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Hey guys,

just wondering if any of you guys have ever painted your bpipes with any kind of header high temp paint to protect them? I'm just about to get mine and before I install them I'm thinking about doing this as I live up in Canada. I have a Nismo cat back which I've had for 3 years now is pretty rusty and I'd like to avoid that with these bpipes.

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Literally just sprayed myn last night. Going on today. Vht flameproof as Jeff said.
 

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I used the same stuff. B-pipes look better than the rest of the exhaust, except for the headers which are coated.
 

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Just painted them last night with VHT ceramic high temp. Looks greats! I'm hoping to get them installed this week.

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I painted mine with a ceramic header paint as well....looked great for a few minutes☺. The paint has since burned off the cat...but i suspect the cat can get alot hotter than 500 deg.

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Burned off? Was it not high temp paint? The VHT said it was 1300-2000 deg F
 

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The cat is the hottest point in the exhaust. I would be surprised if the paint stays on that thing a long time.
 

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Mine burnt off after a week or two also, now I don't know if the paint had anything to do with it, but a year later the Bpipes look fine, while the catback exhaust I put on at the same time has surface rust.
 

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Goddamn I hate rust, I just want to take off my nismo cat back now and take my dermal to it. Paint it with the VHT. So much work..
 

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Hey guys,

just wondering if any of you guys have ever painted your bpipes with any kind of header high temp paint to protect them? I'm just about to get mine and before I install them I'm thinking about doing this as I live up in Canada. I have a Nismo cat back which I've had for 3 years now is pretty rusty and I'd like to avoid that with these bpipes.

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BBQ paint is best and I use it on everything and it's very inexpensive. My exhaust still looks good 4 years later and I have the exhaust painted from header collector on my car to the tailpipe.:wink:
 

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500° F isn't high enough. But you figured that out already. :D
 

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Yeah cats will hit 900+ under load. Gotta get that high temp stuff.

For what it's worth I've had VHT high temp matte black on my tailpipe for over a year. Other than mud stains it still looks like it did day 1. I know the tail pipe doesn't get near as hot as the cats, but for the rest of the exhaust it should be fine.
 

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You guys prep the surface properly? Mine looks like I just painted it . Only been a week though
 

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My ceramic coated JBA LT headers look like crap. It hasn't even been a year. I don't see how the coating can be effective given how poor it looks.
 

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My ceramic coated JBA LT headers look like crap. It hasn't even been a year. I don't see how the coating can be effective given how poor it looks.
I was thinking about going with the titanium coated JBA when I final do it. In the mean time I got my Cajun bpipes installed! Link below.

https://youtu.be/VUfbgPw6BmM
 

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This is after 7 months with proper prep and the primer too. Not bad, as it made it through one Michigan winter without getting destroyed, but it would be nice if it held up longer. Unless I get the pipes sent off to get ceramic coated, probably just be a twice a year maintenance thing to keep the pipes coated and nice looking with the VHT.
 

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It's been a week and the VHT gun metal has discoloured a bit, from the heat. But it's holding up.
 
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