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Old 04-26-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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Painted muffler flat black...

I had my exhaust tips powdercoated flat black a while back - and I've been obsessing about how much I dislike the bare-metal muffler. I went on a painting spree today (my wife's Jeep got a freshly painted bumper step and a flat-black muffler and tailpipe), then the Boxster went up on the ramps and got the flat-black muffler treatment.

Autozone carries high-temp porcelain spray in a rattle can - I spent about six bucks on the paint and used about $40 worth of painter's tape to mask off the Boxster.



It's a little hard to make out in the pic - but the muffler is now a much more neutral color and makes one a lot less likely to concentrate on what's behind the diffuser.

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Old 04-27-2009, 03:46 AM   #2
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That looks pretty cool, I hope the paint stays on and doesn't smell too much for the first few hours.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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I did the same thing with my Pedro modified muffler a few weeks ago. I used flat black engine paint and have had zero issues with paint smells. I like the look, I'll post some pictures a little later. You can also see more of mine since I don't have diffusers.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:41 AM   #4
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I've actually been thinking of doing this for the longest time as well!!! I hate that you can see the exhaust.

One suggest, since you have the 03, like myself, you might want to consider putting on the 550 grill.

From Suncoast:


Mines, painted black:


I purchased mine for $100 on Ebay OEM, retails for $224 on Suncoast Porsche:

http://e-partssales.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=P&Product_Code=00004480232&Category_Code=POTEBXTR
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:30 PM   #5
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Red face One more project for the list...

Great idea - will be perfect for my black boxster. Just add it to the to-do list
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:20 PM   #6
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exhaust tip is one thing, but painting the entire muffler black alters the emissivity from about 5% to 90%.

any concern about heat radiating out to the underbody of the car?

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