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Post  mudtrucker on February 3rd 2012, 8:52 am

Other than actual ceramic coating is there any diy header paint/coating that works/last ?
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Post  72puller on February 3rd 2012, 8:58 am

Grill or stove paint works pretty good. Put a couple coats on mine at the beginning of the season and last all season.
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Post  jrocco on February 3rd 2012, 9:36 am

mudtrucker wrote:Other than actual ceramic coating is there any diy header paint/coating that works/last ?

Eastwood has coatings that are advertised up to 1200 degrees. I have used their cast iron header coating on factory manifolds with very good success. I have not tried any of their coating on headers, but they do have good products.

www.eastwood.com
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Post  richter69 on February 3rd 2012, 10:11 am

BBQ grill stuff works great.
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Post  whitefield on February 3rd 2012, 10:30 am

John Deer MUffler paint Cool
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on February 3rd 2012, 11:57 am

I used the expensive VHT rattle can stuff and it didn't work worth a shit looked really nice til I started it. Jim (69F100) was building a truck same time as me and he used some kind of stove paint that stayed nice. I would ask him.
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Post  richter69 on February 3rd 2012, 1:08 pm

the vht stuff needs to be cooked on at a lower temp rather than just sprayed on and fired up........IIRC The BBQ paint does not require this is I'm correct.
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Post  342g on February 3rd 2012, 1:16 pm

Someone mentioned some they bought at Advance auto that worked great, I don't remember the name, I hope they get back on this thread, because I'M going to need some also.
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Post  69bluehotrod on February 3rd 2012, 1:25 pm

http://xtremepowdercoating.com/index.htm is who I just had do our headers, I know its a bit more $ but the quality is very nice, & the fact that it will make the headers last longer is money in the bank.
here is a before & after

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took about a week, & cost $280.00 total. xtremepowdercoating.com @ 972-352-5230
hope this helps. Cool
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Post  richter69 on February 3rd 2012, 1:31 pm

HPC is in OKC, I just send whatever I need done with our driver and have um dropped off lol.I agree the coating is best but some like paint.................which aint nothing wrong with that.
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Post  fc2444 on February 3rd 2012, 3:14 pm

I coat headers for living, will give a good deal to members. M&R coating 865 933-1478 ask for Mike.

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Post  samiam on February 3rd 2012, 5:40 pm

https://2img.net/h/i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s478/sam1amiam/IMG_3757.jpg

https://2img.net/h/i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s478/sam1amiam/IMG_3758.jpg


one a these days I will figure how to post real pics,,,,,,,,, this was VHT coating, and it does very good IF you bake it on,,, my makeshift oven was good for 500 deg,and I baked them 4 times, , one full season on the headers now and still look new...............
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Post  342g on February 3rd 2012, 6:40 pm

fc2444 wrote:I coat headers for living, will give a good deal to members. M&R coating 865 933-1478 ask for Mike.

Where you located, and what is the cost?
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Post  richter69 on February 3rd 2012, 6:45 pm

I hear the Snake uses the invisible kind................. Razz Wink
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Post  bbf-falcon on February 3rd 2012, 6:50 pm

The only way i've ever had any luck w/header paint is to make sure they are perfectly clean from dirt,grease and residue. Take a propane torch and heat them up,and shoot a light of paint on them before they cool down. Try to keep as much heat in them as you can while you paint. I like the in/out ceramic coating best for various reasons.

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Post  bbf-falcon on February 3rd 2012, 6:51 pm

richter69 wrote:I hear the Snake uses the invisible kind................. Razz Wink

I heard that rumor also Razz Embarassed Very Happy

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Post  69F100 on February 3rd 2012, 6:57 pm

I used Cast Iron stove paint the 2nd time, the first time I use the VHT they have 2 different kinds 1 you have to bake on and the other 1 you do not have to bake I used the one you do not bake on it is higher the the bake on.But it will scrath off very easy I have had my headers off a few times and need to be cleaned and repainted now.which will happen here in a few months when i have the engine out for the frontend swap.I may have to build another set when that happens and they will painyed to with stove paint.
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Post  ragtime on February 3rd 2012, 7:40 pm

samiam wrote:https://2img.net/h/i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s478/sam1amiam/IMG_3757.jpg

https://2img.net/h/i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s478/sam1amiam/IMG_3758.jpg


one a these days I will figure how to post real pics,,,,,,,,, this was VHT coating, and it does very good IF you bake it on,,, my makeshift oven was good for 500 deg,and I baked them 4 times, , one full season on the headers now and still look new...............


red neck header shack................i mean that in a good way Very Happy thats great man, love it!!!!!!!

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Post  ragtime on February 3rd 2012, 7:43 pm

[quote="69bluehotrod"]http://xtremepowdercoating.com/index.htm is who I just had do our headers, I know its a bit more $ but the quality is very nice, & the fact that it will make the headers last longer is money in the bank.
here is a before & after

before:




after:


took about a week, & cost $280.00 total. xtremepowdercoating.com @ 972-352-5230




show off................ tongue great work, very nice!!!!!

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powder or ceramic?

Post  HELI-ARC on February 3rd 2012, 9:40 pm

The headers shown above appear to be ceramic coated. But as you go to there website they only do powder coating.
Most powders cure at 350 to 500 degrees, but will burn off at lower temps than there cure temp. So is this what it appears or something new?

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Post  69bluehotrod on February 3rd 2012, 11:15 pm

HELI-ARC wrote:The headers shown above appear to be ceramic coated. But as you go to there website they only do powder coating.
Most powders cure at 350 to 500 degrees, but will burn off at lower temps than there cure temp. So is this what it appears or something new?

yes, but call them, ask for Derick, he will take care of you personally on ceramic coatings...
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Post  Mark Miller on February 4th 2012, 12:15 am

342g wrote:Someone mentioned some they bought at Advance auto that worked great, I don't remember the name, I hope they get back on this thread, because I'M going to need some also.

I think that was Travis Rice that mentioned that paint i'm pretty sure the name of it was DEI.

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Post  bigblok2000ranger on February 4th 2012, 1:14 am

I used the VHT from Advance Auto Parts that said nothing about baking the paint on and sandblasted mine then cleaned with brake parts cleaner and handled them with Nitrile gloves to avoid contaminating them from oils on my hands. I used 7 cans and painted mine inside and out and was not happy at all after running the engine.

Some powdercoating places have extreme temp powders that can more than handle the heat from headers but it is very expensive to buy because they buy in bulk so unless they have other jobs that need to use it most will not purchase it for one job unless you want to foot the bill and if memory serves me correctly it was $2-3000 for a 55 gallon drum.
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Post  nuclearcobra on February 4th 2012, 7:57 am

Did you use the vht high heat engine paint ? that dosen't say to bake them but the vht header paint does unless the newer cans say diffrent. I tried the plasti-kote header paint and it says for 1500 degrees and it worked good plus it said you can cure it by starting the engine unlike vht which they say to cure in an oven at diffrent temps. I might give tech line coatings a try techlinecoatings.com they say it cures by air drying and good for up to 2000 degrees. Look it on youtube as well.
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Post  HELI-ARC on February 4th 2012, 8:59 am

Thanks Blue... I will give them a call, as it seems like the number you posted is much more in line then anyone else I have spoke to.

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