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So yeah, picked up my fazer and love it... and although the downpipes look pretty good, they need to be cleaned up. I don't want to invest in any stainless steel ones 'cos these are fine, just discoloured and slight surface rust. So I was wondering would something like Halfords Exhaust Matt Black paint do the job nicely? Can I paint the whole pipe, all the way to the back box?


Also, regarding the engine, some of the black paint has flaked off. Not a big issue, but I'd like to get it all cleaned up... what can I used for this? Hammerite or something?


Thanks in advance,

R.

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I'd not use exhaust paint if you can help it.


My old CG had it on and it ALWAYS flakes off and starts to look naff and trust me it's not easy to get the rest off unless you have a good machine sander or something to repaint it nicely.


Just my opinion though :twisted:

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best thing for downpipes is to clean them up with a wire knot wheel on a angle grinder then clear lacquer them. hycote do high temp lacquer (700 degrees C) which looks better than paint, and doesnt look bad if it flakes off cos its clear anyway.


they do black and silver if you do want to paint them though.

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exhausts can get hotter then 700 degress though :shock:


i have used the exhaust paint and it can be good if you do it right


give the pipes a right good clean the spray them and heat the paint by fitting to bike and running it read the tin on how to do it exactly :)


the only thing is it wont last forever and will probably need doing again in about a year but still worth it as it will keep must of the road salt away from the metal and stop a lot of corrosion :)

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I'm restoring a MGB GT so I have angle grinders, wire wheels etc so that shouldn't be a problem.


So what duya reckon... remove them, clean them up with the grinder, paint them with high-temperature engine enamel paint (see http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... yId_165495)?


How about using Hammerite smooth black for the small bits on the engine where the paint has flaked off?


Cheers,

R.

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you can get proper exhaust paint in a sray from halfrauds and i think their BBQ paint is even better and tougher :)


you will need a heat resistant paint for the engine too so if hamarite do one it should be fine :)

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