BBQ Paint Headers

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#1 BBQ Paint Headers

Post by keithmac » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:50 am

Four coats of High heat stove/BBQ paint later , lets see how long it lasts. A bit too much snow here right now to find out though.
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#2 Re: BBQ Paint Headers

Post by bitsobrits » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:46 am

Looks great. Did you do some sanding/smoothing before painting?
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#3 Re: BBQ Paint Headers

Post by Joes66 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:36 am

Which brand of paint did you use?
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#4 Re: BBQ Paint Headers

Post by keithmac » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:17 am

Tremclad , see picture. 350c Did a slight bit of smoothing , about a half hours worth. Just a dremel. If it lasts a year I will consider it a success and report back regardless.
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#5 Re: BBQ Paint Headers

Post by Mark Gordon » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:45 pm

I applied VHT header paint during my rebuild in 2013. It never looked glossy, but without any more applications, a quick buff with a terry cloth towel and it returns to its show ready satin finish. I would guess that VHT is essentially the same as BBQ paint, both being high heat tolerant.
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#6 Re: BBQ Paint Headers

Post by Joes66 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:44 am

I can't get tremclad here in the uk
I used VHT and it just came of in about 40 mins
Looking for another product available here in the uk
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#7 Re: BBQ Paint Headers

Post by cactusman » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:24 am

Sperex exhaust manifold paint is quite good. You don't get the gloss finish Keith has got. It dries to a Matt finish but I did mine four years back and they are still not bad. I just wire brushed them clean and then three coats of paint about two hours apart (hot day). Might remove them when the garage is not frozen and just give a single coat for the new season but it has lasted very well.
Sperex is readily available in rattle cans from my local independent motor factor for about £20. It comes in various colours but I used black.
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#8 Re: BBQ Paint Headers

Post by Philk » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:50 am

keithmac wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:17 am
Tremclad , see picture. 350c Did a slight bit of smoothing , about a half hours worth. Just a dremel. If it lasts a year I will consider it a success and report back regardless.
I note on the Tremclad website it is 350c (as stated) for gloss and 650c for flat black. Most exhaust manifold paint is aimed at the higher end of the temperature spectrum and I've yet to find one that is gloss black. Your manifolds are likely to get considerably hotter than 350c in use (particularly when cruising at motorway speeds) so it will be interesting to hear how they fare.
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