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Here we go,
I used 600 grit sandpaper to sand down the surface a bit
(400 grit sandpaper would do also)


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after using a few sheets if sandpaper, here it is ready for paint..







VHT Ceramic spray paint is what I used for this.
(This paint is teh sh!t)


 

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Now, after a couple hours out letting it Dry, I washed my greasy/oily hands to handle Header and install carefully. I chose to cure paint installed...

Here She is
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Important curing on Car instructions (Read Spray can),
I let motor idle for 10 min. and turned off for 10 min.
Then let motor again idle for 10 min. and turned off for 20 min.
Then I went to go grab something to eat and came right back home.

That should do it. Looks waaaay better!
 

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looks good...reminds me that i have to do mine....
 

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Ive always had the stuff peel off, and chip. But I didnt do the on car drying instructions. I cured mine in the oven. Id like to see if this actually stays or not.
 

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Ive always had the stuff peel off, and chip. But I didnt do the on car drying instructions. I cured mine in the oven. Id like to see if this actually stays or not.
Prep'd it good?

can has instructions on curing in oven or on vehicle.
I ain't sticking no parts in the oven. Wife would throw a fit :pinch:

I'll keep thread updated as time goes by.
 

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Prep'd it good?

can has instructions on curing in oven or on vehicle.
I ain't sticking no parts in the oven. Wife would throw a fit :pinch:

I'll keep thread updated as time goes by.
LOL so would my wife...Looks good
 

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Prep'd it good?

can has instructions on curing in oven or on vehicle.
I ain't sticking no parts in the oven. Wife would throw a fit :pinch:

I'll keep thread updated as time goes by.
It was just scuffed with 400 grit. But it was brand new parts, cast manifold, turbine housing, and freshly welded dumptube. I used to do paint prep in a body shop, so I have some experience as well. I would say it was prepped well enough, it seemed to adhere great.

I probably didnt have it on the car for at least a week, after painting and baking, and within 2 days it bubbled and chipped off.

Hopefully you have a better experience, but even friends that did this on none turbo applications had poor results as well. :(

[EDIT] I recently used the rest of that can of paint on my new dumptube and downpipe, right before I wrapped them in header wrap. I should go pull that off ( not reusing the pipes anyways), and see what it looks like. If I remember, I will tomorrow.
 

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That looks really good. I'm glad you're making good use of the header.
 

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had to repaint mine after i had the o2 bung welded on the correct side now just need to wrap it.
 

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looks good, pata!
 

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I thought I had pics but no. I had a 2 piece DC header that someone else painted with high heat paint and it turned a really bad ass bronze color the first time I started my car. I'm going to see if I can get it to happen again on my 1 piece DC.
 
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