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Should I paint my aluminum sarachus black?

  • Yes. It would look sweet!

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I'm thinking about painting my sarachus flat black with high temp paint.  It seems like the aluminum gets dirty/spots easily.  What do you guys think?  Any pics?  Thanks.

 

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the headers get much hotter than the silencers would. stock cans heat up more than aftermarket free flows like the Sarachus. Painting would be fine... but why on EARTH would you want to?
 

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Knightslugger said:
the headers get much hotter than the silencers would. stock cans heat up more than aftermarket free flows like the Sarachus. Painting would be fine... but why on EARTH would you want to?
Aluminum seems a little out of place to me. Seems like it would flow much better if they were black to match the frame and what not.
 

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It won't look good. It'll flake. You'll hate it. Don't do it.

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hollywood said:
Word! Buy new carbon fiber pipes. They look soooo good...see?

Those are mine.
Nice. I like the rim tape. Did you get those at www.tapeworks.com? I did that on my blue zx6r and looks good and reflects light too if you get the refective ones. Thinking about doing it on the 500r.
 

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Get you some chrome levers , chrome or billet bar ends , and maybe polish the rim lips . BUT you would have to be insane to try to paint them black regardless if it'll work or not.
 

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hollywood said:
Word! Buy new carbon fiber pipes. They look soooo good...see?

Those are mine.
expensive.

I heart black exhaust. I will be getting the Sarachus, and the thought actually crossed my mine to paint them too... still dealing with that thought because i love the understated/blacked-out look. That being said, i dont mind the way they look now, and would HATE for them to turn out looking cheesey
 

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hollywood said:
Word! Buy new carbon fiber pipes. They look soooo good...see?

Those are mine.
pfft, show off.
 
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