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thomjpster
November 27th, 2006, 10:30 AM
I thought I'd share my experience with the header paint I purchased.

http://www.caswellplating.com/aids/techline/index.html#exhaust

I got the 12 oz can of Black Satin header coating and it covered the entire exhaust which consists of 2 LONG v8 headers, a crossover tube and duals all the way out the back.

I followed the instructions and sand blasted everything, wiped everything down with paint thinner and used an air brush to paint with.

After almost 1 year of use, the exhaust still looks great :thumbsup:
I didn't take any temperature readings before or after, but at least the tubes still look good.

Thom

05Willys
November 27th, 2006, 11:02 AM
Looks like a good option wheather or not it keeps things cooler. Do you have to sandblast, or can you hand sand things?

thomjpster
November 27th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Do you have to sandblast, or can you hand sand things?

No idea, they recommended sandblasting to "open up the pores of the steel" to allow for a better "bite"

Edit:
I used my HF special sand blaster.
I got "play sand" from HD and screen the big rocks out of it using a window screen from the garage window