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Old 10-22-2013, 06:27 PM
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I considerd it but didn't know how well it'd hold up. And as shawnu said, it attracted dust and became baked on, so I think I'll steer clear of that.



Was it just out of a spray can? I have a can of black, but it's not "high-temp" so it might not hold up well. How long has it been since you painted your tips and how have they held up?

Yep, just the rattle can stuff I got at auto parts store, but did say "hi-temp" on can. Been on there now for about 1.5 years ... no cracks, peeling, etc.
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Yep, just the rattle can stuff I got at auto parts store, but did say "hi-temp" on can. Been on there now for about 1.5 years ... no cracks, peeling, etc.
Awesome, I think i'll be doing this next chance I get. Could you post a pic of yours if you have one? If not, no big deal
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Heres mine. Rattle can hi temp from autozone.



Hope it helps!!
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Heres mine. Rattle can hi temp from autozone.



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Visuals always help!! Looks great; how many coats did you do? I assume 1 can will be plenty for two tips? Mine are probably about 16" long, give or take. And did you just tape off the bumper?
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Well with the 4th gens theres a ball type clamp a little before the tips and i just took them off to do it.

And 1 can will be plenty, i think i used 3-4 coats.
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Well with the 4th gens theres a ball type clamp a little before the tips and i just took them off to do it.

And 1 can will be plenty, i think i used 3-4 coats.
That would be handy, but mine are welded on. I'm worried about being able to cover the tips completely because of how close they are to the rear bumper....
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I could see how that would be a problem... best i could tell you is either take the bumper off...time consuming and PITA, or cut them off and have them re welded back on... i dont know what it runs around your neck of the woods but up here its only about 20-30 bucks.
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I could see how that would be a problem... best i could tell you is either take the bumper off...time consuming and PITA, or cut them off and have them re welded back on... i dont know what it runs around your neck of the woods but up here its only about 20-30 bucks.
That's something I might have to look into.. Thanks for the idea!
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No problem!!


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anyone try just some black brake caliper paint? i used some of that stuff (red) on my previous car to paint the calipers, and it held up very well for the 2 years I had it.

also, any suggestions on taking the tips off? anyone try to use a chisel to break the spot weld where the tips are clamped on?
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