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Unread 01-07-2014, 07:52 PM   #1
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Exhaust manifold Paint

I am in the process of putting back together my rebuilt motor. I had the exhaust manifold blasted and trying to decide whether to paint it. I actually like the appearance blasted and un-painted. Other than appearance is there any reason why you need to paint it?

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Unread 01-07-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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Other than appearance is there any reason why you need to paint it?
Not in my opinion. Just use hi-temp paint such as VHT.

Ill be painting the OE manifolds on my 401 similar to what Matt1981CJ7 did here....





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Unread 01-07-2014, 09:40 PM   #3
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I used a ceramic header coating from Summit Racing on my ramshorns. Still looks good after a year on and off road.

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Unread 01-07-2014, 10:19 PM   #4
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I painted mine black, and the intake aluminum. Both with high temp paint.

Almost a year later...still looking good
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Unread 01-08-2014, 05:11 AM   #5
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I'm a fan of the VHT paint.

I think the key is to "cure" the finish by baking it , per the instructions.

My manifolds have 5K miles on them, and still look like the day I painted them.

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Unread 01-08-2014, 06:36 AM   #6
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I'm a fan of the VHT paint.

I think the key is to "cure" the finish by baking it , per the instructions.

My manifolds have 5K miles on them, and still look like the day I painted them.

Matt
Does the wife know you're using her oven to cure your parts?
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It's all a matter of timing the curing for when the Warden is gone.

Surprisingly, the fumes weren't bad at all.

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Unread 01-08-2014, 07:15 AM   #8
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Thanks for the feedback! I am excited to finally get the CJ running.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 09:52 AM   #9
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It's all a matter of timing the curing for when the Warden is gone.

Surprisingly, the fumes weren't bad at all.

Matt
I had to buy my own oven to put in my garage basement for curing the vht and baking small powder coated bits. Somehow the warden always knew when I used hers. I did luck up and find one that would hold a 15x12 wheel though
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Unread 01-08-2014, 10:19 AM   #10
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+1 I used the VHT paint after blasting, no primer and they are holding up well.
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