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I went ahead and did a very cursery blackout of the mufflers, hangars, and heatshields.
I like the shiny inside of the tips so I didn't do those.

'Low Gloss Black' duplicolour is all I had at hand and it turned out nicely.
Took a few b4 and after pics to show the effect.

Fred: Marg was driving the 'bean' the other day in front of her Pontiac 'bonfire' (me driving) and I noticed the exposed exhaust parts that you mentioned, so I got out some paint that I had and carefully sprayed here and there and VOILA! : no more ugly exhausts. Just beautiful dual trumpets to show our lusting admirers as we 'dust' them.:cool:

On a side note, we've been busy lately selling the 'Bonfire' making space for her new Ford Fiesta Hatchback SES. A really good effort by Ford which we like. Certainly good enough for her Red Cross job, leaving the other 2, bigger cars, for longer trips or more utilitarian jobs.

B4- Zoomed from 14'



After- Zoomed from 14'



B4- up close (5')



and finally After- up close (5')
 

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Colin,

The black out looks really good. Pedro will be proud of you. However, it wasn't me who first brought up the exhaust discussion. I believe it was ArmyDad. In fact, I try not to get that personal with the Bean. I'm not even sure if it is a girl or boy. ;)

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LMAO Fred is right... that looks awesome and I love the contrast created by not painting the tips black as well! Definitely gonna have to do that too for the sake of continuing my "blackout" theme lol... Is that a spray paint or did you hand paint it?
 

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well' how long will that stay with the black paint just hopping the paint can hold with the hight temperature.
 

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well' how long will that stay with the black paint just hopping the paint can hold with the hight temperature.
Dupli-Color is pretty good paint from my experience.

I know the mufflers get hot but this paint will withstand 500F, so time will tell.

A simple respray would take about 5 minutes.:)




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Colin,

The black out looks really good. Pedro will be proud of you. However, it wasn't me who first brought up the exhaust discussion. I believe it was ArmyDad. In fact, I try not to get that personal with the Bean. I'm not even sure if it is a girl or boy. ;)

-fred
Thanks, Fred, and no worries: she's as beautiful in private as she is in person, and now she has even more gorgeous tips.:D:D

I'm sure (at least) AD and Pedro will like their 'Beans' primped as such .:)

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LMAO Fred is right... that looks awesome and I love the contrast created by not painting the tips black as well! Definitely gonna have to do that too for the sake of continuing my "blackout" theme lol... Is that a spray paint or did you hand paint it?
Does look good doesn't it, but now that round black plastic cover shows too much.:rolleyes:
Tips do look nice as is. Honda makes tips that really appeal to me but especially our Bean's.:)
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Dupli-Color is pretty good paint from my experience.

I know the mufflers get hot but this paint will withstand 500F, so time will tell.

A simple respray would take about 5 minutes.:)




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thanks for showing me the pic.
 

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Features & Benefits
Rust-Oleum® high heat is a tough protective enamel that renews and protects surfaces subject to heat up to 2000° F (1093°C). This rust-preventive formula is ideal for automotive parts and more. Resists heat up to 2000°F. Gas and oil resistant. Stops Rust® formula. Any-angle spray with comfort tip.
 

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Features & Benefits
Rust-Oleum® high heat is a tough protective enamel that renews and protects surfaces subject to heat up to 2000° F (1093°C). This rust-preventive formula is ideal for automotive parts and more. Resists heat up to 2000°F. Gas and oil resistant. Stops Rust® formula. Any-angle spray with comfort tip.
That certainly has a higher heat resistance.

Should the duplicolour not stand up, I'll consider something like that.
Thanks for posting.

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Dupli-Color is pretty good paint from my experience.

I know the mufflers get hot but this paint will withstand 500F, so time will tell.

A simple respray would take about 5 minutes.:)




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did you drop the mufflers lower to paint or you leave it as is and paint that way??? must be harder to paint with the mufflers stay up and the top part of the mufflers never get paint.
 

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Nice job Colin. Honda should be paying you for design improvements. And I feel vindicted cuz' it looks so good.
 

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just want to share some pictures with CCT:
Nice job as well! Did you manage to spray all the way around? Did you jack it up to get under there?
 

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Nice job as well! Did you manage to spray all the way around? Did you jack it up to get under there?

did not spray all the way around can not do the top part its ok for me.
did not jack the car up at all its hight enough for me to get under
 

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did you drop the mufflers lower to paint or you leave it as is and paint that way??? must be harder to paint with the mufflers stay up and the top part of the mufflers never get paint.
Naah, as I said, only a cursery job:)..... just to see. Don't think I'd bother with the top of the muffs anyway since they won't ever show.
'Keep it simple' if you can is my motto -- That's why I used the 500degree paint for now (it's what I had). I doubt the muffs get much more than 400degrees anyway but we'll see.

I liked the blacked out mufflers so much, tho, that yesterday I spent another 5 minutes (only) spraying the spare tire cover and a few visible suspension parts.
Today the sun will be out and I'll be able to get a decent comparison shot for you guys to see.
I like it even more now and think you will too..:)

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Latest comparison of the blacked out exhausts and surrounding area including some shiny suspension bits and the spare tire cover.
Taken as b4: in the same setting, time of day, and when sunny.

Latest blackout:


Previous best b4 'Latest blackout'.


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