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 Post subject: How should i repaint my Headers?
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 11:50 am 
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Ok history lesson here i used Rust Converter on my Extractors i bought used which were rust and then i used a Flame Proof paint on the Extractors but the rust converter could not take the heat and started flaking off and took the Flame Proof coating with it, now i want to respray them but i have a few questions which are

Should i use the Flame Proof paint again it says allow 7 days to cure does that matter? Because i want to be able to do it in a day

What paint did others use?

Is it easy to take the Extractors off which detaching the exhaust? (eg: does it bolt off the cat easily) and is that all?

Also i wanna clean the side of the head while the Extractors are off what is the best way to do it?



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 Post subject: Re: How should i repaint my Headers?
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:41 pm 
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All i done was go over the headers well with sand paper spray em with water then get a rag and clean up with thinners. I painted mine with heat proof paint and put them on stright away and worked well. :)
 Post subject: Re: How should i repaint my Headers?
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:29 pm 
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I sprayed my brand new pacceys 4480. I used wax & greese remover, brake clean & sprayed them with vht mat black heat proof paint. Left them for 24hrs in the sun. Put them on my engine & they peeled off straight away. :x I got so p****d off i got them ceramic coated & never looked back.
Not only that they look great but alot less heat in the engine bay aswell. :D



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 Post subject: Re: How should i repaint my Headers?
Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:36 pm 
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should have had them beadblasted then paint them. that way there is something for the paint to grip to
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