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I have the Pacesetter header which was ´flame-sprayed´ with the molten aluminum coating to retain heat. In some areas, the finish has discolored or cracked (not in danger of falling off). Can anyone recommend a method to clean up and paint the header using something that won´t melt off during the first use? I´d like to treat the header and paint/cure it and not have to do it again! Thanks
 

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go to your local auto store and tell them you need spray paint for the headers, they´ll give you a can of high temp paint. this stuff does work, but it can be a little expensive. just make sure you take a wire wheel to the headers to get the aluminum coating off so your headers can hold the paint.
 

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The header is already aluminum coated, hmm maybe it is ceramic. Feels like it. Didn´t want to take the coating off however, just to cover it/protect from elements and to make the engine bay look a little nicer. How hot do you suppose a header could get? 700´ ?? Most of the hi-temp paint I´ve seen is supposed to last up to 500-600...
 

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trust me, the paint will work. plus, if the headers hit 700 degrees, that means your pistons are gone, and anything else aluminum as aluminum melts at 820 degrees, and i´m sure that the inside of the motor is hotter than the headers.
 
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