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Fenderwell Headers......

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RoadFarmer, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 971

    Von Hartmann
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    from Byron, IL

    Actually the trick we have learned for the white VHT, is to paint them white and then use the VHT high temp clear coat. VHT makes a clear coat in the same line of header paints. The clear coat will turn them kind of an off-white. But the benfits to the clear coat, are you can handle the headers without damaging the white, and it produces a semi-gloss, slick surface so that you can wipe off grease or dirt for installation.

    It is so hard to install clean white chassis headers on an old hot rod with miles without getting them dirty. Clearcoat is the solution. You just have to avoid scratching or gashing the paint.

    Once the car is fired, it will bake the paint on.
     
  2. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 971

    Von Hartmann
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    from Byron, IL

    by the time the white VHT starts to look bad, it's probably time to detail your engine compartment anyway. Just pull off your headers and shoot them again.
     
  3. So powder coat won't handle the heat?
     
  4. No !
     
  5. Here are some white ceramic ones I did for Woodyz Hot Rods
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    By the way, I think the Duesenbergs were Porcelain Coated, not Ceramic.
     
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  6. 56oldssuper88
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 213

    56oldssuper88
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    Never used 'em but i know lots of guys who use the ceramic coated headers and they look great for a long time.
     
  7. 32v
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 943

    32v
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    from v.i.

    i like em white
     

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  8. TUDORTOBY
    Joined: Apr 9, 2009
    Posts: 53

    TUDORTOBY
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    Man that car is KILLER! What size tires and wheels on the rear?
     
  9. SmokinBill
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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    15x8 with 275/60/15 and 15x4 1/2 with 165R15
     

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