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Old 06-04-2013, 08:44 PM
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Painting SRT chrome tips

So I decided to paint my chrome tips for the SRT exhaust. I was gonna get them done at a shop but the guy wanted $150 so I said worse case if they come out like crap, I'll get them done, but I wanted to give it a shot myself. So here's what I did. First, sanded and cleaned them up real nice.



Used a Dremel to scuff up the chrome.



Needed to use 2 of these attachments. One for each tip, they sand down to nothing .







After I wiped them clean with some soap and water I sprayed on a few coats of high heat black. Sprayed a coat, let it dry and repeated 2 more times.







They came out real nice and if I was looking for matte black, I would of left them but I want a shiny finish so I took some of your guys advice and used caliper paint with ceramic to finish it up.



Sprayed a few light coats first. Then a final 2 deep coats to get it nice and shiny.







So that's it for now, once I get my bumper installed I'll have pictures up of what they look like on the jeep, but I love them and I think they came out great. Total $ spent...$16. Yeah buddy!
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Looks awsome! Never thought about using caliper paint.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:14 AM
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Re: Painting SRT chrome tips

Came out really nice. We just have to see how they hold up!
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Re: Painting SRT chrome tips

Cant wait to see them on your ride.
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Re: Painting SRT chrome tips

I'm curious as well to see how they hold up long term.

Does anyone know how hot the tips of the exhaust really get? I know they get hot, but I wonder what the number tends to be...

I have been wanting to black out my cadillac's chrome exhaust tips... keep us posted!!
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Re: Painting SRT chrome tips

I think the caliper paint should hold up well since the tips will never get close to 500 degrees
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Re: Painting SRT chrome tips

Yea, I think I should be fine.
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Re: Painting SRT chrome tips

Great job!
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