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I am eliminating all the chrome off my truck and I would like to powder my Borla exhaust tip to match my wheels. Does the exhaust tip get too hot for powder coating? I just don't want to have to have it re-done every 3 months.
 

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I am eliminating all the chrome off my truck and I would like to powder my Borla exhaust tip to match my wheels. Does the exhaust tip get too hot for powder coating? I just don't want to have to have it re-done every 3 months.
Nope, there is high heat powder for that.
 

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That's what I was afraid of. I was just hoping the tip was far enough away from the motor that it wouldn't get hot enough to affect the powder. Oh well:doh:
 

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That's what I was afraid of. I was just hoping the tip was far enough away from the motor that it wouldn't get hot enough to affect the powder. Oh well:doh:
You misread... YOU ASKED: Does the exhaust tip get too hot for powder coating?

I said Nope, there IS a high heat powder you CAN do it with.
I believe its good to roughly 1000* or more.
 

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My buddy bought my shorty headers off my silverado and powdercoated them and it stayed... He said it was some kinda special stuff kevo here will know
 

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You misread... YOU ASKED: Does the exhaust tip get too hot for powder coating?

I said Nope, there IS a high heat powder you CAN do it with.
I believe its good to roughly 1000* or more.
Haha, sorry Kevin, I was watching a movie and on my phone when I responded. Now I understand. Thanks
 

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I've seen tips coated black, I'd try it out if they didn't have a stupid logo on them. Exhaust is much cooler at the tip than it is at the headers so it should be fine. Only thing is it would probalby have to be a clamp on tip cause I'm thinking getting it welded would mess up finish.
 

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Its going to be welded back underneath far enough it won't really be noticeable. You can always block the powder like 1/2" from the welded end. Its going to be media blasted for adhesion so its not going to be shiny chrome anymore.
 

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You would NOT want to use high heat powder, or any high heat coating on an exhaust tip. An exhuast tip will not get hot enough to actually cure it, and it'll be weak. All high heat coatings..paint, powder, ceramics..rely on engine operating temps to fully cure. Take a look at the instructions on the back of high heat engine block paint from the local parts store for example.

Its important in coatings work to use the right material for the job. Standard powders will handle to 500 degrees typically..some up to 600. High heat powder will handle 600-1200(some only 1000, depends on supplier). For an exhaust tip you would want to use standard powder, high heat won't cure and will likely flake off.
 
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