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Has anyone painted a muffler for asthetic purposes?

Discussion in 'All Motor Power' started by 5678tyui, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. 5678tyui

    5678tyui Well-Known Member Donated!

    I'm a stickler for asthetics. With my black Celica the shiny muffler stands out. Has anyone considered painting a muffler? Can it be done given how hot a muffler can get? What kind of paint should I use?

  2. alman162

    alman162 Well-Known Member

    i had mine sprayed black actually when i had it fitted. i thought it stood out too much as well and it looks nice with the black bottom half of the rear bar. ill get a pic for you 2moz so you can have a look... i prefer it painted black!
  3. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    Just use high heat paint and you'll be alright...

    Barbeque paint works good.
  4. Toytuner

    Toytuner Well-Known Member Donated!

    they do it alot in parts of california to hide modified exhaust systems. Ive actially seen people leave the stock muffler there and re route a new muffler lol. I love not having any vehicle mod restriction laws here in montana. The only thing they care about is driving with neons on.
  5. Letze

    Letze Well-Known Member

    We cant have modded exhaust here in VA, I'm working on a hot swap method with hangers for an OEM looking exhaust (3" is hard to make look OEM for a car LOL)

    and a curved pipe at the end (straight pipe w/resonator.)

    the OEM lookalike was shiny as hell when I got it so i rattle canned with with 1200 degree ceramic paint it cost 5 bucks I had some left over from something else, it's perfect...
  6. rye

    rye Well-Known Member Donated!

    Letze I wish they had that law here...damn...all these damn ricer's with 3" exhausts on their civics...aggghhh
  7. Letze

    Letze Well-Known Member

    We still have ricers with coffee cans, but I had a freakin water melon cannon

    5" outlet... LOL you can almost stick your hand through the muffler

    straight pipe = better performance and easy swappage
  8. Sterling

    Sterling Guest

    the muffler gets decent outside air colling, and most of the heat is lost throught the top of the exhaust

    this deosnt mean the muffler isnt hot thought, just not as hto as a manifold or such.

    painting can be done.
  9. 89celicagt

    89celicagt Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderator Donated!

    Actually, paint is a good idea since it would help to deter rust.

    Didn't paint mine, but I recently added a subtle slanted "SS" style tip to make it look nicer. :lol:
  10. Letze

    Letze Well-Known Member


    I'll have a video of my alltrac soon once I get the straight pipe put on.
  11. Dman_23

    Dman_23 Guest

    Not 3" exhausts, just 3" mufflers. Pop pop crack. :x
  12. Rick89GTS

    Rick89GTS Well-Known Member Moderator Donated!

    Good idea to help prevent rust. BBQ paint is flat black and it's and it's cheap too.
  13. jwagner162

    jwagner162 Well-Known Member Donated!

    most paints will list thier temp rating. the maching shop guys showed me that a good quality "regular" spray paint will go to 500 deg iirc. no need to pay extra for high temp. my block is just regular ol krylon. if it got over 500deg id have bigger issues. works great.
  14. smoothinto2nd

    smoothinto2nd Well-Known Member

    Did this to my Legacy Touring wagon. I thought it looked way better than chrome, although being matte black on the underside of the back of the car it did look dirty all the time. I still preferred the look after a year (image below). I used High temp engine paint just to insure no temp related issues. The paint did scratch pretty easily being sprayed onto a chrome surface.


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