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    Afternoon all,
    haven't posted yet, collecting things to rebuild the front of my F1 after a little, err, kiss with the Armco. . . .always check the date code on your rubber. . . !
    Anyhow, I'm going g to replace the headers, I have found a good used set just down the road from me, so I'm going to sandblast the surface rust off, I was just wondering what the best VHT paint is to sue, I don't want any fancy finishes, satin black nor silver will be fine.
    Also, is there a way to apply it, don't want it burning off in the first 10 mins. . . . ,
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    i would bypass paint and get ceramic coating

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    I would swerve the vht and the ceramic coating (makes the headers rust quicker) and get them blasted, and then flame painted, it lasts for years

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    Hmm, Ill be honest, I haven't even heard of flame painting. . . What does it entail ?

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    Zinc wire is melted through a gas pistol and sprayed on,
    Sometimes called hot zinc spraying

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    If all you can afford is vht type paint then my tip for application is to hang the headers with the collector down and jam a heat gun into the collector. The whole thing will get very hot pretty quick and bakes the paint on as you spray it. I did the white on my Anglia gasser and it never even hinted at flaking off.
    Neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Same as I've done in the past Neil . I've also has exhaust systems hot zinc coated and then VHT over the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kapri View Post
    Same as I've done in the past Neil . I've also has exhaust systems hot zinc coated and then VHT over the top.
    good idea, you can choose your final colour that way
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Stovax stove paint is better than VHT

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