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Old 09-16-2014, 10:21 AM   #1
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Question Ceramic or Powdercoat Axle Backs?

Okay so I am having a hard time finding the answer to this question:

How hot do the mufflers get? Not the headers, or anything near the engine, just simply the axle back mufflers.

I talked to a friend of a friend who's a powdercoater and he said he could either do ceramic or powdercoat on the axle backs and both would be fine with the heat. However, I am seeing mixed answers when I research which one to do. Obviously ceramic will be overkill, so no doubt there, it will just cost about $100 more. Although, if powdercoating is good enough I see no reason to spend the extra cash.

Normally I don't question the expert, but I am seeing mixed answers to this question so if anyone with experience has some insight or an article they can point me to please respond!
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I think the tips get somewhere around 250°F
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I think the tips get somewhere around 250°F
Thanks, do you have a source for this info.?

What about the muffler itself though?

The reason I'm asking is because he said he would rather coat (either powder or ceramic) the whole muffler and not just the tips to reduce the possibility of cracking around the edges. He's not charging me more than what the tips would cost anyway so it doesn't matter to me. I'm really more concerned with the heat of the muffler and not so much the tips.
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I saw the info here on an exhaust thread a few months ago. Actual muffler, I'm not sure. I'd guess maybe 400°F
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Average Temps I found were ~200-300 degrees. It depends on how long the cars been running, weather etc as well.

If the powder coat can handle 400+ you should be fine.

Just don't try to plastidip it like a friend of mine did haha

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Average Temps I found were ~200-300 degrees. It depends on how long the cars been running, weather etc as well.

If the powder coat can handle 400+ you should be fine.

Just don't try to plastidip it like a friend of mine did haha

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Yeah I just got off the phone with him he's very confident it will hold up without an issue. He's done it on his cars before so I see no reason not to.

Thanks for the feedback guys.
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I plastidipped my tips and they've been holding up perfectly for the last 3 weeks. Will see what the results are as time goes by.


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I've powder coated 3 sets and they've held up fine. However, if you have a super charger and long tubes and you track your car, youll have a melted exhaust. Otherwise your fine.

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