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Rusty pipes

Postby Bug Eyed » December 13th, 2003, 5:39 pm

Is there a product that will make those old rusty pipes look nice, like some kind of heat resistant rust converter ar a coating? Black would look so much better than rust. Not looking for ceramics, just a cheap way to make my sled look cool under the hood.
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Postby sledhead84 » December 13th, 2003, 6:04 pm

I would also like to know. Cheap solutions are as effective as expensive ones.

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Postby IndyTrlDlx » December 13th, 2003, 6:24 pm

What i found the easiest solution to that problem was to sand the pipe by hand to remove the surface rust, then spray paint the pipes with hi temp paint (intake manifold, or exhaust) i did it at the start of last year, and my pipe looks as good as new, only cost me $9
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Postby Bug Eyed » December 20th, 2003, 12:57 pm

Well I bought some Rustolium High Heat paint from Ace for like six bucks, wire brushed the pipes and washed them in the utility sink with a little dish soap, let em dry, and painted them. The paint is the "Bar-B-Que" black, I'm so glad I did this.

They look so bada$$ now! I gotta put them back on, the paint can says let them heat up outside because the paint will smell funny the first time, but what an improvement. If your sled is older and you have rusty pipes, do this, its quick and easy and looks great.

No telling how long it will last, that's the kicker, but the paint can claims a good long time.
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Postby FREEZIN D » December 20th, 2003, 3:47 pm

This probably should be done every year on every machine. Those of you out there that already do this, know!

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Postby sLeD_mAn » December 20th, 2003, 3:51 pm

maybe some people have stanless pipes... lol that is the expinsive way... but it adds some HP and some low end torq
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Postby foxracing69 » December 20th, 2003, 4:34 pm

yea theres heat resistant paint but u got to get the industrial stuff cause i painted the pipes on my dirtbike and right where it comes out from the head it heats up and flakes off so in that area it probly wont always stay black but good luck...
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Postby think_07 » December 20th, 2003, 6:00 pm

Clean it up with a grinder and wire wheel brush then use some high heat black barbeque ( or equivilant ) paint, it'll work good for a while, might have to reapply it every so often when it wears out, it'll stink the first time you take it out though haha, gotta love burning spraypaint.
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Postby SUPERDUTY-MXZ8 » December 20th, 2003, 6:23 pm

Your best bet is to ceramic coat them, but it's not cheap.
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Postby MX-ZAHOLIC » December 20th, 2003, 8:30 pm

I use a product called Autosol. It comes in a metal tube (in a box) about the size of a toothpaste tube. It's usually in the sections with the car wax and cleaning products.
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