Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Ehxaust Manifold paint
Several years ago we had a set of headers coated with something that looked like a silver powder coat, and it has held up beautifully. It never was as shiny as chrome, but it hasn't discolored or dulled or anything. I'll try to find out where it was done.
Another option; a stove factory will be able to enamel a manifold for you. A lot of the high end manufacturers, like Jaguar, Packard and Deusenberg used to enamel the exhaust manifolds. It's exceedingly durable.
For paint that you can put on yourself, I've used barbecue grill paint. It lasts a while. Then it goes away.