This thread (click here
) prompted me to do something about my practically black exhaust tips. I had attempted to clean them with various types of solvents and even some mild acids to no avail. I would always get clean dimples, but the soot would never come off of the 'valleys' in the casting. Well, yesterday afternoon I went out there with my dremel, some sanding and grinding bits and some sand paper. I'm going to get rained out today, so no more work can be done until atleast tomorrow. I plan on doing some more smoothing before I lay down some paint to protect the finish.
So here'* the before and mid step 1 photos:
Now since I already have my grill painted silver and am planning on painting my calipers silver, I was thinking of just smoothing out the exhaust tips and painting them silver as well. If I could remove them, I would polish them up, but since they are welded on, that is out of the question. I wanted to paint them because they would match up then with my grills and, sooner or later, my calipers
So here'* my question... After a 100 mile drive last night, the tips were not hot to the touch. I was actually able to hold my entire hand on the tip without discomfort. To me that would be enough to say that a regular paint would be fine to use, but I thought I'd ask. Do you guys think that I would need high temp paint to keep the paint from discoloring?
Let me know and there will be more pics to follow as this little project continues.