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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-10-2018, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Powder coating heat shields?

Have satin black heat shields, I want to powder coat them gloss black. I did some research and they do sell high temp gloss black. I contacted a local powder coater and he said that he doesn't deal with the high temp stuff and that standard powder coat should hold up but no guarantees. I checked on another forum and many said no problem, but I only trust people on this forum. The cost isn't that much, but it would suck if they just peel right away. Anyone have it done with standard powder coat?
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A few years ago I got the heat shields on my 2012 RGC powder coated and it was explained to me that standard powder coat will not suffice and that is why they prefer ceramic powder. Needless to say that is not the first time I heard this, so who am I to question someone who does it for a living. Anyways, I have a set of stock heat shields in a ceramic matte/flat black finish if you want to play let's make a deal.

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A few years ago I got the heat shields on my 2012 RGC powder coated and it was explained to me that standard powder coat will not suffice and that is why they prefer ceramic powder. Needless to say that is not the first time I heard this, so who am I to question someone who does it for a living. Anyways, I have a set of stock heat shields in a ceramic matte/flat black finish if you want to play let's make a deal.
My stock ones are flat/satin black, but I want to go gloss. Also, the system is a radius exhaust. It is really not that expensive, I will probably have them done and hope. If the shit peels I will look into a standard high temp paint job.
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There is a member on here that goes by Jetman, if I remember his user name correctly, that does powder coating for members on our forum. Maybe try reaching out to him for some info and to see if he can help you out with your shields.

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Might be overly simplified but I was told by one PC company standard PC is fine as they bake at 450 degrees so your exhaust would have to get 450+ to be an issue.
That being said, my PC guy would not do it and talked me into Ceramic coating. The ceramic is matte black no gloss option.
I know, not much help here...


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I had black gloss powder coated heat shields on my 09 Street Glide and had spots that went almost flat black from the heat. The dealer told me when I bought the bike that the previous owner insisted on gloss
black powder coat and the blemishes would happen. I would go find a place that has the high temp stuff.
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Thanks for the replies, i'll keep looking not in any rush where I live.
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Regular powder won't hold up, and I was unable to find any true gloss in high temp or ceramic. The gloss will fade to flat at the hottest parts of the exhaust. It is also very easy to scratch or mark when it is hot. Sure looks nice when it's new though.


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Maybe I'll just leave them satin black, If I feel like I need them gloss I will contact some automotive painters and see what they recommend. Thanks for the replies, by the way the gloss pipes look fantastic, sounds like they don't stay that way though.
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Regular powder won't hold up, and I was unable to find any true gloss in high temp or ceramic. The gloss will fade to flat at the hottest parts of the exhaust. It is also very easy to scratch or mark when it is hot. Sure looks nice when it's new though.
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