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post #1 of 11 Old 11-20-2012, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Paint exhaust heat shield

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I was just curious if anyone has painted the silver exhaust heat shield? If so could you post some pics.

I have done this myself before on other bikes that I have owned and the results have been good, I'm still trying to decide what to do on my Orange 2012.

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-20-2012, 09:11 AM
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-20-2012, 11:28 AM
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You could use primer and BBQ paint to make it black. I don't think that plastic gets anywhere near warm even though.
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-20-2012, 04:45 PM
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I bought some primer and some engine enamel in matte black...looks much better.

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post #5 of 11 Old 11-20-2012, 07:57 PM
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I used truck bed liner on my K8. Did two coats, happy with the result. ImageUploadedByMotorcycle1353455853.825880.jpg

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-20-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback!
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-21-2012, 12:00 AM
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I used a high heat exhaust spray paint (ceramic) on the header pipe and heat shield. I did this shortly after buying the bike in April and it is holding up well.

I barely recognize the bike in the pics...too clean!

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-21-2012, 07:22 PM
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I had my bike less than 2 months when I did this.

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post #9 of 11 Old 12-24-2012, 05:27 AM
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Is the paint on the exhaust pipe still holding up?

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post #10 of 11 Old 12-24-2012, 07:30 AM
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I painted mine black with plastic specific paint it held up well but now I did this....

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