Here’s a quick and easy mod for anyone.  I have been wanting to get one of those RBP black exhaust tips since I got the truck.  I have debated this endlessly.  Is an exhaust tip really worth almost $200?  I simply can’t justify that for something that doesn’t do anything other than give a pipe a nicer look.  So I went down to the local auto parts store and decided to make my own, in my garage I have stored some classic Mustang parts, at one time I owned a mustang. I bought a 4.5″ chrome tip and some VHT (Very High Temp) flat black spray paint.  I had some fine grit sandpaper at home and was good to go.  I started by giving the nice new chrome tip a good scuffing to allow the paint to stick to it better.  After a good wipe-down, I started painting the exhaust tip with nice even strokes and light coats.  This paint dries pretty fast and with an hour I had laid down a good 3 layers of paint and the tip was done.

Well, a nice flat black tip does you no good with an ugly stainless steel exhaust pipe.  That had to be fixed as well.  After some taping and masking of the surrounding areas, I followed the same process and gave the exhaust pipe a good base of flat black.  Once everything had dried, I ran the truck for a bit to cure the paint on the pipes.  Once it cooled off, I installed the tip and repeated the process letting the paint cure a bit more.  That’s it!  Pretty easy and it looks 100% better.  Check out the pics below…