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Old 02-09-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
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Im trying to keep my engine bay a little cleaner, my pipes are a little old looking, i was thinking about heat wrapping my charge pipe in like the charcol color wrap, andspraying my hot pipe with like an anodized blue.
Question is, anyone sprayed there own pipe?If so how did you prep it and what paint should I use?
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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I tried doing it with duplicolor engine paint, but it winds up chipping off. I think the real solution is to get it powerdercoated.
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Old 02-09-2008, 06:14 PM   #3
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Thats actually the paint I was going to use,
Anyone other suggestions?Something i can do myself...
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Old 02-09-2008, 07:59 PM   #4
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You can powdercoat yourself with under 100 bucks in equipment... cheap gun from harbor freight, and a can of powder paint, and a cheap ass garage sale or craigslist oven... ORRRR For painting on the metal... Maybe DupliColor wheel paint?
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:24 PM   #5
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I was thinking about wheel paint, then I thought of radiator paint, but they dont make any of those in anodized blue do they?
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:16 AM   #6
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well technically, you cant paint ANYTHING anodized... since it's an electrochemical coloring process... But no, it's not likely that they make them in a similar color. maybe check the rice section of autozone. that seems like a color they might carry in wheel paint.
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Old 02-10-2008, 03:36 AM   #7
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Wheel paint will hold up?
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Old 02-10-2008, 01:28 PM   #8
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maybe check the rice section of autozone. that seems like a color they might carry in wheel paint.
That made me laugh.

I'm looking to coat my I/C piping as well. I'll probably just go with rad paint and call it a day. Black is best anyway... colorful engine bays are just too much.
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Old 02-10-2008, 04:56 PM   #9
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i wonder how a black truck bed liner type paint would work?
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Old 02-10-2008, 05:15 PM   #10
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i wonder how a black truck bed liner type paint would work?

Well truck bed liner is a thick plasticy coat... I think under the heat of the engine bay, it might not be the best thing to use. It is amazingly resilient though, It's what I use to paint my Light bars and such.

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rough up your pipping til its raw aluminum or youll never get that crap to stick.
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well technically, you cant paint ANYTHING anodized... since it's an electrochemical coloring process... But no, it's not likely that they make them in a similar color. maybe check the rice section of autozone. that seems like a color they might carry in wheel paint.
Well, you can get a somewhat-anodized look with this.
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^^^^ and sure enough... they have the colors demo'd on chrome hubcaps.
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