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Jham

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Standard Exhaust link pipe
« on: 15 May 2017, 07:55:06 PM »
Hi folks,


Just bought a low mileage 2003 fzs and a new set of delkevic downpipes.
Before I put the pipes on I wanted to remove the black paint from the end can's link pipe and prime and paint it silver.


But it's actually come out quite well after the sanding down.
Do you guys reckon it'll be okay with a couple coats of clear vht paint on ie: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUTOTEK-VHT-CLEAR-LACQUER-AEROSOL-1-X-500ML-GLOSS-HIGH-TEMP-PAINT-/271653239121?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368


 .. or will the metal be too weak?


Clueless about metals and paints!


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J

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Re: Standard Exhaust link pipe
« Reply #1 on: 20 May 2017, 11:52:17 PM »
paint wont add strength but i wouldnt worry unless you went mental with the sandpaper (if you found it erotic you may have)
-vht clear coat for a shine (i dont trust vht clear myself but have never used )
-any vht black tends to come out dull/matt but saves rust on non stainless parts
-buy a buffing pad and some blue compound (read up on polishing metal)
[/size]personally i would go the polishing route
[/size]sand with finer and finer wet and dry then get a buffing wheel for a bench grinder or handheld grinder with the right compound and go to town
[/size]- i use a handheld grinder with a buffing flapwheel with blue compound and get pretty good results
[/size]i even got mirror finish on a vape machine after finishing with silvol but that might be a bit more than you want