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1. Ceramic Coated Exhaust System
The exhaust system has always been on the back of my mind since completion because it was uncoated bare steel and I've worried about it eventually rusting in the long term. I had considered painting it myself with some high temp paint but it seemed like a cut corner that would've needed to be dealt with again in the future so I had it ceramic coated inside and out by a shop that's done a lot of exhaust systems for members of my Ducati motorcycle club. It's a nice durable finish that lowers radiant heat output and extends the life of the metal. I thought about having it done black but wasn't really appealing this time around so I decided to try out "satin fresh blast", a color that resembles more of a silver finish. I think I'm happy with it.








2. Steering wheel re-texture

During the restoration the steering wheel was repaired of all the cracks and the texture in the center had to be removed in order to do so. It looked nice refinished but it was missing the texture which I kind of missed. A member suggested using bedliner as a replacement style texture. I decided to give it a shot so I sanded the wheel back down, shot the bedliner on, and repainted it. The texture is not as aggressive as the original was but I think it will still serve the purpose.


3. I purchased new decals for the Gannon

I should probably get the $$ decal kit for the loader.

 

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Sweet exhaust coating!! The wheel and decals came out great!!
 
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Thanks guys.

I was a little iffy on the color of the exhaust after installing it but it's growing on me.
 

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You need to make racing stripes on the exhaust!! Then stacks out the side like side pipes!! ;) LOL
 

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Nice Job Austen

I think the color was good choice. I think that silver keeps the heat on the inside and like you said it does not radiate it out. Keep the heat out of the engine bay.
The steering wheel look good to me!! I do think there are different textured type bed liner paints. I have seen Line X. That looks like gravel in the bed. Then other liner from the dealer that was like a painted on rubber. Smooth but some softness to it. What ever works for you . :ThumbUp:
 

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Thanks guys.

The steering wheel look good to me!! I do think there are different textured type bed liner paints. I have seen Line X. That looks like gravel in the bed. Then other liner from the dealer that was like a painted on rubber. Smooth but some softness to it. What ever works for you .
Yeah, I had never used aerosol can bedliner before. I practiced on some sheets of cardboard before I sprayed the wheel. I wasn't happy with the first go-around as I had shot a couple of layers and it never really dried; it left a rubbery finish which I didn't want. It seems like the key is a light layer in order for it to dry hard.
 
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