Originally Posted by egladman
and what are there benefits to painting the manifolds as compared to just reinstalling them with no paint?
No benefit at all, just keeps them looking pretty while they are on the engine stand. If you want a durable finish, look to ceramic coating them. It will insulate them as well. The quote from Jet Hot to do a front/rear/crossover set was $198
There is some grey epoxy based paint the resto folks use on iron manifolds to keep them looking like cast iron. It'* supposed to be pretty tough and bakes to a harder finish, but has no advantages other than looks.