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btharris24 05-03-2013 12:23 PM

Painting the Muffler
 
Thinking about painting the ugly silver muffler this weekend and wanted to know if there's any prep work needed first? I bought the black hi-temp paint but wasn't sure if that's all I needed to do.

Thanks,
Brian

NWranglerS 05-03-2013 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by btharris24 (Post 3714915)
Thinking about painting the ugly silver muffler this weekend and wanted to know if there's any prep work needed first? I bought the black hi-temp paint but wasn't sure if that's all I needed to do.

Thanks,
Brian

I just roughed mine up with a finer grit sandpaper then made sure it was clean before spraying. Came out great and it looks the same as the day I did it.

btharris24 05-03-2013 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by NWranglerS (Post 3714976)
I just roughed mine up with a finer grit sandpaper then made sure it was clean before spraying. Came out great and it looks the same as the day I did it.

Sweet, thanks!

Thorshammer7 05-03-2013 12:56 PM

I washed mine good and painted it with high temp flat black header paint and it has held up well for a couple months now.

sinepome 05-03-2013 01:04 PM

High temp is not necessary but not a bad idea either. Scuff it with a red scotch brite pad. Clean it well and shoot it.

Abnormal-JK 05-03-2013 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by sinepome (Post 3715042)
Scuff it with a red scotch brite pad.

Dang... I used a green Scotch Brite.... my bad

asianhulk 05-03-2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Joshua_Pines (Post 3715049)
Dang... I used a green Scotch Brite.... my bad

Either will etch the surface, green will just be finer and may take more passes.

Anyone drop the muffler first?

Barmanvarn 05-03-2013 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by asianhulk (Post 3715068)

Either will etch the surface, green will just be finer and may take more passes.

Anyone drop the muffler first?

I say just mask off what is needed and paint what's visible. That's my plan.

jwilson2598 05-03-2013 10:48 PM

Personally I didn't even scuff on either of my JK's and it held up fine. Just cleaned it some, then shot on the high temp grill paint.

Thorshammer7 05-04-2013 08:17 AM

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rd3i 05-06-2013 09:54 AM

It seems some of you have used "high temp grill paint" - my Home Depot carries a Rustoleum high temp grill paint but it doesn't say if it's matte/flat or semi/gloss. I think others have used the VHT brand as well. Any recommendations for a matte/flat finish?

BadOleRoss 05-06-2013 06:24 PM

Either should look fine. I am pretty sure I used the Rustoleum Grill paint on mine....it looks flat.

Thorshammer7 05-06-2013 07:46 PM

I used the VHT and it holds up well. I used the same paint on the exhaust on a Sportster last year and its still there.

deepbluerubi 05-06-2013 07:55 PM

I used header paint I picked up at NAPA.

Rooster76 05-06-2013 09:17 PM

I used high heat Rustoleum. I preped with a quick sanding with a scotch brite red brillow pad. It's about the same as 100 grit sand paper. Mine has held up pretty well for about 8 months. I did have to touch up a few spots recently. Likely from prepping it too quick. I sprayed my whole exhaust pipe and anywhere that had bare metal except the drive shaft.

rd3i 05-06-2013 09:45 PM

Thanks for the feedback! I'll pick up the Rustoleum and report back in a week or so.

chshattuck 02-11-2014 12:21 PM

My muffler is stained with red mud famous in the south. Do you guys suggest I rough it up a little before painting or do you think it would stick without it?

dangle 02-11-2014 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by chshattuck (Post 8165969)
My muffler is stained with red mud famous in the south. Do you guys suggest I rough it up a little before painting or do you think it would stick without it?

I cleaned the mud stains off mine the best I could. Roughed it up and wiped it with acetone.

What sucks now is I have a black muffler stained brown from the mud. No win for me. :(

jaxs1984 02-11-2014 12:56 PM

Stupid question :) Are you guys removing the muffler to paint it ?

backdoc 02-11-2014 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jaxs1984 (Post 8166801)
Stupid question :) Are you guys removing the muffler to paint it ?

Not necessary.

jaxs1984 02-11-2014 02:16 PM

--backdoc- thanks for the info, I guess I should make this my summer project :) I recently changed the muffler to banks cause I couldn't stand looking at the big OLD muffler.

dangle 02-11-2014 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jaxs1984 (Post 8166801)
Stupid question :) Are you guys removing the muffler to paint it ?

I removed mine.

redskinswin 02-11-2014 03:16 PM

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I removed mine and used a hi temp engine paint in flat black. Very easy to remove and lets you get the entire muffler painted.

JL ONE 05-11-2014 11:20 PM

is there a quick write-up on removing muffler to prep/paint? im mechanically challenged

Ajax333333 05-11-2014 11:41 PM

I'm lazy... I just wiped my down with a wet rag, waited for it to dry, crawled under the jeep, sprayed it with high temp Rustoleum flat black ( two coats). Done!! A year later it still looks the same as when I first did it.

doufus1 05-12-2014 04:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Ajax333333 (Post 10555529)
I'm lazy... I just wiped my down with a wet rag, waited for it to dry, crawled under the jeep, sprayed it with high temp Rustoleum flat black ( two coats). Done!! A year later it still looks the same as when I first did it.

I did the same. Quick wipe and only sprayed the parts you can see. All that prep work just gets in the way of beer.

Miser 05-12-2014 04:36 AM

Sand, wash with prep sol, and paint with flat black high temp paint!

Bearfan 05-12-2014 08:09 AM

Hit mine with a pressure washer, let it dry and sprayed it with paint.

WranglerMojo 05-12-2014 08:26 AM

I painted mine last year and it makes a big difference in making the muffler less visible,,, but it's still a big, ugly muffler. A stainless Banks Monster exhaust, installed a few weeks ago, made big ugly go away. :iamhappy:

redskinswin 05-12-2014 02:04 PM

Pretty simple. Remove the clamp from the muffler to the exhaust tube. Then remove the bumper from the hangers. Might need to use some lube on the hangers to pry the muffler out. Took me about 10 min to remove muffler. 5 to put back on.


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Originally Posted by JL ONE (Post 10555217)
is there a quick write-up on removing muffler to prep/paint? im mechanically challenged



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