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Old 07-30-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Question Who painted their muffler................

and how is the paint holding up?

Never wanted to do this but the '07 JKU has a few years on it now and the muffler is looking doggy compared to the rest of the Jeep.

If you painted your muffler, how long ago was it and how does it look now?

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Old 07-30-2011, 08:22 PM   #2
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I did mine with Rustoleum high heat paint a few months ago and it's wearing off in some spots.

However, I also did absolutely no prep work. Just hosed the muffler off, waited for it to dry and then sprayed. I bet if I'd sanded a little and the wiped it down, it would've held up better.

Another thing I think would've helped is to have used grill paint. I understand it's a lot tougher.

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and how is the paint holding up?

Never wanted to do this but the '07 JKU has a few years on it now and the muffler is looking doggy compared to the rest of the Jeep.

If you painted your muffler, how long ago was it and how does it look now?


x2 I have been thinking about doing this for a couple weeks now..
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Was just thinking the same thing last night when I crawled under the back trying to find a squeak. Have some matt black spray from the $2 shop, so might just hit it with that. Will prob have to redo every month or two, but will just do it as part of a service
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:45 PM   #5
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I was considering spray on bed liner.. any ideas??
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:09 PM   #6
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not sure if bed liner can take the heat? My burn.
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Old 07-30-2011, 09:55 PM   #7
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Wouldn't use bed liner paint. It will really smell bad for several days while it burns off. Use either High Heat Header paint, High heat grill/furnace paint or High heat caliper paint which is 1300 degree paint
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Wouldn't use bed liner paint. It will really smell bad for several days while it burns off. Use either High Heat Header paint, High heat grill/furnace paint or High heat caliper paint which is 1300 degree paint
X2 definitely NO on bed liner, uggghhhh that would be a hot mess
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I think I will just chrome mine. Chrome won't burn off. I want one of the duel pipe ones, but it must be quite! Otherwise a v6 sounds kind of like a cesana 150 or a RICER with a fart can!
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I used high temp grill paint on mine last October and it still looks great. For prep, I went over it with a steel wire brush to remove the loose rust and then wiped it down really well.
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I used Rustoleum high heat grill paint on mine. I sanded it down, wiped it off and sprayed. I did it 2 months ago and some of the rust is starting to show through, but nothing major. I would say 2 months ago it was 100% black and now its 90% black. I figure I will have to hit it every fall and spring since the salt here in Wisconsin isn't helping.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:25 AM   #12
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Oh yea high temp the only way to go, did mine this spring on my 2008. I didnt really do any prep other then wipe it down with a clean rag, so far so good, it looks like it did the day I sprayed it on.
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I did mine last spring with RustOleum black hi-temp grill paint. I did it after an underbody car wash, no other prep. One spot that was still wet when I painted it had to be retouched, but no problems since.
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I did mine last spring with RustOleum black hi-temp grill paint. I did it after an underbody car wash, no other prep. One spot that was still wet when I painted it had to be retouched, but no problems since.
Thanks, what I was looking for. Gonna do it.
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I think I will just chrome mine. Chrome won't burn off. I want one of the duel pipe ones, but it must be quite! Otherwise a v6 sounds kind of like a cesana 150 or a RICER with a fart can!
Chrome doesn't burn off but it will change color under heat like that.
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I think I will just chrome mine. Chrome won't burn off. I want one of the duel pipe ones, but it must be quite! Otherwise a v6 sounds kind of like a cesana 150 or a RICER with a fart can!
Sorry to get off topic, butttt no.




That said, I have painted the exhaust on my bronco with black grill pait. held up for at least 6 months. Don't know if its still on there, but it wasnt peeling after 6 months. I'm sure that 302 got hotter than this jeep's exhaust will.
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I also did mine with the high temp paint and it's lasting fine, I did it a few months ago..
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:54 PM   #18
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Can you take a picture of the chromers face when you tell him you want to chrome your muffler??? Please post it if he lets you...
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:56 AM   #19
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I did with high temp silver paint after I took wire brush to it. Looks great and new.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:47 PM   #20
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The high temp grill paint is a good, cost-effective way to cover the rust. I've used it to dress up a muffler system on a Lycoming 0-230. Lasted until I sold it (2 years). I'm ready to do the muffler on my '08 Unlimited X. I'll post before-and-after photos.
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Old 08-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #21
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What about POR-15 High Temperature paint... think that's what I'll do while it's still new... before the attack of the salt gremlins this winter...
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What about POR-15 High Temperature paint... think that's what I'll do while it's still new... before the attack of the salt gremlins this winter...
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Painted mine with high temp flat black spray paint. Looks ALOT better! So far is holding up great but i figure if it starts to burn off ill just paint it again the paint was only three bucks.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:38 PM   #24
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Did mine last night with high temp BBQ grill paint. Went ahead and blacked out those red rear shocks and the top heat shield mat also. Painted tailpipe and all. Looks GREAT having my black JK blacked out from the rear. Only prep was a light scrape with a wire brush, and wipe down with acetone to remove any road oils. No worries about holding up. Got a spare can of paint to hit any spots as needed. Still looks great after one day of driving!!!

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