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Scratched exhaust - how to touch up?

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Old 06-27-2016, 02:16 PM
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Default Scratched exhaust - how to touch up?

I just bought a 1990, and one of the reasons that I was able to wrestle it out of the original owner's hands with 7k miles on it is he dropped it (and got scared, I think) and the right side exhaust is scratched and lightly dented. So what do you guys use to touch up scratches on an exhaust? It's the black exhaust.

Let me know and thanks,

Warner
 
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Old 06-27-2016, 02:19 PM
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How bad is it?

Pics would be helpful....
 
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Here's a photo....makes me SICK how clean the rest of the bike is.

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That's a pretty rough scratch.

You could paint it so it's less noticeable.
Is replacing it an option?
 
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Originally Posted by 74demon View Post
That's a pretty rough scratch.

You could paint it so it's less noticeable.
Is replacing it an option?
Yeah, it's pretty rough. I would just want to paint it so it's less noticable. Not really interested in the expense of replacing it. What type of paint have others used successfully on these exhausts?

Thanks,

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How deep do you want to get in painting it?

You could remove it and have it coated by someone who coats exhaust parts, but that will be pricey I'd bet.

You could spray paint it using engine paint, radiator paint, BBQ paint, or some other paint that can take the heat.
 
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Originally Posted by 74demon View Post
How deep do you want to get in painting it?

You could remove it and have it coated by someone who coats exhaust parts, but that will be pricey I'd bet.

You could spray paint it using engine paint, radiator paint, BBQ paint, or some other paint that can take the heat.
Yeah, I'm thinking just some high temp paint.....was looking for suggestions. I guess any of them rated for high temps will work?

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I like engine paint the best. Its glossy.....
 
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I like engine paint the best. Its glossy.....
And its tough as nails compared to "exhaust paint". That stuff chips if you look at it the wrong way. Engine enamel is rated to 600F, and pretty tough if prepped correctly
 
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And its tough as nails compared to "exhaust paint". That stuff chips if you look at it the wrong way. Engine enamel is rated to 600F, and pretty tough if prepped correctly
Nice......thanks guys....

Warner
 

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