There's a very specific reason for posting this picture.
This is the locally fabricated wheel arch trim for my FZJ79 Pickup. It's been crafted in one piece, from one end to the other, and serves as a very exotic mudflap as well. You'll notice that (for the most part) it seems like an OEM add-on, which is strange, since there ARE no add-ons anywhere (to my knowledge) for this kind of design.
If you also look closely, you'll see that the exhaust pipe of my loader is passing THROUGH the fiberglass moulding. When I originally designed this part, I was somewhat fearful that the heat of the exhaust pipe might melt the trim, or cause it to warp, irreparably. Happily, my fears were unfounded.
Now...WHY have I brought this up here?
Simple answer. How hot would a "black exhaust", seemingly made out of plastic look? A black fiberglass sleeve (duly perforated) could be wrapped around the entire length of the pipe (less the snake head and eventual exit hole, which could be chrome-plated). This would render it heat proof, and also give a nice look, in my opinion.
I'll have to check up from the fiberglass wallah Ustaad.
I bet he says "gull hee koi naien, Saabji". Our guys can make ANYTHING. And everything.