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Sir Nick 08-13-2014 07:20 PM

914-6 exhaust color
I'm finally getting around to the restoration of my sixer. I've had it since '81! Truth be told, it hasn't run since 2000 :( What I'm requesting is pictures, info. and/or opinions on ceramic coating my original exhaust system. What color were they originally painted?

larrym 08-13-2014 07:55 PM

originality ???
1. back-in-the-day exhaust parts were not "painted" at all

2. they were definitely not ceramic coated

- so if perfect originality is the objective, just sand blast what you have back to it's base metal "color" and go on with life

- it will soon enuf correct itself to a correct rusty-burned patina if you ever deign to drive the car



The cap'n 08-13-2014 08:40 PM

Trust me, the exhaust parts came painted from the factory. A kind of flat silver grey. You can buy it in cans at welding supply houses.

The Cap'n

Cairo94507 08-14-2014 06:36 AM

The Cap'n is correct as usual. They were a flat gray-ish color from the factory. I believe if I were going to run my original heat exchangers I would consider ceramic coating them as close to that original color as possible.

Dave at Pelican Parts 08-14-2014 06:52 AM

I would as well--they are expensive enough that I would want to try to preserve them as well as possible, and ceramic coating is at least a step in the right direction.


Pete000 08-21-2014 09:08 PM

I used VHT high temp exhaust flat grey, looks factory...

porschetub 08-24-2014 02:39 PM


Originally Posted by Pete000 (Post 8225204)
I used VHT high temp exhaust flat grey, looks factory...

Stoddards used to advertise VHT grey in a tin for brushing or spraying ,can't remember if it was formulated by VHT for them but this was the correct colour for the "show" judges.
They may still list it but a haven't checked,don't expect you would get the right match with ceramic goating but you never know.

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