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How to Paint Your Exhaust Pipe

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Is your exhaust pipe grungy and worn? A fresh coat of High Heat spray paint will make it look like new. Here’s how to do it in a few steps.

  1. PREPARE: Always work in a well-ventilated area, like an open garage, and use a drop cloth to protect from overspray. Clean your exhaust pipe with Wax & Tar Remover by spraying a liberal coat over the entire area, letting it stand for one minute, and then wiping it away with a lint-free cloth. Once the pipe is clean, use painter’s tape and masking paper to cover any surrounding parts of the car that you don’t want to paint.
  2. PRIME: To prime the exhaust pipe, first shake your can of High Heat Primer for one minute after the mixing ball starts to rattle. Hold the can 8-12” away from the pipe and spray in a steady motion. Apply 2-3 light coats, allowing a few minutes in between each. Let the primer dry for one hour.
  3. PAINT: Using the same technique you used to apply the primer, apply 2-3 light coats of High Heat spray to the exhaust pipe. Then, let the paint dry for 1-2 hours before moving on to the curing process.
  4. CURE: Follow the directions on the High Heat spray’s label to complete the curing process.
  5. FINISH: Once the exhaust pipe is completely cured, it’s ready for use.