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Paining the heat exchangers

So.. I removed the heat exchangers on my 74 1.8. I am replacing the push rod tube seals.

I am wondering about painting the exchangers, and was looking for some suggestions as to what kind of paint to use?

Thanks in advance!

Mike
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High temp paint, caliper paint. You must remove all the rust from metal or the paint will not hold. It is very difficult, unless you have a media blaster on hand.
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I tried painting my muffler with the cheap high temp stuff from the local APS. Watched it fry and flake after about 30 sec of running. I spent a lot of time preping and cleaning... a little p.o. when it flaked that fast.
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Get them ceramic coated. IT will last, even on old metal.
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Paint won't last long on the heat exchangers. Ask me how i know. Stainlees Steel HE's or have your's ceramic coated. They will last longer than the car.
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high temp engine paint will work on the flapper boxes but for the heat exchangers you will have to use header paint as a minimum. Jet Hot is better but expensive.
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