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Painting oem Mufflers?

I have a V6 base 2014 and noticed the back of the mufflers is a bit too visible and clashes with the back of the car and looks like crap. I'm only concerned about the flat rear portion of the muffler. Will hi-temp black paint hold up or will it flake right away and look like crap. I wont do it if it looks like crap. Any suggestions? Plasti-dip would be the best but I don't think it does well with heat.

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Vht header paint I did my entire exhaust....no complaints here

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I used ordinary (not high temp) flat black on the backs of my Borlas when I installed them. That's only three weeks, but it's holding up so far.

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I remember someone in the V6 (?) section doing this with high temp and saying paint on one side came off. I don't think he reposted but I can't imagine high temp not working.

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I have painter every muffler on every car I have had in the last 49 years with regular flat paint and none of them ever flaked off. Go for it.

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Thanks guys, will be done this weekend. I thought they looked bad from the rear then when I followed a car just like mine I realized how awful it looked.
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That was one reason I bought the Force II mufflers when I changed my exhaust. I'm surprised how many ugly mufflers are poking out under all sorts of cars these days.

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plasti dip works just fine. Ive had in on mine for a year now and the only part that has come off is were my muffler tip scraped the ground.

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Plastidipped mine nearly a year ago. Looks like the day I did them.

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Didn't like the look of the flat so I did mine in satin: Shop Rust-Oleum 12-oz Hi Heat Black Spray Paint at Lowes.com
Had my mufflers off the car, scrubbed them with scotchbrite and simple green, dried taped the tips the sprayed. Came out great.
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