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Old 09-07-2020, 11:08 PM
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Hmmm, when you say shadowline tips, you mean the stock black ones from 4.4?
Post the pictures of yours if you don't mind so I can get an idea.
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Yeah. I am talking about the factory tips on the 4.4.
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Try BBQ paint in gloss....

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Thanks. I'll give it a try. Couldn't be any worse than the engine paint.
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Old 09-09-2020, 11:57 AM
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Thanks. I'll give it a try. Couldn't be any worse than the engine paint.
My buddy used VHT Flameproof on his exhaust tips. We prepped it first with the VHT Flameproof primer, sanded that then applied the gloss black. He moved away so I haven't seen the car in years but the last I saw it they still looked great! His only complaint was that the paint seemed to get micro scratches easily. He said he would use buffing compound by hand when they got too bad. It was on a 1970 Bronco so it saw a lot of dirt.
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https://highland-international.com/8...gh-temp-paint/

Here's a high quality paint

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Thanks for the tip, but it will only withstand 400 degrees. The engine paint I used previously was rated to that temp. Eventually burned off over time.
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True but your exhaust tips won't get nearly that hot but their next level is good for 700f

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Old 09-10-2020, 10:13 AM
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True but your exhaust tips won't get nearly that hot but their next level is good for 700f

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I didn't think my tips would get that hot either, but they did. If they hadn't the paint engine paint wouldn't have burned off. 700 degrees might do it.
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