flat black paint from the automotive parts store.   I usually sand blast them first to clean them inside and out before painting.   I always spray them inside and out also.
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Re: Muffler paint
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 06:12:59 pm »
i use the same thing 3000 uses cept i clean mine with a wire bruch attachement on the grinder. kinda scrape and hand brush the inside. i do paint all exposed surfaces though. let it air dry and put it on. sometimes i use flat black and sometimes gloss. haven't decided yet which i like better
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Re: Muffler paint
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 06:59:43 pm »
I use the vht stuff. holds up well if properly heat cured. follow the instructions and it's pretty tuff. I do the in the oven curing. I use the flat black. it has sort of a powdery satin look to it until you burnish it after curing. looks almost like a stock finish.
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Re: Muffler paint
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 04:26:29 pm »
I remove all rust etc.  Wipe down w/lacquer thinner paint w/Rusteolum Rust Reformer which kills any rust and seal muffler.  Let dry overnight wipe down w/clean cloth then paint w/Rusteoleum Ultra grill paint Satin finish.  Bake @ 350 for 1 or more hrs time depends on whether or not I forget it.  They have been holding up better than anything else I've tried.  Last one that dropprd back by is on a Husky 359 been out for4 mo still looks like I just put it on.
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