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Old 10-13-2008, 01:40 PM
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Any success with painting headers??

I've got a pair of hedman hedders (black painted) and its fairly all burnt off. Is there paint out there in a spray can I'm able to use? Seen headers painted black, white. Any input?

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They make header paint.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:36 PM
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Any success with painting headers??

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I've got a pair of hedman hedders (black painted) and its fairly all burnt off. Is there paint out there in a spray can I'm able to use? Seen headers painted black, white. Any input?

Thanks!
Years ago (70s) i used some paint called VHT to spray the teepee headers on my dune buggies, sprayed 'm cured them in a old oven I had bolted them on and went dune running ,paint never burned off.Don't know if this brand is still made but there are others. Just can't think of the names ,I'm sure someone else will post some of the brands that will work.

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VHT is still bein made...Dupli-color also has a dyno heat line that has worked for me on a motorcycle muffler.
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if u sandblast them u can get good header paint to stick for quite a long time but not forever.

the best way to go about it if u dont want to spend alot of money is to have them powdercoated
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:28 PM
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http://www.finishlinecoatings.com/

If you decide to get them coated,I've had 2 sets of header's done with these guys and very happy.
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I gave up long ago, now I use black stove polish which doesn't burn off.

Turns a nice charcoal grey/black when it gets hot.

Soak a rag in the stuff and apply when required using rubber gloves, works for me.
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:41 PM
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OK,I know I'm gonna get flamed on this one,but he goes!

A racer buddy starts with clean blasted headers, Paints them with copper paint,YES COPPER, And they are UGLY! After the headers heat up, the header turns a nice black and seems to hold up really well for him,the only time he has had any trouble's is when he is firing a new motor with them. I would've never believed it,if I didnt see it. Maybe someone else on here has heard of that,but that was a first for me.
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header coating?????

Powder coating? it's cured at 450 degrees, and headers get cherry red hot, wont it melt because power coating is a plastic compound? Now ceramic coating is different and heat treated for high temp.
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Powder coating? it's cured at 450 degrees, and headers get cherry red hot, wont it melt because power coating is a plastic compound? Now ceramic coating is different and heat treated for high temp.
If your refering to the finish line company,Yes it's a ceramic coating,they have different color's available,and they coat inside and outside. On my prostreet car my exaust system is pretty short,so I was able to have the whole exaust coated also, It's almost a shame the car sits so low because it turned out really nice.
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painting headers

Eastwood brush on works good. Blast first!
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Amen to that.
I used Eastwood silver high temp brush on coating on the welds when I fitted an universal catalytic converter under my Chevy Astro. It held up very well and it kept the silver look too.
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