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blacked exhausts...

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:51 pm
by ifm61
hardly an underground customizing vibe, but here goes... spraying my pipes black, save for my choice of one remaining heat guard and the end tip left chrome, wasn't that big a worry for me. the chrome was developing a patina that i felt detracted rather than added to the look, hence
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this year the pipes are off again receiving their now annual coating, and i thought 'what if i just leave the tip chrome, and because i can't unscrew the darn thing, paint the heat shield too...'
been searching the interwire for images of something similar, but nada, which makes me think either a) crap idea, catch yourself on, or b)i'm an innovator!
anyone tried something similar and gone, wow, yup that works!
incidently, the crash bars are now black and i'm liking that a lot, so...

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:43 am
by 5speed
a couple of quick photoshops..

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:21 am
by CYBORG
I think the all black works on that bike

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:41 am
by ifm61
5speed wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:43 am a couple of quick photoshops..
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this - it's exactly what i needed, but lacked the know how to do... now i've got some serious decidin' to do

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:34 pm
by Jonesz
Just a couple of thoughts:
-I have just had the headers on my 78 powder coated in black. I had previously cleaned them well with a wire wheel on a drill and with emery paper, primed with VHT primer, heated them, painted black VHT then heat cured them as per can instructions. The paint would still flake off and look terrible. The powder coater assured me this would no longer be the case. Stated he has done pipes before, heated them with a torch(as an experiment) after and they maintained their finish. He did a nice job but time will tell once she hits the road.
-If your mufflers are in good shape you might think about selling them to someone wanting stock pipes and buying factory black slip-ons. Doesn't look like you will be going back to the oem look.
-If you decide to paint your present setup I highly recommend that you prepare them very well or you likely are going to have a system that is hard to maintain and keep looking nice. I would recommend having the parts media blasted or if you have the equipment do it yourself.
-Cost may be a factor but if they were mine I likely would have them powder coated. Likely cost in my area about $125 per side. My neighbour just has his "sled" system done and used about the same amount of coating etc.
-I think black pipes will look nice on your bike.
Just my 2 cents worth.

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:15 pm
by Rednaxs60
Check out the CERAKOTE or KBS products for exhaust systems. All black looks good.

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:25 pm
by dontwantapickle
I'm gonna agree with Jonesz.
I would consider replacing the stock stuff with some nicer looking (sportier?) cans.

Your bike looks really nice, very sleek.
the huge stock mufflers kinda look out of place on it.
too big? maybe it's just me.

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:51 pm
by ifm61
Jonesz wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:34 pm Just a couple of thoughts:
-I have just had the headers on my 78 powder coated in black. I had previously cleaned them well with a wire wheel on a drill and with emery paper, primed with VHT primer, heated them, painted black VHT then heat cured them as per can instructions. The paint would still flake off and look terrible. The powder coater assured me this would no longer be the case. Stated he has done pipes before, heated them with a torch(as an experiment) after and they maintained their finish. He did a nice job but time will tell once she hits the road.
-If your mufflers are in good shape you might think about selling them to someone wanting stock pipes and buying factory black slip-ons. Doesn't look like you will be going back to the oem look.
-If you decide to paint your present setup I highly recommend that you prepare them very well or you likely are going to have a system that is hard to maintain and keep looking nice. I would recommend having the parts media blasted or if you have the equipment do it yourself.
-Cost may be a factor but if they were mine I likely would have them powder coated. Likely cost in my area about $125 per side. My neighbour just has his "sled" system done and used about the same amount of coating etc.
-I think black pipes will look nice on your bike.
Just my 2 cents worth.
thanks mate, and i really appreciate the input. like myself, this ol' gal is kinda thrown together... i was lucky enough to have a lot of expensive extras on it when purchased, so i've mainly spent $$ on keeping it on the road (with the occasional cosmetic facelift ie fresh paint on the tank and panels, and a couple dreadful choices in fairing/screen/mesh headlight lens cover) so i'm more than happy with getting the aerosol out. if it scrapes/chips off, which it has in the past and no doubt will again, but glass half full WINTER PROJECT !

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:56 pm
by ifm61
dontwantapickle wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:25 pm I'm gonna agree with Jonesz.
I would consider replacing the stock stuff with some nicer looking (sportier?) cans.

Your bike looks really nice, very sleek.
the huge stock mufflers kinda look out of place on it.
too big? maybe it's just me.
gotta be honest with you, the overall look of that bike has never been one i've loved, but every now again, if i get that magic angle and the sun is being kind, it'll tug my heart strings somethin' fierce

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:29 pm
by 5speed
ifm61 wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:41 am
5speed wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:43 am a couple of quick photoshops..
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this - it's exactly what i needed, but lacked the know how to do... now i've got some serious decidin' to do
you are more than welcome. I messed around with the exact system for my 76 build.
I was thinking doing the heat shield and the chrome tip in black chrome. Kind of the best of both worlds..

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:21 pm
by ifm61
5speed wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:29 pm
ifm61 wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:41 am
5speed wrote: Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:43 am a couple of quick photoshops..
Thank you so much for taking the time to do this - it's exactly what i needed, but lacked the know how to do... now i've got some serious decidin' to do
you are more than welcome. I messed around with the exact system for my 76 build.
I was thinking doing the heat shield and the chrome tip in black chrome. Kind of the best of both worlds..
after some consultation with my technical assistant, well it is her birthday, i've decided to combine the now high-gloss heat resistant on the main exhaust body with a matte black on what is now chrome. should it become one of my more heinous decisions, it'll be down to Home Depot for another aerosol of the gloss... once again mate, really appreciate you turning my lengthy explanation to the missus into an image where she could go 'that one'

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:14 pm
by 5speed
ifm61 wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:21 pm

after some consultation with my technical assistant, well it is her birthday, i've decided to combine the now high-gloss heat resistant on the main exhaust body with a matte black on what is now chrome. should it become one of my more heinous decisions, it'll be down to Home Depot for another aerosol of the gloss... once again mate, really appreciate you turning my lengthy explanation to the missus into an image where she could go 'that one'
my work here is done. :mrgreen:

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:37 pm
by ifm61
5speed wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:14 pm
ifm61 wrote: Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:21 pm

after some consultation with my technical assistant, well it is her birthday, i've decided to combine the now high-gloss heat resistant on the main exhaust body with a matte black on what is now chrome. should it become one of my more heinous decisions, it'll be down to Home Depot for another aerosol of the gloss... once again mate, really appreciate you turning my lengthy explanation to the missus into an image where she could go 'that one'
my work here is done. :mrgreen:
feast yer eyes!!
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cheers lads!

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:34 pm
by Rednaxs60
Damn, that's a fine looking bike.

Re: blacked exhausts...

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:32 am
by ifm61
Rednaxs60 wrote: Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:34 pm Damn, that's a fine looking bike.
cheers mate!