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    Thread: Thanks Espo's Powder Coating!

    1. Geriatric Member
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      10-29-2012 11:17 PM #1
      A few weeks ago I had a Milltek exhaust put on my Golf R. I wasn't too happy with the factory finish on the tips so I emailed Tom at Espo's to get them re-done in a gloss black finish that would match the Golf R's rear valance. I sent the tips out and had them back a few days later and the end result was exactly what I was looking for. The exhaust looks much more finished and blends perfectly with the car.


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      10-29-2012 11:44 PM #2
      Thanks for the post dude! Looked at your sig damn I didn't know u had that many cars lol. Btw stay safe in this storm

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      10-30-2012 11:54 PM #3
      another happy customer of Espo's here too

      just curious, did Tom put any special additive into the paint? I would imagine under heavy load, the EGT at the tailpipe would be a few hundred degrees, around the curing point of the powdercoating

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      10-31-2012 08:15 PM #4
      Nope regular powder exhaust tips don't get that hot. Only have to worry on rear mounted engines because of the exhaust being just a foot or two of pipe!

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