Yeah, we are at the peak of road salt season now. Painting the exhaust is time well spent to get the most out your investment.
Well, finally got around to ordering the rest of the Cajun catback exhaust. As much as I tried to get it in 304 stainless, Cajun's supplier just wont work with it. I wanted to stay with this system because it is widely adopted and is the quietest system available with headers. More importantly, Jeff at Cajun B Pipes has made himself available at anytime of the day to work with me to make sure I was getting the right solution for my needs, and is accommodating in so many ways. He is such a pleasure to work with, is dedicated to his products, and is a company that any Titan owner should support.
So I did some research on different high temp paints. I decided on POR15 mainly because I am familiar with the product and I know that it will turn out fine with a brush application. More importantly, I was looking for something that was chemically resistant.
Here are some pics.
1- I chose Manifold Gray as the color, which was the closest option to the Titanium Jet Hot color.
2- If anyone decides to do the same, pick a high quality brush. The China foam brushes are too soft and put a lot of air bubbles in the finish.
3- After following the De-greaser and Metal Prep process, apply the first coat. Apply it thin so that it doesn't have runs. Don't worry about the streaks as they will level out. Areas that will be welded, as in my case, are masked off and will be painted after the installation.
4- Picture of pipes after the second coat. Additional coats will be applied.
Thin coats are the key. Allow 24 hours for each coat to cure, especially on the first coat. While the paint will be dry to the touch after about 4 hours, it will be tempting to apply additional coats sooner. Leaning into temptation will not give you a long lasting coat.
Exhaust system will be installed later this week.