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    Muffler Paint Question Revisited

    At one point Stoddard offered a high temp muffler spray paint. Unfortunately, that product is no longer available. What high temp muffler paint is presently available for the early 911s that is a close match for the original paint color?

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    I like VHT flat light grey
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    Quote Originally Posted by prs356 View Post
    At one point Stoddard offered a high temp muffler spray paint. Unfortunately, that product is no longer available. What high temp muffler paint is presently available for the early 911s that is a close match for the original paint color?
    We use Wurth zinc. It is exactly what the factory used originally to paint the mufflers

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    We use Wurth zinc. It is exactly what the factory used originally to paint the mufflers
    Is this what you're talking about dr ?


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    Chuck Stoddard referred me to VHT SP-104 and I have been using it for 40 yrs, always with good results, it is light gray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr914 View Post
    We use Wurth zinc. It is exactly what the factory used originally to paint the mufflers
    I have an original ‘73 date code Leistritz muffler in original paint and it is definitely not a metallic finish.

    Can you expand on your statement? I also doubt that the factory painted the mufflers. Likely they came prefinished from the suppliers.
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    Somewhere on here somebody posted an original muffler picture. I think the consensus was that they only painted the part that could be seen looking from the rear. Can't find the post.

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    I've also been using VHT SP-104 with good results.....it's very close in color to the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doigthom View Post
    Somewhere on here somebody posted an original muffler picture. I think the consensus was that they only painted the part that could be seen looking from the rear. Can't find the post.
    You know at first I thought ‘no way, why would they do that?’ So, went back through the pictures of the 700 mile S and sure as scheisse,,, Two colors on the muffler. A light grey like what’s on my ‘73 dated muffler and then a sloppy half in a darker grey. Could be the zinc as mentioned so, my apologies! As for the straps, I bet only part of them were painted along with the less than half of the muffler.

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    The VHT SP-104 is really too light and too blue , but there are no other options . A color like the Wurth zinc was definitely used on the early 911's through the mid 1970 MY . This is one thing that is wrong so often people think the wrong is correct , the early exhaust was not grey .
    Look at period factory pictures .

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