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      01-30-2020, 06:17 PM   #507
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I can’t fathom rattle canning a new car, but I’m pretty OCD, but still ... you’re going to rattle can a new car? .... and not even remove the exhaust to do it.

I can’t.
I am over the top OCD, I took off the diffuser, and tips, cleaned and prepped everything. The rattle can worked great.
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Went for it earlier this week. Relatively easy and very pleased with the results. Thanks to everyone here who has led the charge and encouraged the rest of us to do it.

Video if you have 8 minutes to kill:

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How much is to get Cerakote applied for those who have done it.

The closest location to me in GTA is asking CAD $300.
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How much is to get Cerakote applied for those who have done it.

The closest location to me in GTA is asking CAD $300.
I *really* wanted to cerakote, but dropping the bizzaroland exhaust that BMW came up with seems pretty much too hard for the payoff.
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Sounds like everyone has your painted exhaust holding up great.....

Anyone here track your M2C with painted exhaust? Does the spray paint still able to hold up with the even higher heat? Thanks
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Sounds like everyone has your painted exhaust holding up great.....

Anyone here track your M2C with painted exhaust? Does the spray paint still able to hold up with the even higher heat? Thanks
I painted my M2Cís muffler in September with VHT and did three track days before winter. VHT held up pretty good and looked perfect after the track days. The problem started when it started to snow. I daily my car and the salt covered roads took a toll on the painted muffler. The paint looked like itís oxidising/rusting and you can imagine that it looks even worse than stock now. I had some free time today so I sanded the muffler. Once the weather gets better I will take the muffler off and sand, prime and repaint it. This time Iíll use rustoleum hight heat paint. Apparently it holds up much better.
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Sounds like everyone has your painted exhaust holding up great.....

Anyone here track your M2C with painted exhaust? Does the spray paint still able to hold up with the even higher heat? Thanks
Two HPDE weekends post paint job and still looking good.
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I painted my M2Cís muffler in September with VHT and did three track days before winter. VHT held up pretty good and looked perfect after the track days. The problem started when it started to snow. I daily my car and the salt covered roads took a toll on the painted muffler. The paint looked like itís oxidising/rusting and you can imagine that it looks even worse than stock now. I had some free time today so I sanded the muffler. Once the weather gets better I will take the muffler off and sand, prime and repaint it. This time Iíll use rustoleum hight heat paint. Apparently it holds up much better.
Thanks!! Itís good to know that ďsnow/saltĒ is actually what might cause issues with paints.... I daily mine as well
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This time Iíll use rustoleum hight heat paint. Apparently it holds up much better.
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https://www.rustoleum.com/product-ca...c=Flat%20Black

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Video if you have 8 minutes to kill:
One bit of advice for you guys that have half a brain. If you can SMELL paint, then you will be able to see/feel overspray on your car.

EASY SOLUTION: wax the entire car before you start the process in the video, and I mean the ENTIRE car, windows included, and leave the wax on. After you are done spraying and can NOT smell any paint at all, then remove the wax.

You're welcome.
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Thanks-- ordered instead of the VHT.

I don't want to do this more than once.
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Thanks-- ordered instead of the VHT.

I don't want to do this more than once.
Same here. Donít wanna do this more than once. Even once a year is too much. I likely will have to give up on this painting idea
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Thanks-- ordered instead of the VHT.

I don't want to do this more than once.
Cool. Post some pics when ur done painting the muffler and update the forum after a few months.
I didnít want to paint it again either. I actually took it off and primed it and painted and let it cure as per the instructions. I wasted a whole day on this, LOL. Hopefully Rust-oleum would do better.
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Same here. Donít wanna do this more than once. Even once a year is too much. I likely will have to give up on this painting idea
Well you can always get it powder coated. Itís more expensive but itís much more reliable.
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Any updates on how this is holding up in a daily environment?

Just got my cans of Rust-Oleum high-temp primer and paint in the mail today.

Honestly-- if the exhaust was cut somewhere reasonable (like pretty much any other exhaust in the world!) I'd high-temp cerakote it. But with the 2 linear miles of tubing attached, that would be a big job.

So-- for those who've painted-- holding up fine? Or needing a retouch?

TIA--

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      03-25-2020, 01:24 AM   #523
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Mines good after 9 months and a few thousand miles.

Pretty much all modern cars factory exhausts are single piece these days. Why would they add an extra assembly stage and costly joint (ie failure point) if they don't need to?
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