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ms2015
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Would you: powder coat or polish or high heat paint this? Reply with quote

A friend of mine presented with the following choice on the exhaust silencer and tip he has removed from his 964, should he get the autosol out and a few hours of elbow grease? or powder coat all the parts? or v high heat paint it? Probably in black colour for the latter two options. Any thoughts and opinions appreciated!
 



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep original and polish up.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt whether powder coat would survive the temperature.
You can get a polishing kit on eBay amongst other places, they're not expensive and have buffing wheels which attach to a drill, they come with the correct compound for buffing/polishing, I got one recently to restore house interior door finger plates which were brass but highly tarnished, it worked very well and brought them up to a high sheen.
Trying to tackle a large silencer without a machine would take forever.
Alternatively a car polishing mop with an abrasive pad would be good, using finer pads each time until it's shiny.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paint and powder coat unlikely to last, polish will and can be redone if tarnished.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ideas much appreciated chaps. Machine polishing it is.
FK1000p to seal it once finished?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ms2015 wrote:
Ideas much appreciated chaps. Machine polishing it is.
FK1000p to seal it once finished?


If it's just the exhaust tip then 000 grade wire wool and metal polish, by hand, is all you need Smile shouldn't take long at all.

FK1000p will protect, but will need reapplying every month or so.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Autosol Solvol is a good metal polish and leaves a protective film.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about ceramic coating these beauties? Dont know Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevsta wrote:
What about ceramic coating these beauties? Dont know Question


CarreraMonkey did his exhaust tips done in "volcanic
Black"

I've had their website and facebook page saved ever since Grin


http://www.performance1coatings.com
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have it saved now too.... Very Happy Thumb Grin thumbsup

Would like to get some bits done in the near future.

Seems like a no brainer at those prices against painting it yourself or spending valuable hours polishing the life out of it.
 
  
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