When I re painted the exhaust on my dads ZRT 800 I ruffed up the heat shields and painted the outsides of them.It looks cleaner all black.On my 1996 storm 800 I sanded and repainted the exhaust. My question is, do I need to put the heat shield cover things back on? It looks nice with out the covers on it, and I was wondering if I could just leave them off, or will too much heat escape?
it is actually good to keep heat in your exhaust, it makes more horse power this way. i wrapped my exhaust this year with heat wrap and it seems to run better might just be in my head but lots of people wrap there exhaust. so the shield might help keep heat in. also if you used regular paint it will more than likely just burn off.
Probably be a big mistake. I used that, and 2 years later, the moisture in the air over the summer caused the metal to rust underneath and blister the paint. Should've used something more expensive like I should have.no I used rustoleum high temp heat paint so the paint will not burn off.