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« on: January 11, 2012, 11:48:42 PM »

Hey guys.....anybody know what color they used on their headers?....And is there any paint close to it?...........love that color they painted their headers....
 
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 12:29:58 AM »

Hello Matt,

If you mean this color, on these headers:


Photo by Andrew Keller

I'd gather it was VHT (Very High Temperature), Flat Yellow.  I think the current product to look for would be:

"VHT FlameProof Coating 2000F (1093C), Flat Yellow"
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 08:18:06 AM »

oh ok.....for some reason i thought they were more like a flat white color on some?.....
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2012, 10:22:02 AM »

Be aware that the typical high temperature paint will shift colors slightly when hot.  White when cold could equal yellow when hot.

From my experiences with VHT (admittedly over 40 years ago), it is very susceptible to permanent marks left by greasy finger prints, dripped or sprayed oil, or just about any other contaminant found in an engine compartment. 

Good luck with it.

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012, 11:19:42 AM »

Hello Matt,

VHT also makes a flat white header paint, and have done so since these glory days.  The light, flat colors are excellent for quickly detecting a crack on a race car exhaust. 

But, I'll echo CNorton's comments about how easy this paint is to mark-up.  When I was younger, I painted side pipes on a 427 Cobra (not mine) with VHT flat white three times in one year. 

 

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 01:59:46 PM »

i understand...i'm still looking at all options.....just love them old vintage trans am cars .....i know VHT carries high temp paint for headers....also looking at Rustoleum Stove paint which resists up to 1500 degrees and got different colors tooo......i know alot guys do jet hot coatings and soo forth but i just like the old school painted look.....or maybe i'm just crazy Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 04:44:36 PM »

I haven't asked, but I'd guess 'white' would be an optional color for JetHot.... and it would last and be cleanable...

and I can confirm that the 'white' VHT header paint did turn towards 'yellow/brown' when it got hot a few times...
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 07:31:15 PM »

Those headers look like they are wrapped with heat cloth........
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 11:11:54 PM »

alright guys....i really like the flat grey color by VHT....alittle different but vintage is probably what i going paint my headers......
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2013, 06:24:17 PM »

I believe you can get headers ceramic coated white now, which will not burn off or discolor and is able to be cleaned.
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