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Anyone coated their headers at home?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazer79, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    I have a set of old Thorley headers that came with my 454. They are pretty rusted. My brother gave me this link for a ceramic coating product for $19.95!! The most difficult part is finding a properly sized oven. Anyone tried it? Any comments on the product?

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  2. CAROLINAK5

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    i used the high temp paint from advance auto......held up for close to 3 days before the header looked like it did before i started.
     
  3. jekbrown

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    I recently got a set of Edelbrock headers...for my model they didnt offer a chromed version...so I got the nasty-cheap-painted ones. They tell you right in the instructions that the paint they come with is only good to prevent rust during shipping. I sandblasted that crap off, and applied several thin coats of flat black "High Heat Ceramic" paint from Duplicolor.

    Supposedly rated to 1200 degrees. The directions say you can over-bake the stuff to make the coating harder and more temp resistant. I didn't have access to such an thing, so I just left them out in my driveway on a really hot day for prolly 8 hours (vs 300 degrees for 2 hours). I have only had them installed for a few weeks, but they still look like I painted them yesterday.

    Just my experience,

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  4. tRustyK5

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    I used VHT flame proof paint on my headers...last April. They are still silver and none of the paint is chipped or discolored.

    Rene

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  5. HarryH3

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    I've got the Edelbrock TES headers on my S-Jimmy. Sandblasted and painted them back around '93 or '94. They still look pretty good! Never tried the ceramic look stuff through.

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  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I've got Jet-Hot coated headers and they were rusty the first month I had them. As soon as I start my frame-off, they're going right back to Jet-Hot for re-coating.

    Tim
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  7. Leadfoot

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    My Jet-Hot coated Hooker Super Comps have been coated and recoated and are starting to rust again (less the 2.5 years since I bought them)[​IMG]!!!
    Next time I'm going to try HPC and see how their coating works.

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