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I just thought that subject would get some attention...

When I bought my Ram a couple of years ago it had some rust starting on the Flowmaster tips. I figure they are probably chromed. I don't want to have them replaced ($), and the chrome doesn't really match the wheels anyway. So I thought I would sand off the rust and paint them aluminum like the wheels. I picked up high-temp engine primer and paint from Autozone and I was planning on using that this weekend. However, I am worried about the tips still being to hot for the high-temp paint. I'm sure it will look good when it is done, but I am not sure of the feasability.

Has anyone ever tried this, or knows if it will work or not? :huh:
 

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They won't even be close reaching the max temp of the paint. That pain is rated for 1000+ degrees. The exhaust leaving the engine right at the headers will be quite hot, but at the pipe tips you will be fine.
 

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The paint is rated for 500 degrees, does anyone know how hot the tips get?
 

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Put a couple drops of vegetable oil on the tips while they are hot. Unless the oil scorches and turns black the pipes are less than 500 degrees.
 

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well that is brilliant, i will try that
 
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