How to paint chrome exhaust tips black?

Chrome exhaust pipes are a frequent sight on vehicles and bikes, but they can get rusted or discolored due to the high temperatures that reach their surfaces. Chrome has smooth finish; paint will peel away in sheets without preparation like if water markings were present before applying any type of coating. To keep its new look after installation, prepare by washing car at least three times using soap sudsing detergent mixed 50/50 solution between Dawn dishwashing liquid & warm tap water. Make sure all rust is off surface area both inside springs.

How to paint chrome exhaust tips black?

Powder coating the exhaust tips is a long-lasting, but not a cheap option. However, my buddy from Automotive Body and

told me about VHT products which he said were great for holding up under high heat conditions like those mufflers will see at race events or when you use your car hard on public roads.

Required material:

  • An exhaust that has chrome tips
  • High Heat Paint, Painters Tape
  • 320 Grit Sand Paper, High Heat Primer
  • Isopropyl alcohol, Lint-free rags
  • A couple of trash bags

Steps to paint chrome exhaust tips black

Step 1: Gather all materials

Step 2: To paint your exhaust, first make sure the surface is clean and dry. I used exterior blue Scotch tape to create a crisp line while painting my bike in order not only to protect it but also to give me an idea of how much material needs to be removed before sanding down later if necessary. You may need extra wiping or brushing when applying oil-based products like these ones since they come with residue that will be difficult for you to remove on their own after drying.

Step 3: Prep the surface. This might seem like an easy task, but it takes more than just sanding down all of your surfaces to make sure they are perfect for painting. You’ll want to make sure every nook and cranny is covered in order not to have any imperfections when applying paint using automotive paint guns later on down the line. And don’t forget about getting ready with another sheet – this time after scuffing off whatever has accumulated during prep work- because you never know how long ago somebody last applied their own color before starting over again themselves.

Step 4: You can protect all of the piping and muffler by painting only the tips black. To do this, take a trash bag and wrap it around any areas you don’t want painted blue-grey. Make sure to tape back flaps or lose sections so they are not exposed when applying wet paint.

Step 5: Clean, clean, and do more cleaning. That’s the key to a great shine. Making sure that all oils from your hands are removed before you begin is essential for getting those chrome parts looking good as new again. You can use Isopropyl Alcohol or just water if preferred but lint-free rags should always accompany these two liquids so they don’t leave any marks on what will be exposed only after some time has passed since last being cleaned with this process in mind specifically: exhaust headers (exhaust pipes), intake manifold/plenum box combo – sometimes called ICM by car enthusiasts; exterior mirror housings.


Q. Can aluminized exhaust be painted?

A. Some people just buy the black exhaust kit and paint it with high temp BBQ paint. The bad thing is, after time chips off of its surface making a mess for those who don’t know how to fix this problem. But you can always re-paint.

Q. Can spray paint be used to paint exhaust tips?

A. Applying 2-3 light coats of High Heat spray, you can now apply your exhaust pipe. Let it dry for 1-2 hours before moving on to the curing process. Once this is done and everything has been properly sealed with primer or paint, have fun driving in style.

Q. Can the exhaust tips be Plastidip?

A. Plasti dip is a quick and easy way to protect the exhaust tips on your car, but it won’t last long. Plates get hot enough that plating with two coats of this material might melt in places where there’s no insulation around joints or mounting holes for pipes.

Q. Is there any paint available that’s heat resistant?

A. If you are in search of the best heat-resistant paints on the market, then there’s no need to look any further. These paint brands include Rust-oleum, Krylon Vitcas Behr, and Dulux. To find out which one suits your needs most effectively just check their product lineup.

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