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Old 07-09-2014, 05:09 AM   #1
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Painting my muffler

Hey everyone I'm looking to paint my muffler anyone know if there is a tutorial floating around out there

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Old 07-09-2014, 06:17 AM   #2
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There is not much too it. Just clean it good and make sure it is dry and cool. Then mask off areas that you don't want to get painted. Spray the muffler with some very high heat paint. Auto parts stores sell spray paint made for headers that should work fine for mufflers.

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Old 07-09-2014, 06:35 AM   #3
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I just repainted mine last week due to the amount of rust. I took a wire wheel and when over the whole muffler then used some rust reformer and finished with krylon industrial black paint. So far have not had any issues using regular paint vs high heat. If you are buying paint for this you can find high heat engine paint for about the same price as regular paint. I used regular paint just because i had some laying around.
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:40 AM   #4
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Is it worth it to take the muffler out and paint the entire thing
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Old 07-09-2014, 07:50 AM   #5
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Just use plastidip if you want black its easy, just spray it... It doesnt melt, I blacked out my wheels emblems and had some extra dip left and just hit it with a can, only thing left to get rid off all the chrome is the antenna !
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:59 AM   #6
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I used Flameproof Primer and Flameproof black. Think it's VHT. Followed the curing directions and think it looks great. Plus it's actual auto paint so you know it will last. Have pics if you would like to see how I did it. Put on three coats of primer and three coats of black.
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Cool yeah in doing it because it looks good but I also go wheeling in the beach and I know that muffler rust really bad but add salt to that it goes faster I'm just wondering now if it's worth taking it off so I can paint it all
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:18 AM   #8
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Of the muffler has any mud, grime, or rust on it just get a wire, or hard bristle, brush and give it a good rub. If you use just the high heat paint from lowes or Home Depot it'll just spray on evenly. Defiantly not work taking the muffler off, that'd be way too much work for a simple fix. It looks great! I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:31 AM   #9
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I used the high-heat spray paint for grills, cleaned up the muffler and painted it while mounted. Simple mod and ended up being one of my favorite ones as well. Now the muffler blends in with the underside of the Jeep and it isn't an eye sore.
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I got tired of looking at the big ugly silver muffler, so I sprayed it haphazardly with bedliner and haven't had any issues with it.
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:13 AM   #11
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It just sticks out so much lol once I get some free time def gonna do it
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Old 07-09-2014, 11:21 AM   #12
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sounds like anything will work almost! I did mine while having a few....beverages....and just left it on and sprayed it... took like 2 min a coat
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sounds like anything will work almost! I did mine while having a few....beverages....and just left it on and sprayed it... took like 2 min a coat
Lol Yeah I will probably do the same thing
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I did mine today. Left it mounted. Sanded down what I could and used high heat matte black. Good for 1265*f. Now I can't even see it when I stand back behind jeep.
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I did mine today. Left it mounted. Sanded down what I could and used high heat matte black. Good for 1265*f. Now I can't even see it when I stand back behind jeep.
That came out really nice did you spray it inside the tailpipe too
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That came out really nice did you spray it inside the tailpipe too
Well I might have got a little crazy with the spray bomb. I was spraying around the end of the pipe so I am sure it got inside. I did not point it right up inside. Will have to check again with a flashlight to see.
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I painted my muffler using brushable satin black grill paint as I was afraid of overspray. ($10 from Menard's). I did not have to tape anything off and if I did make an oop's, I was able to wipe it off. It turned out great..!!! I just cleaned it up a bit, did not spend too much time with the rustyness. It only took 10 minutes max, X2 as I put on 2 coats. If the rust shows up again, I will just redo it.
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I painted my muffler using brushable satin black grill paint as I was afraid of overspray. ($10 from Menard's). I did not have to tape anything off and if I did make an oop's, I was able to wipe it off. It turned out great..!!! I just cleaned it up a bit, did not spend too much time with the rustyness. It only took 10 minutes max, X2 as I put on 2 coats. If the rust shows up again, I will just redo it.
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You have a pic of yours
here i tried to attach mine.... All I used was plastidip, My jeep was like brand new when i did it so it had no major mud, but i didnt even clean it....sprayed the pipe and all.....doing fine no issues...sorry the image was blurry, i was drinking lol and it was a cellphone

3 coats, 10 minutes total...the pipe was cold when i did it though I did my wheels first
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I just painted my muffler and exhaust pipe tip with high heat Rustoleum that I got at Walmart for $6.96. I hate looking at the big silver muffler when I am driving behind a Jeep. I did not need to mask off the bumper because the muffler sits far enough back to avoid overspray. I just gave the muffler a quick scrub with a wet Scotch Brite pad then wiped it clean with an old rag then I let it dry for a little bit.

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I just painted my muffler and exhaust pipe tip with high heat Rustoleum that I got at Walmart for $6.96. I hate looking at the big silver muffler when I am driving behind a Jeep. I did not need to mask off the bumper because the muffler sits far enough back to avoid overspray. I just gave the muffler a quick scrub with a wet Scotch Brite pad then wiped it clean with an old rag then I let it dry for a little bit.

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I have some Matt black rustoleum high heat BBQ paint think that will work?
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I have some Matt black rustoleum high heat BBQ paint think that will work?
That's what I used on my muffler and tail pipe.
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I have some Matt black rustoleum high heat BBQ paint think that will work?
I used the same also. Works great and looks awesome.
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Awsome gonna give it a shot tommorow
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I sanded mine with 220, and then washed it with soap and water. I let it dry for a day and then painted it with Rust-oleum satin finish high heat Grill paint. Rated at 1200 degrees.
This paint does not recommend that a primer be used!

This was painted about 2 months ago. The pictures that I took today, are somewhat dirty from off road and water, but it will give you a idea of what it looks like.
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I sanded mine with 220, and then washed it with soap and water. I let it dry for a day and then painted it with Rust-oleum satin finish high heat Grill paint. Rated at 1200 degrees.
This paint does not recommend that a primer be used!

This was painted about 2 months ago. The pictures that I took today, are somewhat dirty from off road and water, but it will give you a idea of what it looks like.
Yep that's the exact stuff.
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