Rusty pipes.

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by Bilgeslop, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Bilgeslop

    Bilgeslop Member

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    I have a supertrapp 2 into 1 on my '09 Streetbob. Great sound and performance, but the darn black coating(ceramic, I think) is rusting off of the thing. Supertrapp won't do anything, I already tried. I decided just to repaint it. Can anyone recommend a good durable exhaust paint?
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Wonder what the heat rating is on Line-X? It would be a good finish if it doesnt burn....

    Found the answer:
    Will LINE-X withstand temperature extremes?

    Yes, LINE-X is rated for use in temperatures from subzero to 250 F. You can find LINE-X trucks in the performing to specs in the cold of Alaska to the heat of Arizona. If you have a higher temperature requirement (up to 350F), we have a commercial grade product that may be a good option for you.
     
  3. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I used VHT on some engine parts & if you follow directions it's bullet-proof. Take a look: VHT FlameProof Coating
     
  5. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I'm not sure how hot the exhaust pipes get but VHT is rated at 1500 degrees I believe.
     
  6. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    I have used both Rustoleum BBQ paint rated at 1200* and some paint sold at Autozone ( I think it's VHT ) rated at 2000*. The stuff at Autozone even also sells a separate primer. They both seem to take the heat of pipes with no problem.

    I do have some problems with the paint scuffing from my boots and in some cases chipping off. Make sure you sand the pipes well. But even though the heat paint has so much ceramic (or something) in it, that it is just not as durable as regular paint.

    I just keep touching mine up until I can afford a full blown powder job.

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  7. Bilgeslop

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    Thanks for the help, everybody. I'm going with the VHT flame proof. But I don't think I'm gonna let my bike idle fore 20 minutes at a time to cure it. I'll ride for 20 minutes, stop for a beer, ride for 20 minutes, stop for a beer...until both me and the bike are "cured"!:newsmile03: