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Old 05-29-2010, 05:01 PM
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I was thinking about trying to paint my slip on. I know they sell heat resistant paint for headers. One of my concerns is Aluminum expands and contracts alot more under heat than steel and other metals.
I used to paint alot of aluminum parts when I worked at an Aerospace repair shop. We would just use Dupli Color High Heat out of a spray can and bake it off at 400 deg. So if it worked for turbine helicopter engine parts it should work for the bike.

Im going to take the piece I cut off and do trial and error. Ill keep you all posted.
 
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should work just fine using engine enamel because the temps. of ur exhaust can wont hit high enough temps to expand so u should be good to go....
 
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:31 PM
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One other thought. I think black heat tape might look cool with the army green paint.....
 
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:50 PM
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u mean like black (exhaust) heat wrap?

if u look through all the pages of f4i pics there is a f4i with its mid pipe wrapped in it... it looks a little ruggish but if thats the look ur going for then that could be just the thing if ur gonna go for a clean look ide steer clear
 
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I painted the mid pipe with high temp engine paint, then the slip on I used regular paint. I figured that the slip on owuld not get 'that' hot. I used primer, color, then several layers of 'satin clear' as a top coat. I did not want it to be too shiney.
 
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MEDCOXO View Post
I painted the mid pipe with high temp engine paint, then the slip on I used regular paint. I figured that the slip on owuld not get 'that' hot. I used primer, color, then several layers of 'satin clear' as a top coat. I did not want it to be too shiney.
How much riding have you done since painting
 
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Went out last weekend for a two hour ride in 90 degree heat, and the slip on looks and feels fine. I was worried that it would feel sticky and run, but so far it loks okay. I will be doing more riding this week and will update if anything changes.
 
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:16 PM
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Mine is painted, but I think it is a fiberglass shell. And I think I might have used "engine block" paint so it would take the heat. It's been a year, and it's still perfect.
 
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:59 PM
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check to see if you can find a place to ceramic coat it, possibly called jet coating. its a specific coat for exhausts.
 
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