high temp paint

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by man of stihl, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. man of stihl

    man of stihl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    hey guys im gonna paint all the mufflers on my walkbehinds. they dont look awful just a little surface rust. i went to advance auto parts and they have 1200 degree paint. you have to cure it in your oven on 450 for 2 hours. i was just planning on hitting them with the wire wheel then painting them on.

    does this paint work? i dont wait to just flake off when the mufflers get hot. all this equipment is air cooled so i know they run hotter.

    any other brands?
  2. RAW

    RAW LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 36

    Wood stove spray paint from TSC.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

  4. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220

    yea I have used it before... had no problems....

    I didn't follow any instructions.... Just painted some headers too.....

    you know how it is.... Just knock off some of the flaking rust, and paint the damn thing..
  5. timmac

    timmac LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    painted my mufflers last winter and first time i mowed it all flaked off. spent alot of time painting them too. it was the high temp paint at o'reilly's. don't waste your money on that stuff.
  6. S.A.L.

    S.A.L. LawnSite Member
    from NOLA
    Messages: 226

    What if you run the machine with the wet paint on it?
    Will the heat cure it if you're careful and pay attention?
    Maybe heat cycle it a few times to bake it on.
    Just a thought.
    Maybe a heat gun would do the trick after you apply the paint.
    My wife would kill me if she found mower mufflers in the oven.
  7. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 2,994

    I painted my muffler about a year ago with high temp paint (the kind you can get anywhere). The muffler still looks good. Now that I think about, i think the paint had some sort of ceramic something in it.
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Which paint are you talking about?

    I'm pretty sure that if you were to run almost any paint up to 900 or 1000 degrees while it's still wet the paint would boil off.
  9. man of stihl

    man of stihl LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    i dont know. its in like a gold shiny can with flames on it. they have 500 degree paint that you dont have to cure. and the 1200 degree paint with ceramic you have to cure. ya my mom isnt to happy about the mufflers in her oven for a day:nono:. i will talk her into it i always do.

    any other experiences?
  10. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,220


    I'm glad to know that other people do things like this......

    My Wife nearly blew a gaskett when she seen me heating PVC on the stove top,,,,

    this is the only way I had to bend it........

    thanks guys

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