Hammerite V Exhaust System.

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  1. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    I bought a very nice big bore silencer system off Stuball ages ago. It has been all over the place in my workshop, no dents, but quite a few scratches. I am going to fit it soonish so was going to paint it to inhibit rust with Black Hammerite. Thoughts? will I gas myself as it heats up? or set on fire? Paul.
     
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    not hear of Hammerite being use on the exhaust before but have heard of it being used on the block
     
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    a bit of VHT paint should do the trick. It lasts for a long time on manifolds so should be very long lasting on exhaust boxes
     
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    As Not_Anumber sais, used VHT on all things my woodburner in my living room, 2 X 500ml cans of satin black on bare steel, no lift, no cracking, no bubbling, just a good finish, doesn't smell when curing, finish is very durable, did do a back box 10 years ago, still in excellent condition.
     
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    tbh most exhausts rust from inside out paul
     
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    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    black Barbeque paint !
     
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    Good call
     
  8. Finn

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    All good advice chaps. Just trial fitting the system, so as I have a big can of Black Hammerite I think I will go with that. Its mainly for the appearance, because as Trev says its inside to outside. Paul.
     
  9. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Electrical ??? what like .. bzztt Feck !!! Staff Member Moderator

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    don't go too close the heads.. Hammerite stinks awful as it burns !!
     
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    Will do, as it says in the Karma Sutra, leave the last 6 inches alone. Paul.
     
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    Hammerite, VHT it doesn't matter whoever has seen a nicely painted exhaust! they don't exist. Save up and buy a stainless system they have a life longer than the car and can be polished.

    Bert
     
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    Im still trying to find a decent stainless manifold but unable to so far.
     
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    It is not to look nice, I don't do nice, its just to cover the scratches up. Polish an exhaust, really? A666 has had a stainless system for the last 10 years, its as it was fitted. Paul.
     
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    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Have a word with Trev, if anyone can, he can. Paul.
     
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    I was offered a custom stainless manifold for my 2.0S and they wanted £1,500 :D I declined, as they also wanted about a grand for a custom stainless system. I knew they were chancers/didnt actually want to do the job on it.
     
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    I've been collecting all the bits to build a twin stainless system in 304 grade for my 2.8 and including the manifolds I bet I spend 600 quid on parts before I even start to make it..... That's buying as cheaply as I can. 1500 quid may be steep but from head to tailpipe and purge tigged, I'd say that ain't far off to be honest.
    Or it could have been a chucked together low grade system that will corrode over time and fall apart at the welds.......
    Jon
     
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    Hang on reread..... 2500 for a full pinto system. I want gold plated pipes for that...
     
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    I can vouch for stainless steel corroding, l had a system on another car, that always sounded like it was blowing, it was none of the joints, then on closer inspection it had peppered in several areas, but to be fair it was 29 years old!!!
     
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    29 years old? Bliss!!!!!
     
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    And my son went to a technical college where the lecturer allowed me to use there tig equipment to repair it, so hopefully it will do another 29 years, l also skid plated it as the car it is on is too low.
     
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    i think im going with the bbq black on mine
     
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    Go for a mild steel manifold, stainless tends to crack but there you can use VHT or better still wrap it, lower down the exhaust where condensing acids collect, Sulphuric, Nitric, carbonic and various organic acids on the inside, salt, road crud and grit on the outside, is it any wonder that they constantly rust.

    Bert
     

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