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Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285047 12/04/19 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Just replacing the exhaust from the cat back with stock parts. Nothing stainless steel. Will putting on a coat of wax, at least on the rear muffler and pipe keep it looking shiny and new for a few months until I sell it? Or will it just burn off on the first drive?


What car is this for?

Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285054 12/04/19 02:53 PM
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Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: Fawteen] #5285061 12/04/19 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Fawteen
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wax is known for melting ???


And on a 115 degree day in Phoenix with a black car parked in the sun and the roof is maybe 160 degrees?


Carnauba wax has a melting point of around 185 degrees. So your argument about 160 degrees isn't relevant, but the potential for melting on a 300-500 degree exhaust system does have relevance.


10 feet back from the engine it's nowhere near 300 degrees or it would have heat shields which these models doesn't.

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Sprayed everything with Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish as an experiment. Will see how it looks in a few weeks.

Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285069 12/04/19 03:08 PM
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Sure.....put some grease on it....it will bake itself nicely.... LoL

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Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285072 12/04/19 03:10 PM
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Use some cooking oil and keep rubbing it on... maybe it will "season" itself like a cast iron pan LOL

Go stainless, or don't drive it before you sell it.


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Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285123 12/04/19 03:54 PM
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I would remove the whole thing and get it chromed. 😂😂


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Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285132 12/04/19 04:01 PM
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This stuff below claims to resist heat from 1300F - 2000F (intermittent). It comes in colors and clear:

https://www.vhtpaint.com/high-heat/vht-flameproof-coating

Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285183 12/04/19 05:09 PM
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Look at the demographics of 90% of Impala buyers; they wont care.


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Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285184 12/04/19 05:11 PM
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I prefer to sell to the other 10% that do.

Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285240 12/04/19 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Just replacing the exhaust from the cat back with stock parts. Nothing stainless steel. Will putting on a coat of wax, at least on the rear muffler and pipe keep it looking shiny and new for a few months until I sell it? Or will it just burn off on the first drive?


Yeah- but don't forget to wax or lube those high speed muffler bearings, too

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I saw "aluminized paint" from an industrial rattle can applied to a short vertical muffler on a tractor.

Had to have lasted 10 rust free years. "A metal powder and some kind of flux", somebody said.

It'd be a good coating to have for repairs.

Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: willbur] #5285388 12/04/19 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by willbur
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Just replacing the exhaust from the cat back with stock parts. Nothing stainless steel. Will putting on a coat of wax, at least on the rear muffler and pipe keep it looking shiny and new for a few months until I sell it? Or will it just burn off on the first drive?


Yeah- but don't forget to wax or lube those high speed muffler bearings, too

You could always wallpaper the interior.


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Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285435 12/04/19 10:26 PM
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If the tip is polished, you can wax it and it will help keep it looking new.

The whole system? No.

Your best bet is to make sure your drives are long enough to burn off any condensation in the exhaust.


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Originally Posted by atikovi
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Originally Posted by brages
wax is known for melting ???


And on a 115 degree day in Phoenix with a black car parked in the sun and the roof is maybe 160 degrees?


Carnauba wax has a melting point of around 185 degrees. So your argument about 160 degrees isn't relevant, but the potential for melting on a 300-500 degree exhaust system does have relevance.


10 feet back from the engine it's nowhere near 300 degrees or it would have heat shields which these models doesn't.

[Linked Image from fototime.com]

Sprayed everything with Meguiar's Ultimate Fast Finish as an experiment. Will see how it looks in a few weeks.


Would've been better off just hitting it with high-temp clear coat.


Re: Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new? [Re: atikovi] #5285440 12/04/19 10:33 PM
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I prefer to sell to the other 10% that do.


Funny, you'd think a car flipper would prefer to sell to the first person with money in hand. oilburner



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