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istock59
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 237
posted October 21, 2002 12:36 PM
Anybody actually found a paint that stays on headers at high temp? I'm going to have my old pair sandblasted.

And don't say Jet-hot, that's too pricey...

Geffy95x
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted October 21, 2002 01:30 PM
I've been using Plasti-Cote and it seems to work pretty good ,Hasn't peeled off or anything. I re-paint them about twice a season .

Racer14K
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 247
posted October 21, 2002 03:25 PM
Plasti-Kote or VHT, the VHT is real good. The key to getting the paint to stick is sandblasting them.

2nd2none
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 368
posted October 21, 2002 10:11 PM
i've used rust-oleum BBQ grill paint for last 2 years with great results.

autoshop
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted October 22, 2002 11:47 AM
I use VHT after blasting them. One other thing the color I use is orange . Why some ask ,the color orange when the tube gets hot will turn a deep dark red and when you have a cylinder misfire that cylinder will stay orange. It makes it easy to find what cylinder is misfiring..

lickit
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted November 01, 2002 04:39 PM
the best paint is VHT
the trick to making it last is to apply it in thin coats and letting them dry good
then bake them in an oven
if you can bake them put them on the car start the engine let it run until the headers start to smoke then shut it off then let them cool all the way before restarting
this cures the paint and makesit last awhile longer

JUST A TIP FROM LICKIT

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 499
posted November 02, 2002 04:47 PM UIN: 23443678
I have used stove brite paint for the last 2 years. It makes em look brand new.

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