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      08-09-2017, 02:48 PM   #1
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Painting exhaust tips black??

I have a white 2015 x5 m package and wanted to get the exhaust tips painted black. Wondering if anyone that has done that has pictures?? And What shops would anyone recommend to get that done in the Vancouver bc, lower mainland area??
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It's one of the simplest DIY's you can do.

Get some VHT paint, masking tape and some good masking paper (or newspaper) and go to town.

***Rubber gloves and a well ventaliated area while painting should go without saying, but...***

Of course, having the exhaust tips pulled and prepped/painted is probably the way to go if you know how or want to get that deep. But, it can be done with careful masking and application of several light coats until you achieve the look you want.
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Did you do any other prep work besides masking such as using a brake cleaner to remove soot or sand the pipe at all or just start spraying once you had a clean surface?
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Did you do any other prep work besides masking such as using a brake cleaner to remove soot or sand the pipe at all or just start spraying once you had a clean surface?
I didn't do any prep work outside of making sure the tips were clean (just washed the X as normal and made sure the tips were dry inside and out). Since the VHT contains a primer, I skipped any sanding of the surface (mine were in decent condition).
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Many have done a DIY on the exhaust tips myself included using VHT engine enamel spray paint 4 coats ( about 10 minutes wait time for each coat to dry ) and 3 coats of VHT clear coat.

Since I have the MPE exhaust, I was able to remove the tips for painting and I did sand the surface on my tips and wiped it clean with rubbing alcohol.




















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