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Old 12-31-2006, 05:47 PM   #1
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This is 4 months after painting the manifolds. The shine is gone but the color is still there.


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Is there even a product out there that keeps its shine?
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Why does it look charred and peeling to me?
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Why does it look charred and peeling to me?
yeah the shinny stuff peeled off.
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Is that rust at the top left of the first pic?

It looks from the pictures that the paint hasn't held up well. Can you get more pics.
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I tried searching..Wren..whats that stuff you coated yours with???
I want some!
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Is there even a product out there that keeps its shine?
Ya Chrome or polished stainless steel.

Most of the Ceramic coatings that are used by header manufacturers is thermally sprayed on at high temperatures.

The coating on my TOG'* has held up well, with no failures, over the last 4 years.
They were coated with a duller aluminum oxide.
The newer coatings can be infused with chromium oxide to improve the shine.

Unless a true metallic coating is used, it'* difficult if not impossible for a paint to last at +800 F
The paints that say they can withstand 1200 F can only do so for a short period of time, and that doesn't mean they won't change color.
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wouldnt powder coating be a good option for this?
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I tried searching..Wren..whats that stuff you coated yours with???
I want some!
Ya didn't search hard enough....................

Black satin ceramic coating
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And my black satin looks exactly like the day it went on. I just gave recent pics to Pete before he ordered his.

Ceramic paint off the shelf in a rattle can will NOT hold up. Been there, done that.
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Excellent, thanks guys!
I painted my manifold on my 93 too, it pealed off in a week or so, and looked like **** lol
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