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#1 OFFLINE   Cobra 29

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

I just ordered the FR500s mufflers for my GT500. We put the same on my son's V6 dual pipe Mustang. I want "black out" the rear cans of the mufflers. Should I use black engine (higher temp) paint? Any ideas on how to prepare the surface so the paint will stick at first and stay that way? Thanks in advance.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:35 PM

Green scrubby and good paint prep wipe should get you taken care of. High temp engine paint should hold.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 04:23 AM

use black rustoelum. i know it sounds crazy but i've done it several times on exhaust. it will never burn off and keeps the rust at bay!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

use black rustoelum. i know it sounds crazy but i've done it several times on exhaust. it will never burn off and keeps the rust at bay!

yes it does work, but make sure you clean them very good before painting, and dont forget to clean the seams very good.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

I painted the rear of my my Corsa mufflers 4 seasons ago and have 22,000 miles since. I used POR 15 High Heat paint. This paint has held up incredibly well and I highly suggest using it if you can find it at your local auto supply.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 02:59 PM

Black barbecue paint.  Very tough!

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 04:12 AM

I used flat black engine bay paint for mine and masked off the tips. I also sprayed the actual canisters because from certain angles you could just barely see the canisters from the side of the car.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 06:51 AM

I used some high temp paint and it seems to be doing good.


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 04:49 AM

if you can find Krylon high temp paint (has bbq grille on can) use it.  It is a lot more durable than the Rustoleum brand. The Rustoleum  brand is also thinner and tends to run easier. 


This is what you want:   

Krylon 284122 

Edited by 07SGT4578, 30 March 2015 - 04:51 AM.

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