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Marking catalytic converter can be a DIY job – Minneapolis Star Tribune

All all you need is a generous amount of bright, high-temp automotive exhaust spray paint.

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St. Paul police on Saturday held an auto care clinic in which the department marked catalytic converters with brightly colored paint to make them less appealing to thieves.
The Police Department staged the event after seeing a sharp increase in thefts of the pollution-control devices, which are coated with precious metals like palladium, rhodium and platinum. There have been 560 thefts reported this year, according to the department.
More than 1,000 people snapped up all available slots within hours…

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