FOAK: Heat resistant paint

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Rudy Lacchin, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Rudy Lacchin

    Rudy Lacchin Guest

    Hi Chaps,

    My exhaust down-pipes are mostly hidden by fairing but when I do catch a
    glimpse of them I always think how rusty they look and how maybe they could
    do with a lick of paint.

    Google seems to be pointing me at NWE, Sperex, PJ1 or Tetrosyl. I'd prefer
    brush-on rather than aerosol because I don't want to dismantle the system
    and I'm thinking of possibly going white rather than black.

    Anyone have any experiences to share, heat-resistant paint-wise?

    Thanks in advance.
    Rudy Lacchin, Apr 22, 2008
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  2. My experience of it is that it stinks and it's shit. Modern technolology may
    have improved this, however.
    Mungo \Two Sheds\ Toadfoot, Apr 22, 2008
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  3. Rudy Lacchin

    Rudy Lacchin Guest

    Wot, stinks whilst you're applying it, stinks whilst you're out riding or
    stinks whilst it's sitting in yer garage?
    Rudy Lacchin, Apr 22, 2008
  4. When it gets hot. It stops stinking when it flakes off though.
    Mungo \Two Sheds\ Toadfoot, Apr 22, 2008
  5. Rudy Lacchin

    Doki Guest

    I've used VHT on calipers before and it's stayed on. IIRC you can get a
    brushable enamel version - ISTR my sister painting a beetle engine with it
    at some point.
    Doki, Apr 23, 2008
  6. None of the ones I've tried have been particularly good unless it was a
    small component that could be baked properly in an oven. Spray-on Sperex
    applied to the headers on the bike did last reasonably well if the pipes
    were heated slowly and left to cool a couple of times, but it always
    deteriorated sooner or later.
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    And stick them up your shiter."
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Apr 23, 2008
  7. Rudy Lacchin

    Hog Guest
    Hog, Apr 23, 2008
  8. Rudy Lacchin

    Rudy Lacchin Guest

    Plasma-sprayed ceramic coatings? Feck me, I just wanted to slap a bit of
    guck on it - that looks like it'll cost more than the old Teapot's worth!

    The rust looks sort of noble, in a way. I might just hang a bead curtain in
    front of the pipes, 60's-style.
    Rudy Lacchin, Apr 23, 2008
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