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wornsprokets
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Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by wornsprokets on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 9:35 pm

Has any one used plasticote bbq spray from b&q. Going to use it on my flaking rusty  down pipes and exhaust
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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by jim157 on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 9:47 pm

I've used the Rustoleum BBQ paint from Homebase to paint exhausts.  It's pretty good and lasts a couple of years.

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Post by sullivj on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 10:24 pm

I used the Autotek VHT paint. It's £11.99ish for 2 500ml cans on Ebay.

It's been on for a couple of years and still looks good as new.

When it dried, it looked a bit 'matt'. So I polished it, which made for a much nicer finish.




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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by wornsprokets on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 10:40 pm

Thanks for advice lads. Sullivj, i like your bike it looks mint. I like matt look on downpipes maybe not on silencer, your garage looks organised Laughing

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Post by sullivj on Thu 08 Oct 2015, 10:49 pm

Thanks mate.

I don't have a picture of it, but after I took these, I hand polished the silencer with Autoglym Super resin polish, and it shone it up really nicely. I have a brand new OEM exhaust 'in stock', and the finish on my sprayed one, is as close to that as I could get.

The workshop does have a touch of OCD about it!
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Post by trevor machine on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 2:53 am

Ideally I'd like to just be able to spray some stuff on in situ. How much prep do you guys do, and could I get away with this if I mask crap off properly? I know a lot depends on how clean the surface is, etc. I was hoping to be able to get away with soapy (ie detergent) water followed by a decent amount of white spirit. The pipes themselves are very solid, no rust as such - yet they are mottled and pitted. As though corrosion would set in if they saw some weather and salt. I'm being too optimistic about getting away with not much prep aren't I?
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Post by wornsprokets on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 6:07 am

Sanding down with sand paper and about three coats of paint. Its possible to do it in situ. But it wouldnt be easy to do

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Post by sullivj on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 6:21 am

I would take them off.

You'll get the peace of mind from knowing that they do actually come off, and you'll do a much better job of spraying them.  There's lots of advice on here about removal.

I gave mine a wash, a rub down with wet and dry, a clean with spirit and then about 4 coats of VHT. Oh, and I filled a dent in the silencer and rubbed that down too.

http://www.cb500club.net/t1876-solvedrubber-pipes-through-exhaust?highlight=Pipes
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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by ashcroc on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 8:21 am

If you do decide to paint in situ chances are no matter how much you mask off some overspray will get through.

If you don't want to remove you could always get a pot of vht paint & put it on with a brush or small roller. It'd probably give a better finish than spraying while still on the bike.
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Post by Celt500 on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 9:44 am

You maybe could get away with brush painting them, but I think to properly mask them off for spraying would be as much hassle as just taking them off.
It'd be very hard to get the rust off without removing them.

Prep wise, what I did was wire brush the rust and paint with a drill, wiped the dust off, sponged the whole thing with Loctite rust remedy and left overnight, rubbed down with wire wool, wiped the dust off, cleaned with white spirit and sprayed. I wish I'd spent more time wire brushing & sanding smooth and judging by the above comments I didn't use nearly enough paint!
I've heard painting is 90% prep - I'm starting to get that now. I'm itching to go back and do the whole job again!  Rolling Eyes

I recommend the anti-rust stuff though.

I used Hycote VHT, all I can say is it went on easy, don't know how it'll last.
Anyone know if you can just go back and add a coat after it's cured?
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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by jerryfudd on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 9:50 am

sullivj wrote:I would take them off.

You'll get the peace of mind from knowing that they do actually come off

I've heard him say that quite that a few times before..... always sounds like he is egging me on to brake something Laughing

On this occasion id agree.

(or get a stainless steel set)
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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by eternally_troubled on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 12:48 pm

I've painted them in-situ before: it really isn't possible to get enough of the rust off or enough of the paint on in the hard to reach places.

However, if you don't mind the quality of the finish too much then it can be easier and does provide some protection from the elements.

I have found that unless you get the vast majority of the rust off it does come back through very quickly.
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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by steady Eddy on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 12:51 pm

i used plasticote bbq on my silencer round about a year ago and its held up very well so far.
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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by gopher on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 3:56 pm

I used Thermolac brush on stove paint, seems to be lasting well. Smile
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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by trevor machine on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 6:00 pm

I'm just so incorrigibly lazy - that's my problem. Every time a little - by which I mean ostensibly cosmetic - job comes up I just think ah sod it, I'll just go out for a ride. I'd guesstimate that about 3% of my riding is done in the rain. However, having said that, come winter and about 50% of my riding is done on roads that aren't particularly dry. Maybe the odd dry line here and there - but still a fair amount of crud getting flung at the pipes. Think I'll give it a go with them on first. Bound to regret it, but eh. I'll wire brush them, wet and dry them, clean them w/ spirit and brush some paint on. I like the idea of a little roller thing. Then after that I'll just make sure I wipe them (once cool) after damp rides, with fresh rag, and then give 'em a quick spray with GT85 or similar.

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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by sullivj on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 6:17 pm

I think you'll spend more time masking than it would take to get them off.  I really wanted to take the lazy option, but I'm glad I didn't.

Still, I suppose I was lucky that mine came off OK.
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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by badseeds on Fri 09 Oct 2015, 11:34 pm

I used Frost POR15 VHT paint back in April. I fitted the system to the 'new' CB500 last week and this is them two days later. Not recommended Crying or Very sad




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Re: Plasticote bbq high temp paint

Post by sullivj on Sat 10 Oct 2015, 8:44 am

That's bloody annoying. I would be tempted to write to Mr Frost, especially as they say it's guaranteed to 650 degrees!

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