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Post  OldRedFord on December 30th 2009, 9:19 pm

What is the best header paint out there that is a DIY ordeal? Need to paint my headers.

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Post  the Coug on December 30th 2009, 9:21 pm

last time i went to Orielly's they had some 2000* paint for headers. I used it on mine and seems to work good....


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Post  OldRedFord on December 30th 2009, 9:24 pm

Did you have to bake them in a oven after painting?

Not sure my mom would be cool with that.

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Post  TRUKPULR on December 30th 2009, 9:26 pm

I found for the DIY type deal BBQ high temp paints work the best.

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Post  the Coug on December 30th 2009, 9:27 pm

TRUKPULR wrote:I found for the DIY type deal BBQ high temp paints work the best.

Dan


they also had BBQ paint but it was only rated to 500* the header paint was rated to 2000* if I remember right and no you do not have to bake it after install....


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Post  69F100 on December 30th 2009, 9:44 pm

Oldred I used VHT Headr Paint Flame Proof 2000* Ceramic Coating on my headers it is alittle pricey sent my wife to town to pick me up some flat black BBQ paint to paint them with and she brought me the Vht back she said Creg at the local napa store said I would like this better than the BBQ paint he is a friend and wasn't trying to get her to buy it from him.But with any paint you put on the header you must clean them good,get all oil,grease,rust off before painting them and let them dry good before starting the engine.I cleaned mine with scott bright pad and purple stuff and wiped them with laquer tinner but they where new.
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Post  richter69 on December 30th 2009, 10:16 pm

TRUKPULR wrote:I found for the DIY type deal BBQ high temp paints work the best.

Dan



yep

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Post  TravisRice on December 30th 2009, 10:56 pm




Product made by DEI. Sold at Advance Auto Parts in an aerosal can. Regular ceramic header and turbo paint, they keep it with the import junk, like chrome 8" tips, It is the best I have used so far. I also had it on our headers for 2 years and they still looked good when we sold the car.

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Post  Mike R on December 30th 2009, 11:17 pm

POR-15 Black velvet or POR-20 Aluminum

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Post  Lem Evans on December 30th 2009, 11:32 pm

It does not matter...it's what the i.d. condition is to make power .

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Post  OldRedFord on December 30th 2009, 11:35 pm

Lem Evans wrote:It does not matter...it's what the i.d. condition is to make power .

True Lem. I just hate rusty parts tho.

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Post  Lem Evans on December 30th 2009, 11:44 pm

Stainless steel headers are smoother i.d. or o.d. . I'm sure it's not the answer you were looking for .
If you out run the other guy why does it matter if your headers are rusty ? If one gets beat...why does it matter if the headers are chrome ?

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Post  schmitty on December 30th 2009, 11:55 pm

Inside is what matters most. Pretty outside don't mean nothing. I had mine ceramic coated for a couple hundred, cheap peace of mind when the rust on the inside of the headers ruins an $800 set of pistons. Cool

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Re: Header paint

Post  Mark Miller on December 31st 2009, 2:03 am

Travis,

I have used the VHT Paint before i might have to look into that DEI paint next time i paint my headers.Do you have any idea how much the DEI paint costs per can?

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Post  TravisRice on December 31st 2009, 2:29 pm

Mark,
About $7-$8 a can. Goes really far though and well worth it in my opinion.

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