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Painting my new tailpipes. VHT or Por15?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by TuFerLife, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. Apr 16, 2019 at 10:36 AM
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    TuFerLife

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    Got my new Black Chrome TRD tailpipes, and I was looking at painting the actual tailpipes, just because I've seen some rust issues. And I think it would tie in the black chrome tips a little bit better.

    Which paint have y'all used? My guess is I'm going to need 2 cans to spray 2 tailpipes, and VHT is only like $10.

    https://www.autozone.com/paint-and-...f-extreme-high-temperature-coating/509746_0_0

    The Por15 is like $25 a bottle!!! :eek2:

    https://www.amazon.com/POR-15-High-...55436082&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull-spons&th=1

    The reviews look subpar for VHT, talking about flaking and bubbling, but my guess is that they're putting it on headers, and I would think they're getting a lot hotter than a tail pipe. I just don't want to do this twice...

    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Apr 16, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    JohnLakeman

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    Yeah, forget about the painting...it's an exhaust pipe fer cryin' out loud. :rolleyes:

    But, if you must, use the VHT...it's intended for high temps. I don't know that POR15 makes any claims about standing up to high temps. I know for a fact that it is NOT UV resistant, and needs a topcoat if it's to be used where exposed to sunlight (Probably even it it's indirect).

    Edit: My bad, that's a new POR-15 product. Uh...choose whatever is cheapest.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    I use KBS extreme temperature coating on my exhaust systems with great lasting results,a little expensive but worth it in my opinion

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  4. Apr 16, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    Faht Nocker

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    Only can tell you what I have read. Most high temp paint needs to be cured in an oven lol or on the vehicle. Most engine enamels are high enough temp. and do not need to be cured.
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2019 at 12:08 PM
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    I used VHT on my old exhaust tip.. sanded/primed/sprayed... came out great and I didn’t cure it after and held held for the 3 weeks I had that exhaust

    Since the TRD pipes are a bigger piece than the tip, I’ve been looking at using high temp paint as an option just to have a more consistent finish and for ease, but have yet to find a decent product that doesn’t require such a PIA finishing procedure
     
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