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Any recommendations on a shop to ceramic (black) coat an exhaust in northern New jersey? Considering getting the borla atak and like the black tips vs SS. Thanks!
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Any recommendations on a shop to ceramic (black) coat an exhaust in northern New jersey? Considering getting the borla atak and like the black tips vs SS. Thanks!

Maryland speed has sells them already powder coated. Look pretty sick.... I'm actually thinking of getting the Atak as well....
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Oh wow.... thanks for the link. That sux. Wanted to do the black....
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I painted my tips myself. Used a rattle can product called Alumahyde. Itís made for finishing guns, so Iím pretty sure it should hold up for he tips.
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If you decide to do it yourself make sure you sand the tips well with 80-100 sandpaper on a power sander and by hand or better still sandblast them so the coating will stick well.
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If you do go the Alumahyde route, Iíve got some tips.

-Prep the metal surface with some scotchbrite. You want to get rid of the smooth surface to give the finish something to hold on to.
-clean the surface well and wear gloves. You can use brake/carb cleaner, surface prep spray, alcohol, etc. the glove are to prevent your body oils from getting on the surface.
-shake can very well
-heat up the surface to be painted. I used a propain torch, but a heat gun will do. Instructions say about 90 degrees is best, but I went a little hotter. I figured it would burn off any contaminant on the surface.
-do a very light coat while the metal is still hot. Give it about an minute or to to set re-heat lightly and do another coat. Repeat as necessary till you get desired look.
*multiple light coats are better than one thick coat... no drips and gives a good flat look.
**Alumahyde Is a spray on epoxy, so let it sit for 5-7 days before handling. If you want more coats, you have to wait till it full cures before reapplying.

Iíve had my tips painted for about three weeks with about 1500 miles and no chipping yet. Still looks great!
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Be thorough, sand or scotchbright until the shine is gone especially inside the tips and areas you can see when installed.

Shiny is not sticky

You can use a $20.00 undercoating gun as a small sandblaster around the insides and visible areas if you have access to compressed air.
It will suck the sand up out of a paper cup and blast all the shine off quickly and effectively.

This one is 14.00 on Amazon


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Iíve had my tips painted for about three weeks with about 1500 miles and no chipping yet. Still looks great!
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MarylandSpeed sells coated Borla exhaust. People who ordered that have been waiting for the last 3 to 4 months to get their ordered item and they have not yet received their ordered item. "It should ship next week and sorry for the delay" is the MarylandSpeed response to why is it taking so long.
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