View Full Version : painting header / exhaust

09-28-2008, 11:30 AM
I just got a catback, and header for my kae. I want to paint them black because I want to prevent them from rusting also I wanna go with that hide-a-way look.

I also don't want my paint bubbling and peeling off at high temperatures...

What kind of paint can I use. Can the same paint be used for the header and exhaust? How much will they cost?

Where to get? Wal-mart, autozone, advance? which is best price wise?

I did search, not much on this topic.

edit: also what's the best way to sand them down, and prep for paint? i've been sanding them by hand for a while now... what grits should i use?


09-28-2008, 12:09 PM
Unless you're uncle made your catback and/or header, it should already have a protective coating on it that's better than anything you can buy at any "Wal-mart, autozone, advance".

Stainless headers and exhausts need no corrosion inhibiting coatings and most local made exhaust come aluminized.

Whatcha got?

09-28-2008, 12:21 PM
VHT Header Paint - JEGS (http://www.jegs.com/p/VHT/749303/10002/-1)

09-28-2008, 12:25 PM
i already sanded down the catback b/c i got it used and it was somewhat rusted. the piping says imco on it though.

the header is an obx header