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Needs to be heat resistant so I would suggest Hycote or similar.


That said, mine are already rusty (2012 car) I figure they will never rust through in normal use so, why bother?
 

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Yes
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Both brush-on paint and spray are available.
 

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£4.99 from Screwfix. + P&P.
......but that's for spray.Edited by: Boysie
 

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Just checked the Hytec website.


Their VHT (very hightemperature) and brake drum/caliper paints are now spray only.



Makes the tiny drop of silver I have in shed a rarity (ebay here I come
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Seriously, the specialist brush-on paints are really expensive (around £16).



Thniking outside the box, Rustins make a high temperature barbecue paint in matt black and silver which is £5 for 250ml.
 

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I daub everything with Aldi metal paint. It even does a good job on the exhaust. Smells a bit though
 

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Yep.

MOT advisory 2 years ago on the Suzuki for corrosion of rear exhaust section, seemed solid enough but mega rusty where it loops behind the back wheel, so I gave it a wire brush and good daub of black metal paint, and painted the silencer for good measure. The back half is fairly cool in comparison to the front pipe, it baked into the rust to a hard shell, and the silencer still looks shiny black.

Still got the new exhaust in the loft ready to fit, and no mention at the MOT since


If it stays on the exhaust it should stay on a brake drum.

(Mind you, the heatshield detached from the catalyst last week, the buzzing rattling noise was so loud that pedestrians were turning to look at me
. Soon fixed with a couple of self tappers
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Edited by: mnl
 

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When I was a calf, we used the old Woolworths gloss paint on bike engines , exhausts and anything that got really hot...it had the useful ability to harden like glass without burning at high temps. Cheap too!
 

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SneakyElephant said:
When I was a calf, we used the old Woolworths gloss paint on bike engines , exhausts and anything that got really hot...it had the useful ability to harden like glass without burning at high temps. Cheap too!
Probably the same stuff as the Aldi metal paint I use
 
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