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Offline Rubo

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VHT Exhaust paint works
« on: October 21, 2017, 10:03:32 AM »
Hi guys thought to share this.After my mistake of wrapping my headers and seeing the rust and damage I decided to paint my headers to protect it from further corrosion.
After some consideration I tried VHT High Temp ceramic paint.After 3 months no pitting, no peeling, no fading. I am very impressed for 13 dollar investment.
Key is to follow manufacturers direction.If you skip it won't work. 1st step roughly sand paper headers to take the shine out and clean thoroughly I mean thoroughly.I cleaned it twice then wiped it with alcohol.
1st coat should be very thin.Apply second and 3rd not waiting more then 15min in between.After everything is painted allow it to dry.
Curing is done on the bike. Directions are on the can.

Anyway thought to share.I am just happy my headers now will last longer then simply exposed.

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 10:47:04 PM »
53 views and not even 1 comment or thank you
wow

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 10:24:38 AM »
Thanks for the tip! Can you link to a pic of the finished exhaust? If I ever "streetfighter" my 'hawk, I think this would be better than the dang wrap that everyone is doing these days...
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Offline ruezi

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2017, 02:08:40 AM »
Thanks, very interesting. I didn´t know this paint. The paint for the exhausts lasts up to a very high temperature!
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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2017, 03:51:34 AM »
Can I use it? If it works, I will try to do it.

Offline Larry Fine

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2017, 07:15:04 AM »
53 views and not even 1 comment or thank you
wow

Is that why you posted it?

Offline alan f

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2017, 08:22:19 AM »
Seriously dude?  Vht paints have been available for over 50 years.

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2017, 11:22:52 AM »
Can I use it? If it works, I will try to do it.
some results failed and you can read on forums but these are executed not properly or cured correctly.
Follow the instructions and it works.Mine has not peeled or flaked off

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2017, 01:34:12 PM »
I wholeheartedly agree, good surface prep and reading/following the directions are important to a good looking and long lasting finish.

photos?

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 08:46:08 PM »
Most of the work in a successful paint job is the prep rather than the actual painting.  I'd love to see some pics.  This might be a good solution to the X-pipe part of the exhaust that likes to rust out first.
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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2017, 04:06:36 PM »
Would also like to see the finished product. What color did you go with?

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2017, 12:05:57 PM »
Would also like to see the finished product. What color did you go with?

I painted red and installed LED lights under and looks real hot rod with other mods.Love to post pics but its getting PIA to post it.
Will try !

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 03:53:20 PM »
This might be a good solution to the X-pipe part of the exhaust that likes to rust out first.

YES. Ive been toying with the idea of painting mine.  Its the only eyesore on my bike.

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2017, 04:14:00 PM »
I remember reading somewhere that recommended spraying VHT paint liberally into new exhaust headers.
I understood that it was thought to reduce bluing of chrome pipes.
There would probably be an advantage to coating the inside of your headers as well as the outside, but I suppose cleaning up a used pipe would be the hard part. Maybe nuts and bolts or rocks and sand inside, tape up the ends and shake until clean?  Then rinse with denatured alcohol and allow to dry before adding paint and sloshing around for coverage.

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 06:10:28 AM »


I use VHT to touch up the factory silver under the motor, it works good.

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Re: VHT Exhaust paint works
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2017, 10:59:54 PM »
Gus that looks great, thatll be my first project come spring!

 

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