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    Hi all,

    I removed my VXR tailpipes when I got the car as I dont like the trapezoid design.

    However, recently I've not bothered cleaning the new 'oval' tailpipes and let them get really dirty and black... and I think it looks really good.

    So... I then thought of painting or 'treating' the original VXR trapezoid chrome ones (as, IMO, they would look better toned down) but wasnt sure of the best method of getting them black...

    Would a matt finish or gloss finish look better etc... heat resistant paint or treat the chrome finish with something ?

    Any ideas ?

    Steve

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    Matt, definately - it'll look more like it came out of the factory that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoons View Post
    Hi all,

    I removed my VXR tailpipes when I got the car as I dont like the trapezoid design.

    However, recently I've not bothered cleaning the new 'oval' tailpipes and let them get really dirty and black... and I think it looks really good.

    So... I then thought of painting or 'treating' the original VXR trapezoid chrome ones (as, IMO, they would look better toned down) but wasnt sure of the best method of getting them black...

    Would a matt finish or gloss finish look better etc... heat resistant paint or treat the chrome finish with something ?

    Any ideas ?

    Steve


    nah,,,sell them to meeeeeeeee




    but i think matt black,,,,

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    The trouble would be keeping the paint on & stopping it chipping & then looking a mess.
    You would have to key the surface for the paint to get a good grip & use some heat resistant stuff, Although standard Cellulose should easily with stand the heat at the Tailpipe..

    For a One stop Job done, i would perhaps cosider having the anodised or even aas you say, Satin chrome plated Etc.

    cheers

    Dean

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    id say matt as well

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    underseal them..

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    powdercoated matt black would be my vote..

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    for a proffesional look I would powder coat

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    How about black chrome Steve ? I may know a man who can .
    Failing that, just hand them over to me !


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    powdercoated matt black would be my vote..
    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    for a proffesional look I would powder coat
    What they said.

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