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Old 07-16-2005, 04:44 PM   #1
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White sidepipes... what coating?




Seems like darn near every Corvette being raced in the late 60's early 70's had white sidepipes.

Why was this... and how were they coated?
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Old 07-16-2005, 08:13 PM   #2
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chrome or ceramic. i have the ceramics on mine, love the satin aluminum look. easy to clean with Mother's metal polish and they don't blue like chrome.
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Flashback the the sixties. White header and sidepipes compliments of ta-daa......................high temp white paint in rattle cans. Easy to keep looking good and cheap. I painted mine every 3-4 months to keep them looking good. Couldn't afford chrome
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Somebody, somewhere wrote that white paint would reflect the heat back into the exhaust tube keeping the heat in the pipe and the under hood area cooler.
I do not know if any subjective testing was ever done to prove or disprove this theory.
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Must be this reason. All Race-Cobras (originals) do have dull white pipes. As well as all European Race Cars from this era.

VHT and Eastwood sell this paints for pipes.
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You bought the pipes and wanted to show them off... Anything the real racers did, we'd copy for the street.

White was the color of choice (and hi-temp paint color choice was limited).

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:29 PM   #7
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You bought the pipes and wanted to show them off... Anything the real racers did, we'd copy for the street.

White was the color of choice (and hi-temp paint color choice was limited).

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Except if you were Rodger Panske and then you got a can of yellow high temp spray paint.
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chrome or ceramic. i have the ceramics on mine, love the satin aluminum look. easy to clean with Mother's metal polish and they don't blue like chrome.
Thats not quite what he was asking..
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