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skyrider
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preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by skyrider on Wed 23 Mar 2016, 8:24 pm

today I sanded down the down pipes with a sanding disk on a grindette ready for spraying, I have heard the best stuff to use is vht bbq spray if so what is the best make to use thanks Smile
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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by sullivj on Wed 23 Mar 2016, 10:31 pm

I used this a couple of years ago, and it's held up very well since.

Not the cheapest, but it worked for me:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUTOTEK-High-Temp-VHT-XHT-Black-500ml-Spray-Paint-High-Coverage-/251928330308?hash=item3aa8194044:g:N~8AAOSweW5VNjF6






I also used a bit of P38 filler to cover a scratch. That's held up well too.



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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by jim157 on Wed 23 Mar 2016, 11:41 pm

The rustoleum bbq paint that homebase sells is not bad.
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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by jerryfudd on Thu 24 Mar 2016, 10:31 am

If I had to do the CB I'd use the Autotek VHT like sullivj - I did do this on my other bike but didn't last aswell. Whether it be because I do more miles in all weather, its very very hot or that my prep was lacking so I'm dropping them off again this weekend to use 'VHT Flameproof' - aswell as their primer and clear coat so will see how well that goes.



(As a side note the CB exhaust is also coming off this weekend for wrapping - two bikes, no exhausts!)
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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by trevor machine on Thu 24 Mar 2016, 11:20 am

Is there any decent brush-on HT paint to recommend? I just wanna bodge it, in situ. Bike's not a looker so I'm not bothered about finish, as such. Just thinking it might go on thicker the old fashioned way. Then again, a thin sprayed coat on a well-prep'd surface is probably better.
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Post by skyrider on Thu 24 Mar 2016, 6:49 pm

thanks guys the AUTOTEK looks some good gear I will look into getting some Smile
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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by ashcroc on Thu 24 Mar 2016, 8:39 pm

@trevor machine wrote:Is there any decent brush-on HT paint to recommend? I just wanna bodge it, in situ. Bike's not a looker so I'm not bothered about finish, as such. Just thinking it might go on thicker the old fashioned way. Then again, a thin sprayed coat on a well-prep'd surface is probably better.
I got a part used pot of Halfords gloss black high temp enamel with one of my bikes. While I never used it myself, the finish wasn't too bad considering it's a brush on job.
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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by sullivj on Thu 24 Mar 2016, 9:10 pm

@trevor machine wrote:Is there any decent brush-on HT paint to recommend? I just wanna bodge it, in situ. Bike's not a looker so I'm not bothered about finish, as such. Just thinking it might go on thicker the old fashioned way. Then again, a thin sprayed coat on a well-prep'd surface is probably better.

Worth taking them off if you can, just to prove that it is actually possible.

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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by Guest on Fri 25 Mar 2016, 2:03 pm

Hammerite Heatproof Matt Black worked fine so far for me.
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Post by skyrider on Fri 25 Mar 2016, 3:08 pm

having a root around in the cave I have just come across a can of HYCOTE vht black manifold spray, it must have been my dads because I don't remember getting it anyway I might as well give it a try seeing as I now have a full can, and if it all goes west and starts peeling off I will clean it off and respray with some of the other Smile
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Post by trevor machine on Fri 25 Mar 2016, 5:40 pm

@sullivj wrote:

@trevor machine wrote:Is there any decent brush-on HT paint to recommend? I just wanna bodge it, in situ. Bike's not a looker so I'm not bothered about finish, as such. Just thinking it might go on thicker the old fashioned way. Then again, a thin sprayed coat on a well-prep'd surface is probably better.



Worth taking them off if you can, just to prove that it is actually possible.


But my motto is first do no harm. Smile
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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by eternally_troubled on Tue 29 Mar 2016, 12:31 pm

@trevor machine wrote:Is there any decent brush-on HT paint to recommend? I just wanna bodge it, in situ. Bike's not a looker so I'm not bothered about finish, as such. Just thinking it might go on thicker the old fashioned way. Then again, a thin sprayed coat on a well-prep'd surface is probably better.

Before they rotted off the bike(literally fell off the front of the engine) I used the halfords brush on VHT paint - I'm sure it bought my downpipe a few more years of service. It was the collar that holds the pipe to the head that failed eventually - of course this part hadn't been painted...
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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by biglee on Tue 29 Mar 2016, 2:47 pm

theres a guy on ebay selling half litre tins [brush on stuff] for 12 quid i purchased some 2 years ago and have been useing it seems to work well i belive its vht 650 degree do mine every 3 months or so
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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by skyrider on Tue 29 Mar 2016, 7:26 pm

that's one thing about my down pipes they are in extremely good condition and if they are the originals they are doing well Smile
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Re: preparing down pipes for spraying

Post by skyrider on Thu 31 Mar 2016, 7:48 pm

I managed to get them sprayed after work so I will let them dry till tomorrow and see if they need a touch up, later on I rang blackpool Honda and ordered a plug spanner and a sub air filter so will probably be picking them up around the weekend Smile

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