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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Painting Headers with Anti-corrosion paint

Greetings friends, I am planning to Paint Headers with Anti-corrosion paint. Is there any danger of it catching fire after the paint dries off and the headers become hot(normal driving)?

Any advice/suggestion?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-08-2008, 12:17 PM
 
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Painting your headers!?! whats going to be the point in that?

...never done it..not sure if it will work..

they make paints for engines....like car valve covers and engine components...to withstand really, really hot temps. Some paints might work.

those pipes get pretty damn hot though...
i dont know how well that paint will work going straight on the header pipes though...
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There are header-specific paints capable of withstanding the extreme temps they reach.

Try here for starters.




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i wouldnt trust any store bought products. imo, i would send them off to get jet-hot ceramic coated. should run about 150.00 or so. also, if you do get them ceramic coated, you might want to change up your air/fuel map a little. the ceramic coating will speed up the exhaust flow thru the header, making a minute more ammount of poser. but you will need to tune for it.

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anti corrosion paint?? will probably burn right off, you prolly have a little better luck with 1500 degree engine paint which is easily obtainable at any auto parts store.
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I use to buy such paint in a BLACK finish for my MX, Enduro, Cross Country or Observed Trials bikes. All two-strokes. I cannot recall the make or name, but found mine at a shop where keen muscle bike people hang out.

Enough in one container to do the complete header, expansion chamber or chambers to stingers at the ends with around two or three coats & it dried off within 15 minutes. Use to last a season.

Even with a Yamaha TZR-250 again the same & as it was not hitting dirt, water, mud, or rocks it was good enought for two seasons of use.
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That stuff is fine for engines and downstream exhaust components, but it tends to burn off of headers after a while, regardless of the temperature rating. I personally won't bother, it's not like its going to give them additional protection from rust.
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yes it burns off after a while, and it also helps with rust protection for a lil while but it needs to be re applied every so often. its better than nothing.
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