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Offline Teddy_900

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ceramic paint exhaust
on: August 31, 2021, 01:45:15 AM
So the painter I chose had my parts for 14 days and that was enough.  Decided to do it myself.
Had to brush blast all the parts.  Used a nice hvlp spray gun and 0.8 tip.

Need to let it cure and I'll have to paint the tape areas under the header collars/fasteners?  Not sure what they're called.  Had to eliminate the moving part and hit the crucial areas first.
Anyway, can't wait to wrap this up.  Now that I'm doing it, can't hurry it.  But at the same time, can't wait to get my bike back.

It's coming along and not too bad.  I have industrial experience, wouldn't recommend to anyone.














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Re: ceramic paint exhaust
Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 12:56:22 AM
The parts blasted



And the  Leo Vince Nero, blasted the stainless part and link pipe.  All blacked out now.
They look great, getting excited 😊



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Re: ceramic paint exhaust
Reply #2 on: September 01, 2021, 07:13:40 PM
nice job.
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Re: ceramic paint exhaust
Reply #3 on: September 01, 2021, 10:52:00 PM
*Originally Posted by Riek954 [+]
nice job.

Thanks man.  It's Cerakote Glacier Black.

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Re: ceramic paint exhaust
Reply #4 on: September 02, 2021, 02:15:32 AM
That looks great. Black is my favorite exhaust color. 👍

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Re: ceramic paint exhaust
Reply #5 on: September 02, 2021, 02:23:07 AM
Thanks Zed.  Was a lot of prep work, including building a blast containment on the back patio (cleanup too) and a full paint enclosure in my unfinished basement.  Pretty strong fumes, did the half mask respirator with organic vapor cartridges and full tyvex suit. .  It's pretty toxic stuff.  Sure sprayed nice though.

Can't wait to get it  mounted and my ermax belly fairing arrived too.  Just makes sense to get the pipes on first.  Once the bagster seat gets here.  Done deal and my perfect Z 😁

Great thing about this stuff, can resist 2000 degrees, chemical resistance, almost immune to thermal shock.  Should protect those pipes for a lifetime.
Last Edit: September 02, 2021, 02:29:12 AM by Teddy_900

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Re: ceramic paint exhaust
Reply #6 on: September 02, 2021, 02:02:01 PM
*Originally Posted by Teddy_900 [+]
Thanks Zed.  Was a lot of prep work, including building a blast containment on the back patio (cleanup too) and a full paint enclosure in my unfinished basement.  Pretty strong fumes, did the half mask respirator with organic vapor cartridges and full tyvex suit. .  It's pretty toxic stuff.  Sure sprayed nice though.

Can't wait to get it  mounted and my ermax belly fairing arrived too.  Just makes sense to get the pipes on first.  Once the bagster seat gets here.  Done deal and my perfect Z 😁

Great thing about this stuff, can resist 2000 degrees, chemical resistance, almost immune to thermal shock.  Should protect those pipes for a lifetime.
It's all in the prep, which you've done right. When painting anything, proper preparation is everything for a fantastic result. Takes lots of patience.

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Re: ceramic paint exhaust
Reply #7 on: September 02, 2021, 04:26:53 PM
Zed, agreed buddy.  Had to use an external tank, water seperator, face shield on blast, pvc gloves, can't touch the steel with your bare hands.  Rubber gloves only.  And when I did and left my grease on it, acetone wipe and re blast.  Or the stuff don't stick.  Same will go for my corrective work.  Gloves only.  Until it's fully cured, including mounting it, and then thermo cycled several times before it's truly safe to touch.
Yeah, really needed to be thought out, bunch of work.  Spraying only took a couple hours lol.
Thanks man 👍

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Re: ceramic paint exhaust
Reply #8 on: September 03, 2021, 03:00:42 PM
*Originally Posted by Teddy_900 [+]
Zed, agreed buddy.  Had to use an external tank, water seperator, face shield on blast, pvc gloves, can't touch the steel with your bare hands.  Rubber gloves only.  And when I did and left my grease on it, acetone wipe and re blast.  Or the stuff don't stick.  Same will go for my corrective work.  Gloves only.  Until it's fully cured, including mounting it, and then thermo cycled several times before it's truly safe to touch.
Yeah, really needed to be thought out, bunch of work.  Spraying only took a couple hours lol.
Thanks man 👍
Whenever I do anything it's to the best of my ability, which is pretty good, but... your above description of the process is exactly why I wouldn't attempt to paint my exhaust. 🍻

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Re: ceramic paint exhaust
Reply #9 on: September 03, 2021, 03:52:54 PM
"Great thing about this stuff, can resist 2000 degrees, chemical resistance, almost immune to thermal shock.  Should protect those pipes for a lifetime." Teddy_900

I think you're right Teddy.

Rock chips, road chemicals, bug guts should be ignored too right?

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