Cerakote

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  1. Gator Mcklusky

    Gator Mcklusky Silver Member

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    Has anyone ever cerakoted or powder coated their exhaust? I want black pipes, but I don't want to pay in excess of $1000 to get them. I also don't need an exhaust that's any louder than stock, because I have a severe hearing loss.

    I sent of for a quote from a local guy who does both cerakote and powder coat, but I'm not sure what to expect.
     
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    Baldhead_J Gold Member
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    Powder coating is pretty cheap ($200), for exhaust here in HSV.
     
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    My first thought was... putting creosote on an exhaust doesn't sound like a very good idea. Then I reread it.
     
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    I've seen powder coated exhaust, and it looked awesome. The main thing is prep, and operation. If you trust your local to do it, I think you will be very pleased with the results. Only possible drawback I could imagine is if it got scratched through coating, but they appear to be very durable from what I've seen. As far as cerakote, haven't seen it as far as I know. I hope this helps in at least a small way.:)
     
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    I'd keep cerakoting to firearms. I have seen powder coated pipes all my life.

    Look for ceramic coating instead. The heat issue will be Ok there.

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    Powder Coating works well and is hard to scratch if the item is properly prepped - a good Powder Coater will do that for you. And if it is done in Flat Black small scratches can be covered up with Rustoleum Stove Black spray paint.
     
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    Thanks gentlemen. The guy came back with a quote of $300 for cerakote. The color is Glacier Black. That’s a heck of a lot cheaper than Stage 1 slip ons, plus heat shields.

    Now...how hard is it to take ‘em off?
     
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    Hahahaha! It would probably smell cool though. Every time I smell creosote, it reminds me of being a kid outdoors and being around railroad ties and telephone poles.
     
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    Never mind, found it on YouTube
     
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    Beware the cursed crimp clamps! I HATE Indian for those. It's the ONE thing that REALLY got me pissed at them. IMG_20160928_092353_01.jpg
     
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    Huh, I’ve never seen those. How do you disconnect them? In the YouTube video that I found, they took off the mufflers, but not the heat shields.
     
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    You have to cut the blinking things off and you MUST remove the pipes to do it. I'd literally LOVE to punch the bean counter in the face that decided saving a few cents here was a good idea. The others are standard worm clamps, these are a surprise akin to discovering that your best girl has more "junk" than you.
     
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    Great...:mad:
     
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    Just wait. You're not even close to pissed YET. At least now you know. Imagine the rest of us...
     
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    Yeah, good point. Thanks for the heads up. So, I’m assuming you ordered replacements from Indian that are the regular screw clamps?
     
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    I just went to autoZone and bought four. No big deal AFTER you discover it. Have a dremel or airsaw handy. Also BE CAREFUL
     
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    Damn! Man! You's old!!

    (I remember too, my Granddaddy and three or four Uncles worked the rails. When's trains were trains and smelt sweet too!,.......love that smoke,.......) ( I also remember feeling very disappointed the day the first diesel electric came to the station,...." That's not a train " I thought. "THATS a train!!" as a steam loco powered in behind, still ever so proud, puffing and hissing into the station.)
     
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    Thanks. Also, how do they attach to the shield? Please tell me they aren't welded?
     
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    They slide through just like normal ones. That's part of why it's so madding. It's like someone is literally giving you the finger for no reason at all.
     

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