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    Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 18:38
Will heat resistant paint survive on down pipes. The ones I have are sound but the chrome is no good and I don't really want to wrap them.
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Some will, some won't! I had my Spada pipes metal-sprayed and painted black about 3 years ago and they still look fine. Think the paint is called "Firwood Black" or something.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Glawster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 19:22
Why not get them re-chromed?  Ace Plating in Birimingham only charge £40 per downpipe and it’s top quality
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They are too battered to chrome. The bike was a basket case from LA with many parts revealing nasty surprises. The pipes have been set about with a hammer by the heads and by the silencers. I want something that'll do until I have sussed the bike out.

The worst I can do is try paint and see what happens, I suppose.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 19:57
There are generally two types of paint on sale that are heat resistant, It`s the VHT (very high temperature) variety that you need not the normally available engine block paint or stove/bbq on sale at your local car shop.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote George S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Mar 2019 at 20:35
have used VHT paint with some success. More time spent cleaning down pipes better the result.
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I used some mat black high temperature paint from Halfords on my V50 down pipes. Needed touching up after a couple of years, mainly because the rust started to come through again.
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BBQ Paint works well.   Matt black on my Lario downpipes still look good(ish) after 3 years.
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What is the best way to prep them. Do I need to sand the chrome to give it a key? The pipes have lumps of chrome missing due to rubbing rather than rust and numerous small dents around the head  and silencers where some American ape attacked them. They will never look pretty but are serviceable till I can buy some new ones. The worst bit is where the left pipe goes through the police stand and has rattled about.
I have two sets of pipes - I think one set must be from my Eldorado (I fitted a stainless system. Now sold), which are better, but they have a slightly different curve which makes it impossible to fit through the stand and fit to the head, which is really strange as both bikes are LAPD police bikes. I can't figure that one!
Any ideas? Are there different stands? Charlie?
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You should try to get a key for the paint, but I doubt sandpaper will do much on hard chrome. Carborundum grit paper would be the best option, or a coarse carborundum sharpening stone.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Speedy23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 2019 at 19:19
Owing to the crap quality of the original paint (you get sick of Zebo very quickly), I had the downpipes on my old guzzi (the black LM type ones with the balancer pipe) shot blasted then metal spayed with ali. I then painted  'em with black VHT and it seemed to last OK. Very resilient finish. Mind you, it was 33 years ago.....
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