Yes, it will. Just not real well against abrasions (scrapes/scuffs/road ****). And, if it does, get nicked, just hit it with a spot from the can. No where near as hard a ceramic. Flat black is OK but, shiny looks more like the ceramic.Chris Garrett said:It isn't so much the ceramic that I'm interested in. I just want to find an alternative to re-chroming. Do you think high-temp paint would hold up?
Henryinva said:Heres what I did. I sandblasted my pipes, sanded them with some emery. cleaned them and shot 4 coats of 1500 degree high temp flat black paint with ceramic in it. Picked it up at Advance Auto parts for about 8 bucks a can. Mine not a stock 450 exhaust, but it gives you a good idea what it looks like when your done painting it.
My two cents, for what its worth!
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Henryinva said:Yeah, I like this board 100 percent. I was just kiddin bout the shhhh thing. Was going to have a Honda-Davidson decal made up but I was afraid I'd get shot at work by the Harley riders!
Yeah, the pic makes them look pretty low. When I tacked the pegs on, I leaned the bike over till the pegs touched the ground. They way I ride, I lean that sucker over that far, its going on its side regardless! I tried at first putting them where your talking about but for this long legged drink of water, it was uncomfortable at that height and felt pretty funky. So, I ellected to put them where they are currently at.66Sprint said:Nice controls Henry.... EXCEPT, I believe they extend too far down (below the frame). I could be wrong, but I'd almost bet they will "ground" at a nominal lean angle....(I could be wrong, might just be the picture angle)
I had a similar problem, and managed to "tuck" them between the frame and the pipes ( in the inverted "V" channel the headers create) and can lean the bike almost 60 degrees before anything touches ground... I'm sure you took this into account, this post is intended to simply be a reminder to others to consider clearances when fabricating.... Steve