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Old 07-19-2009, 07:35 PM   #1
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Just painted my exhaust

Here are some pictures of my exhaust painted. I took them in my garage so its kind of hard to see them good. Im puting gills on it this week so ill take some pics then.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
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Looks good. I will be doing this as well. What paint did you use?
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:01 PM   #3
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Looks good. I will be doing this as well. What paint did you use?
I used ACE Rust Stop Barbeque Black its says its good for 1000 degrees
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:09 PM   #4
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I used ACE Rust Stop Barbeque Black its says its good for 1000 degrees
Thanks! Sounds like that should do the trick!
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:32 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Looks good!

Nice!
Can't wait to see the gills
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Old 07-21-2009, 05:25 AM   #6
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Nice!
Can't wait to see the gills
Thanks They are getting done tomorow, so pics up Thursday or Friday
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:20 AM   #7
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Big improvement, Karnage541, doesn't make them disappear, but they sure stand out a lot less. I made mine really disappear what all V8 A6 guys need to do.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:35 AM   #8
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Waste of paint on the stock mufflers. Rip em out
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:37 PM   #9
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Big improvement, Karnage541, doesn't make them disappear, but they sure stand out a lot less. I made mine really disappear what all V8 A6 guys need to do.
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Waste of paint on the stock mufflers. Rip em out
I would have put on a new exhaust already but im waiting for at least a year untill i buy one. Im trying to get the best sound out it, and i dont want to buy one and then hear another that just sounds amazing. That would make me lol

If i hear one that is god like and fits this car perfect then i might just buy it but the plan is to wait for the best.
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:12 PM   #10
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This is such an easy, cheap (less than $15), fun, cool mod that it deserves a BUMP. I just did this to my non-Camaro and LOVE how much cleaner it now looks.

Thank you, Karnage541, for the inspiration!

Before & After photos below. I tried to get about the same lighting conditions (failed) but I did boost the contrast on the "after" photo to try and compensate for that. I also intentionally took the "after" pix from a much lower angle to help show the difference:
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:02 PM   #11
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I wish GM could figure out how to do that at the factory.

Btw, RAdams, nice "non-Camaro"
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:16 PM   #12
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Did you guys take the mufflers off to paint them or did you just tape the car and spray it?
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:21 PM   #13
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Yup, it's easy. Same with blacking out the chrome trim on the GFX!

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:57 AM   #14
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Did you guys take the mufflers off to paint them or did you just tape the car and spray it?
yah I'd like to know also
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:25 AM   #15
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+1...did you just mask it off?
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:07 PM   #16
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I just masked mine off. My goal was not "extra corrosion preventative" or anything like that so I didn't see any need to paint the entire surface (like the tops.) I was only concerned with what could be seen from the back and sides.

Masking started by just draping newspaper across the top of the mufflers and then working from there to make sure everything that I didn't want to have overspray would be protected. Actually, to back up a step, the real start point for me was to clean 9,000 miles of road grime off the surfaces I intended to paint. I used nothing more elaborate than plain ol' Windex with Ammonia and a Scotchbrite pad. Then I poured rubbing alcohol onto paper towels to remove any residue left from that.

The BBQ paint said primer was not recommended so that was a step I didn't have to worry about. Then I just applied light coats going back & forth between the mufflers until I was happy with the result. This paint is very forgiving and evens out effortlessly. I was very surprised how closely it matched the painted metal guard around the gas tank.

Less than $15 / less than an hour.
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