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painted/powder coated pipes

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by ryan1717, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. I wanted to get my pipes powder coated but there is no one in my aera that will do it. So i got some black header paint and used that it looked good but the paint just flaked off. any one have any ideas please?

  2. You havent said the area your in :)
    Ceramic coating is your best bet thou.
  3. I have been considering High Performance Coatings in Leongatha (from memory). I've been lead to believe that you can mail or courier things to them or alternatively your local motorcycle dealer may have an arrangement with them.
  4. Metal fab or engineering places will have contacts for powder coating and galvanising. They might be a good place to start.

    Other types of paint flake (as you know), still others can be affected by the heat fro mthe exhaust. I touched mine up with spray-paint from Bunnings [I didn't care what it would look, it's a black painted exhaust anyway] and the newly painted section smoked for a little while and smelt odd first start.

    Came good though and the colour is still there.
  5. From my experience anywhere that makes windows, sliding doors, etc will have a contact for powdercoating...if not try, places that make outside railings.
    Good luck
  6. Poder Coating?

    Not sure if this helps or not. We get heaps of stuff powder coated for my son's business and most forms and applications of powder coating will not stand the heat of an exhaust system, and will just burn and flake off. Unless you can find a powder coater that does work in the refinery industry, or someone that specialises, like the place in Gippsland, you are probably better off buying the heat proof spray on stuff that a lot of the speed shops sell. I'ts not too bad, needs repainting every now and then, and comes in a variety of colours.
  7. What about hi-temp pot black at bunnings, used to touch up fireplaces, pot-bellied stoves etc? We've used that before, and the results last for quite a long while..
  8. What! :shock: you don't like chrome?? :shock: your strange, very strange.
    here's a place for your hot roding needs