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    Does anyone know of a very high temp gloss black not flat available for header paint?

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    Thats engine paint, I'm looking for 2000 degree header paint. I really don't know what temp the head pipes run at but I figured the higher the paint temp the better.Since our stock exhaust is double walled maybe the outer pipe will run cooler.
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    VHT makes a very high heat black header paint,although flat black.
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    I'm unaware of any high gloss black header paint. I think there is a reason for that...

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    I've tried various high-heat flat black exhaust paints and they don't last.
    However, I've not tried high-heat ceramic coatings - maybe they do last.
    I eventually gave up on that and bought another set of downpipes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimly View Post
    I've tried various high-heat flat black exhaust paints and they don't last.
    However, I've not tried high-heat ceramic coatings - maybe they do last.
    I eventually gave up on that and bought another set of downpipes.
    Ditto on that. I got very nice results with VHT's gloss black on my clutch cover. For the head pipes, I've used "Helix" VHT flat black "silica - ceramic 1300 - 2000 degree" exhaust paint.

    Never seen gloss paint for the headers.
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    The reason I want gloss is because I'm putting my stock exhaust back on. They have sat in storage for decades and have gotten a little surface rust. I'm thinking that because of dual wall head pipes the outer pipe would be cool enough for a good high temp paint. Anyone ever heat gun a set just to see?

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    When doing something like this would you sand and spray?
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    First I use rust mort to neutralize the surface rust then pressure wash then alcohol wipe down then paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red1100 View Post
    Does anyone know of a very high temp gloss black not flat available for header paint?
    I used flame proof vht paint on my RF900 headers I say header as the first 4" from the cylinder head are stainless steel so I did not paint those from stainless it's mild steel until it exits from under the bike its then stainless. so all the mild steel was painted. The stuff I used in the link below says it has silicone and ceramic you do need to use the primer then the finish coat following the instruction carefully, preparation is key. I have been very happy with the results. I did ask the supplier about the curing process the reply was you can prime let compleatly dry then finish coat again compleatly dry then do the curing as both primer and finish cure at the same rate. The link is to a supplier in the uk but if I remember correctly the product is made in the USA.
    oh yeh there is no black gloss.
    i cannot stress enough that the paint must be completely dry between coats and again before curing or it will bubble

    https://www.frost.co.uk/vht-very-hig...-312g-aerosol/
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