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brentwoodkris
02-02-2009, 02:20 AM
I was thinking about getting my headers/exhaust pipe powder coated red. Can you powder coat an exhuast pipe/header? Is it safe? Thanks.

Sambo1987
02-02-2009, 02:32 AM
wouldn't recommend it. ceramic coating would work or high temp paint

arsenic
02-02-2009, 02:45 AM
no, hi temp paint sucks, but ceramic coat or hi temp powder coat will be fine. :bigthumb

steves
02-02-2009, 07:53 AM
Look into Jet Hot too.

brentwoodkris
02-02-2009, 08:58 AM
no, hi temp paint sucks, but ceramic coat or hi temp powder coat will be fine. :bigthumb

Would a typical powder coating place have hi temp powder coat available?

Sasquatch
02-02-2009, 09:28 AM
Would a typical powder coating place have hi temp powder coat available?

Yep, but I don't know about red high temp pc..the most common colors for high temp (or just exhaust for that matter) are black, silver and bronze.


You can get jet-hot done in other colors, but it will be significantly more expensive.

Idrivetoys
02-02-2009, 07:09 PM
i sprayed mine with high temp and it looked as it did before in less than a few days


Ceramic would be the way to go.



Fife

rexazz2
02-02-2009, 09:37 PM
we sand blasted the header on a buddies bike and sprayed it with Duplicolor high temp,several coats
It stood up really well,but unless you sand blast I think you are wasting your time
if I remember correct it was rated to 1400 degrees

brentwoodkris
02-02-2009, 10:24 PM
Yea, I'm gonna get them sand blasted. A local powder coating place is dirt cheap for both the coating and the blasting, but they don't do hi temp, so I'm gonna have them do the rest of what I want for what I call next to nothing.

tone
02-03-2009, 03:09 AM
Powdercoat is typically baked on for 2 hours at 200 degrees i'm not aware of any powdercoat that would resist much higher temps than that although there are similar products that are often confused with powdercoat that will, ceramic coating being the best of the bunch

As mentioned above if you intend to use high temp paint on exhausts preperation is the key to a long lasting job, ive sandblasted exhausts & used PJ1 exhaust paint with good results the the usual vht paints do not seem to last imo

tone

md86
02-03-2009, 04:33 AM
Powdercoat is typically baked on for 2 hours at 200 degrees i'm not aware of any powdercoat that would resist much higher temps than that although there are similar products that are often confused with powdercoat that will, ceramic coating being the best of the bunch

As mentioned above if you intend to use high temp paint on exhausts preperation is the key to a long lasting job, ive sandblasted exhausts & used PJ1 exhaust paint with good results the the usual vht paints do not seem to last imo

tone
http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=90412&highlight=header

Sasquatch
02-03-2009, 07:45 AM
Powdercoat is typically baked on for 2 hours at 200 degrees i'm not aware of any powdercoat that would resist much higher temps than that although there are similar products that are often confused with powdercoat that will, ceramic coating being the best of the bunch

As mentioned above if you intend to use high temp paint on exhausts preperation is the key to a long lasting job, ive sandblasted exhausts & used PJ1 exhaust paint with good results the the usual vht paints do not seem to last imo

tone

2 hours at 200?? Sorry, I know you know bikes, but you do not know powder coating.

Try more like 15-20 at 385-400 for normal powders, and 30 mins at 450 to 500 for high temps. In fact, I have never seen a powder that is cured at such a low temp (not for metal).

Powder withstands 400 with no problem what so ever. high temp goes up to around 1000F.

tone
02-03-2009, 05:23 PM
Sorry guys you are right i should stick to bikes :) the bs info came from a powdercoater not from me, i wouldnt know tbh i just take stuff in & it comes back coated

Its pretty obvious now ive checked for myself that the info is wrong & the coater will be recieving my delicate size 10 in his ear :smt105

md86
02-04-2009, 01:35 AM
Yeah , I don't think I'd be sending anymore business his way :thinking .... :lol:

brentwoodkris
02-04-2009, 02:26 AM
Yeah , I don't think I'd be sending anymore business his way :thinking .... :lol:

To whom? Did I miss something? lol

md86
02-04-2009, 02:38 AM
Yeah , um , read the thread that YOU started :roll: . :lol:

arsenic
02-04-2009, 02:47 AM
I know you know bikes, but you do not know powder coating.
no, he doesn't have a clue about bikes. :dunno: He PRETENDS to know WTF he's talking about :lol:

md86
02-04-2009, 04:35 AM
Don't make me separate you 2 :slap . :lol:

BigSteve
02-10-2009, 12:30 AM
Look into Jet Hot too.

Yep, try Summit Racing, Jegs, and Eastwood Company.