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  • Exhaust Manifold Paint

    Is there any paint that will hold up on an exhaust manifold and if so, what color would be best for my 50. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thanks for your help.

    Jimmie


    1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA
    I'VE SAVED SO MUCH DAYLIGHT THAT THERE'S NO DARK TO SLEEP IN ANYMORE!
    sigpicJimmie
    Orange County, Indiana
    1950 CHAMPION -ORANGE COUNTY, INDIANA

  • #2
    After the engine was completely assembled, they sprayed the complete engine less accessories, with Olive Green Engine Enamel usually with only over-spray on the Exhaust Manifold as it rusts and burns off anyway.

    However for a nice looking engine there is the Studebaker Olive Green Engine Enamel available at most of us Studebaker Vendors at studebakervendors.com which is only about 500-600 degree paint, you could put VHT 1400 degree Manifold and Header Paint under it from your Auto Parts Store, which helps on V-8 heads, should also help on a Six manifold.

    Or for a custom look, you could just use the Cast Iron Gray, or Black VHT Manifold Paint, which when oven baked will hold up the best.

    StudeRich
    Studebakers Northwest
    Ferndale, WA
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      I got tired of painting the exhaust with exhaust paint and even oven baked ceramic (home baked) and having it not last and burn off. I just sent off a pair of exhaust manifolds to Moore Power Coatings ( http://www.moorepower.com/ ) and had them ceramic coat them. Looked great and has a 5 year warranty. After getting those back I sent of a pair of split manifolds for a Stude 6. They came back looking great as well. I will go that route from now on.


      53commander HDTP
      53 Champion HDTP
      64 Champ long bed V8
      64 Champ long bed V8
      55/53 Studebaker President S/R
      53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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      • #4
        I have used the EASTWOOD CO's manifold paint on my cars for years, it is a good product that will last for years. It is available in black and cast iron colors if memory serves. Eastwood is a mailorder co. that specializes in restoration products. www.eastwoodco.com

        Frank van Doorn
        Omaha, Ne.
        1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
        1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
        1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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        • #5
          I used POR-15's brush on header paint with less than desireable results...
          (and I followed the instructional letter to a 'T'...infusing marital beratement for improper use of the family BBQ[V])
          Jeff[8D]



          quote:Originally posted by 41 Frank

          I have used the EASTWOOD CO's manifold paint on my cars for years, it is a good product that will last for years. It is available in black and cast iron colors if memory serves. Eastwood is a mailorder co. that specializes in restoration products. www.eastwoodco.com

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          Jeff


          Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



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          • #6
            After using the Eastwood and POR15 product line for five years, I gave up and had my manifolds chemically coated as well.

            The Eastwood and POR15 methods required me to pull the manifolds EVERY year, blast them and recoat them. Only to have them rust after about two months!

            My local machine shop offers chemical coatings and that has worked now for three years. They blast the manifold(s), apply a thermal barrier to the inside of the manifold, and then treat the outside to their cast iron gray coating. That is baked in an oven at 400* for about an hour. The cost was $150 for the pair of V8 manifolds. Well worth it without the hassle of R/R the manifolds every spring plus the cost of annual blasting and paint purchase.
            www.automotivemachine.net is their website. You can ship your manifolds to them. Call and talk to Jack (the owner) and tell him I sent you!

            Frank Remlinger
            SDC# A004602R
            Frank Remlinger
            Detroit, Michigan
            SDC# A004602R

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            • #7
              I've used both eastwood products for manifolds. Both sucked. We do have a lot of humidity in Fla so maybe that's an issue.

              53commander HDTP
              53 Champion HDTP
              64 Champ long bed V8
              64 Champ long bed V8
              55/53 Studebaker President S/R
              53 Hudson Super Wasp Coupe

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              • #8
                Best and easiest-Rustoleum "BARBEQUE" black. You will never use anything else
                PAUL LAUSCH

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                • #9
                  ...infusing marital beratement for improper use of the family BBQ) Jeff [8D]

                  I'm still on the floor, laughing.
                  I used POR20, grey and it held up on the intake and the exhaust beautifully for over a year now. Both were blasted. My blaster vendor will ceramic as well, but pretty pricey. However, the pain of remove and replace while in the car may be worth it to only do once. The POR-15 heated right up, discolored and flaked to the highway. Learned my lesson.


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                  • #10
                    I have used Calyx Manifold Dressing with very good results. Doesn't blister or burn off.

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