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Old 08-18-2010, 11:24 AM   #1
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C/N: Clear Coating ebay exhaust. Testing a product found online.

Story: I just ordered a M2 exhaust from ebay and have done a bit of research on the quality of the product. Just for you who don't know about this exhaust system it is the same as the Gimmick or Surewin. Cobb knock off system that produces decent sound.

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Well one of the main problems people are having with this system is that it begins to rust on the hangers and muffler sections. To protect the systems from rusting people have started to spray can the systems black with high heat intensive paint to protect them. Me on the other hand am looking for something different. I want to keep the stainless steel finish, but want to protect my exhaust from rust. So after hours of looking online for some sore of clear coating or protection I ordered this product:

http://www.permalac.com/Product.asp

I am hoping spraying this on the hangers and muffler will protect the system. Idk how I will preparation procedure yet for the exhaust. I was thinking rub with steel wool before hand, but I am not sure.

Suggestions, thoughts, comments are welcome.

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Old 08-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #2
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Nobody? Really......
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #3
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be the guinea pig and let us know. someone has to be first.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:09 PM   #4
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Haha ok when I get the exhaust in next week I will show how I apply the product and then update with how it holds up.
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:20 PM   #5
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If you don't want stainless steel to rust hit it with a stainless steel wire brush around all the welds. The reason it rusts is due to the chromium concentration around the welds being affected by the heat of the welding process. Thankfully this only affects the surface layer, so if you brush that layer off the remaining stainless steel won't rust.
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Thanks for the info Speedyham
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