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Wow! That's some great information! That pretty much answered any questions I may have had. Thanks for sharing that with us and welcome to the forum.
 

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Well Max about covered it....... I also wondered what we should expect as far as longevity. Dose it make a difference if the car is only seasonal ? Are there any special care we should give to extend the luster or finish, and why is it the header always seem to start to show rust threw in the collector area, right were the for pipes enter. Is it better to have it coated inside also or is that really a waists ? What are the differences in product that allows the coating to with stand higher temps ? What proses do you do after blasting ? Do you do a chemical wash, and do you preheat the parts? ;) Thanks CCP ! !
PS, if you have bright pipes we recommend a light light wax / polish at least once or twice a season. We use Flitz liquid metal polish but you can use pretty much any NONE ABRASIVE aluminum polish. The aluminum skin is pretty thin so anything abrasive will create problems. This will keep your pipes bright and shiny.
 

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Hi guys, just wondering what you guys think is best. Mine are painted white with the hi temp vht rattle can kind. I'm not too crazy with how its lasted. Of course its probably just my poor skills in painting things. Tried following the directions as much as possible. Just wondering if anyone has tried white ceramic coating and if its lasts.
Hi, sir I have mine ceramic coated as well as the exhaust. I think it looks the best by far, and you can keep them clean pretty easy. But my car is just built and cant vouch for its longevity.
 

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Seems like you can never know what to expect.

I bought a new set of ceramic coated Hedman headers for my SBC El Camino. Paid extra $$$$ for the coated ones figuring I'd finally get a set of headers I wouldn't be constantly messing with to keep them looking good.

After driving the car all Summer& put away for the Winter when Spring came the headers had started "pitting" along with rust all over the headers. Especially on the tubing nearest to the flanges.

I prefer the look of WHITE ..... which seems like the toughest one to keep looking right.

If someone has "white that works" I'd like to know.

I have found that for some reason "silver" seems to hang on the best. Used to have some silver I got from work that was used to paint steel around a industrial furnace. (1550+ degrees) which worked great. First used it on stock headers which I didn't even clean up at all.
Do you have product name / info on the industrial silver 1500° paint?
 

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VHT sells hitemp paint for exhaust. I also used Eastwood silver exhaust paint. I used a bullet heater to prebake the paint before installing them.
 
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I use VHT Flame Proof high temp header paint. It's rated 1300-2000 degrees f. and holds up fantastic. I painted my Austin headers with it, and just let them dry good and used exhaust heat to cure it. They never burned off or flaked. Started the engine up, and let it run about 30 seconds. Then let it cool, and repeated that several times. After that just ran the engine normally.
Avoid getting too much paint build up, and be sure the headers are clean before painting! If you go nuts trying to get too many coats it's more likely to flake off later. One light coat, followed by a 2nd good coat is all I ever use.
 
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