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spray painted my exhauast/ muffler last night.!! smoking!!! PICS. help

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by DillonsLawnCare, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,100

    hey guys, i spray painted my exhaust last night with some glossy paint that can withstand 500 degrees!! so i paint it, put it on this morning and when i turn the mower on, ths thing starts to smoke. i know its burning off all the paint, but will it always smoke like this until all the paint is gone? the paint is supposed to withstand that heat. i dont know. im confused. the smoke smells bad too.

    heres some pics. it looks a whole lot better!!!
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  2. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    It might only smoke for the first few heat cycles until the paint sets. I'm not sure what temp the exhaust gets to but I think less than 500.
     
  3. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i hope so.

    thankss
     
  4. ExclusiveLawnCare

    ExclusiveLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 304

    Looks good, but lets hope it lasts, becuase I've used some 500 plus paint and some 1500 type paint and they dont always work.
     
  5. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    what does it do, does it like melt off like wax and drip everywhere??
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    I think exhaust temps go up to 2 and 3 thousand degrees :laugh:
    Don't feel bad, it'll be alright, she'll just smoke for a bit.
    Might fire up at some point, but just stay away from dry brush.
     
  7. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Really?? You can put your hand by the outlet and the gasses aren't too hot. Steel melts at 2500F.
     
  8. KTO Enterprises

    KTO Enterprises LawnSite Bronze Member
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    An automotive catalytic converter will easily get to 1,800 degrees. The best paint i have cound for an exhaust is grill paint.
     
  9. fox9988

    fox9988 LawnSite Member
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    My Cummins Diesel exhaust gas temp. reaches 1300F[egt-guage].I would guess a gas engine would run cooler.....Wood stove paint may be rated higher than 500F.
     
  10. DillonsLawnCare

    DillonsLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well, isnt it kinda too late to paint it again...
     

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