Cylinder head paint

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by srb, Oct 26, 2017.

  1. srb

    srb Well-Known Member

    Hi all, I'm thinking about painting my engine. There are multiple topics about this, but I couldn't find the answer for my question.
    I've bought VHT aluminum color for the intake manifold and VHT flameproof iron color for the exhaust manifold and regarding temperature that will/should be fine.
    But my question is regarding the cylinder heads and then specifically the exhaust ports. I want to paint those red with standard 2k car paint. But I'm not sure if that will hold, does anyone have experience with that? If not, would normal VHT paint suffice or would I be needing flameproof?
  2. srb

    srb Well-Known Member

    No one?
  3. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    I painted the heads on my 350 engine Duplicolor Engine Enamel 1653 red. Works well for me.
  4. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    That hi-heat duplicolor does hold up remarkable well. Make sure all oils are burned off the head (propane torch) before your paint.

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