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  • Time to Paint the headers?

    Don't you think?
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    http://home.cogeco.ca/~kdoubleday/headers%20019.jpg

    Any recomendations on what to use other than a hightemp engine or exhaust paint?any brands better or worse than others?
    Kyle

  • #2
    Yeah, it's time but why paint?? They have a high temp powdercoat or ceramic that looks and lasts alot longer.
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    • #3
      It's cheaper lol.

      Paint will be about $20/can, Ceramic from the one place I know of so far is $150 or so. You have a good point though, there's a local forum I'll have to ask this on to see who we have around the area that does this stuff for a decent price.

      My hours have been cut way way back. I went from averaging 60 hours a week last year to 40 hours a week and going 2 weeks on 2 weeks off probably to the end of this year. I still get pogey and Sub but basically I've taken about a $300 weekly paycut . So needless to say I'm looking at the most economical route.
      Kyle

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      • #4
        Ceramic if you can afford it.
        Bike is sold

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        • #5
          High temp Grill paint does the job!
          TDA Racing/Motorsports
          1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
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          Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
          Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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          • #6
            yea im at that stage too but im just gonna have mine media blasted, but what you wanna do is sand it, after you clean it and all, go to the store and buy some engine enamal, its in a chrome can i forgot who makes it but htey have black, yellow blue and all sorts of colors, so you can do something themed too to make it look good and it lasts up to like some insane temp, if its on the block of a motor id say its good for your headers, and its only like 4 bux

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            • #7
              just buy a D&D system for it. why waste your time painting??
              if its got 2 wheels or a skirt....i'll ride it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by soccersteve
                just buy a D&D system for it. why waste your time painting??
                Because I leave at 5:30am and don't want my neighbours to hate me, not to mention the wife when I wake up both kids just by starting the bike .

                A full system may be on my 2006 mod list though.
                Kyle

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                • #9
                  Re: Time to Paint the headers?

                  Originally posted by woobie
                  Don't you think?
                  (180KB for those on Dial up)
                  http://home.cogeco.ca/~kdoubleday/headers%20019.jpg

                  Any recomendations on what to use other than a hightemp engine or exhaust paint?any brands better or worse than others?
                  Looks just like mine! Will be fixed by next week though with need vand h ss2r

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                  • #10
                    Don't forget to strip those. IF you have access to a dremmel, you can get a rust remover adapter, that would take most of that crud off.

                    As for painting them, go with the high heat stuff, or I would suggest something from these guys...

                    http://www.por15.com/

                    Or more so directly to this page
                    http://www.por15.com/subcat.asp?id=4

                    Cheers!
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                    • #11
                      I got some hihg-temp paint from a local auto parts store . Brand is Plasti-Kote , and says it withstands temps to 1500* . Guess I'll find out when I get around to cleaning mine up and painting them ...
                      I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



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                      • #12
                        MD, let me know how that works. I am interested in redoing my 750 headers.
                        Kan-O-Gixxer!
                        -89 Gixxer 1100 Engine
                        -Stage 3 Jet Kit / KNN Pod Filters
                        -Ohlins Susupension
                        -Various Other Mods

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                        • #13
                          actually it works pretty good for a few rides, I use it and I have to repaint about 1500 miles
                          TDA Racing/Motorsports
                          1982 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, 1978 Suzuki GS750 1986 Honda CBR600 Hurricane; 1978 Suzuki GS1100E; 1982 Honda CB750F supersport, 1993 Suzuki Katana GSX750FP. 1981 Suzuki GS1100E (heavily Modified) http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=94258
                          Who knows what is next?
                          Builder of the KOTM Mreedohio september winning chrome project. I consider this one to be one of my bikes also!
                          Please look at this build! http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=91192

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                          • #14
                            I just had mine ceramic coated,I couldn't be more happier with the results,It cost me $65.00 includeing haveing the header sandblasted,A company called Direct Performance Coatings did the job.
                            97 TL1000S,K&N filter,Micron exaust cans,Ceramic coated headers (black),Air box mod,+2 Rear sprocket ,Chrome Rims,Metzeler M1 tires,Polished Chain Guard,Heel Guards,Clutch and Brake Levers and Brake arm

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by THAZKAT
                              actually it works pretty good for a few rides, I use it and I have to repaint about 1500 miles
                              Well that just sucks ! I don't want to have to be repainting stuff every couple of months !
                              I am a fluffy lil cuddly lovable bunny , dammit !



                              Katrider's rally 2011 - md86

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