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post #1 of 402 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Did the black muffler mod!

Thanks for the idea, Phantom. I probably would have done it too, eventually, but you helped expedite the process. What'chall think?
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post #2 of 402 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 08:29 AM
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Need to do that on ours too... real nice!!!

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Looks good!

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Very sharp!

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Good job. A definitely worthwhile mod. After a few months maybe let us know how its holding up, and what kind of paint(s) you used.

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Looks excellent.
I'll even take it a step further and say I bet it would look good on *any* color car (someone in another post thought it would look good on dark colors) for this reason: From the rear view, the shine of the muffler brings the eyes down below the bumper. Almost detracting in a way, isn't it? If the bumper (on any color of Pat) were flat black, at least the eyes wouldn't be pulled down as quickly, to below the bumper line.
Again, great job jackster. I might have to do the same with ours, just to tone down the shine a little bit. (I'll photoshop it first to get an idea if I'm right or not!)
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post #7 of 402 (permalink) Old 09-10-2007, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. I agree with you Randoo, about detracting or whatever.

I used the stuff you paint grills with. It works on my Harley exhaust, so if it works on that, it will definitely work on this. You can pick it up just about anywhere, but I got it at Advance Auto Parts.

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Question

Everyone is using flat black...

Do you all think gloss would be a bit too much??

Or is grill paint not available in gloss to begin with?

If it is I think I might buy both and do the first coat in gloss and see how it looks. If it's bad, dot the 2nd and 3rd in flat.


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Everyone is using flat black...

Do you all think gloss would be a bit too much??

Jim
I can't speak for anyone else, but my logic for using flat black is twofold:

1- I just want to take away the distraction of silver below the bumper without actually hilighting the area with another shine, and
2- I am a lousy painter by my own admission. If there are runs, streaks, etc in a gloss paint, it shows. Those are usually hidden a little better in a flat paint.
I paint like I golf..usually spray it all over.
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Good job. A definitely worthwhile mod. After a few months maybe let us know how its holding up, and what kind of paint(s) you used.
I painted my Caliber muffler 14 months ago and it's still fine.
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They make clear, but it is hard to find. If I had it I would use it. I might order it, but I don't think it would detract like the silver, since mine is black.

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Awesome job to those that have done that mod
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Looks great. I see you did the tail pipe too. The other pics on here looked like the tail pipe was masked and left shiny. I bought the paint on Saturday to do mine, then it rained... typical.. Now it's next weekend's project.

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It is nice to have a garage. Hopefully you will get some sun soon .

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I like the black tail pipe out of the muffler, might have to update mine and make it all "Disappear." looks good!
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