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Unread 12-22-2006, 10:31 AM   #16
Kev M
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Thanks, guys! I've only had my Compass for less than two weeks, but I've already noticed the heat shield behind the rear bumper. Since my Compass is black, it REALLY sticks out!

Wonder how difficult it would be to remove it, so that I can paint it without worrying about masking everything from the overspray?

Some painters tape and some drop cloths would probably be just as easy...

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Unread 12-22-2006, 10:44 AM   #17
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Take it to the dealer and have them look at it 'cause it's not normal.
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Unread 12-22-2006, 11:40 AM   #18
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maybe it is it not painted black now the muffler?
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Unread 12-24-2006, 10:19 PM   #19
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That's the muffler!

The muffler is what you see below the rear bumper. Rear impact caused all Chrysler vehicles to put the fuel tanks in front of the rear axle (Mandatory for all *new* programs after round about 2000???).

I understand that the muffler is not painted because it would significantly drive up the cost of the supplied exhaust system. The exhaust supplier would need a paint shop (expensive), resulting in a higher piece cost.

You can spray it with any paint in a spray bomb, but I'd expect to re-spray it several times in the vehicle's life span. It's a galvanized part, so it should never get too unsightly if left as-is.
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Unread 12-26-2006, 11:54 AM   #20
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someone mentioned bbq paint.
thats what i'd use.

either flat (or if you'd like glossy) high temp enamel paint should do the trick.
if you're going to the store tell them you need enamel oven or bbq grill paint and they should know what you're looking for.
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Unread 12-27-2006, 09:05 AM   #21
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my muffler was painted flat black, odd the way they do and do not do certain things, my limited does not have the silver dash trim around the gauge cluster? brochure shows it, website shows it! the dealer and jeep can not explain why some do & some don't?! great quality control, a least all 4 of tires match! lol
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