Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

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Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by 73type2 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:57 pm

I'm looking for grey heat resistant paint that can be used for the stock look on Beetle exhausts. Does anybody know of a local (South African) source?

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Re: Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by spicydave » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:25 pm

Will this not work
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Re: Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by Tony Z » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:26 pm

VHT cans - available at midas

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Re: Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by spicydave » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:27 pm

Looks like this one can handle higher heat
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Re: Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by Tony Z » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:30 pm

spicydave wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:25 pm
Will this not work
no it wont work, thats made for the exterior surfaces of an engine
500F is only 260degC, exhaust gas at idle is hotter than that

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Re: Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by spicydave » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:44 pm

spicydave wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:27 pm
Looks like this one can handle higher heat

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This is 1093 degC
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Re: Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by 73type2 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:46 pm

spicydave wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:27 pm
Looks like this one can handle higher heat
This also looks like a good suggestion, assuming the exhaust doesn't get hotter than 1093 deg C. Thanks @spicydave. I'll check out my local hardware.

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Re: Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by 73type2 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:47 pm

Thanks Tony, I'll have a look at Midas.

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Re: Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by Tony Z » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:50 pm

You'll probably find VHT at hardware stores and builders warehouse too
But I know for definite that Midas sells it - it was next to the VHT caliper paint I bought a few weeks ago

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Re: Grey heat resistant paint for stock exhausts

Post by 73type2 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:33 pm

Thanks. I expect Midas to be the most expensive, but I'll have a look around.

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