Dupli-Color High Heat Ceramic paint for header


25 replies to this topic
  • Huffa 2

Posted July 07, 2007 - 10:00 AM

#1

That's some good paint, my header looks better then stock now.

The finish is like a satin, has a nice sheen to it but not too much (far nicer then the flat look).......

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Primed it 1st with their ceramic primer

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Once my wife goes away then in the oven it goes for 2 hours at 300 degrees to cure it. (what it says on can)

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  • butcharin

Posted July 07, 2007 - 10:35 AM

#2

That stuff works great and it looks good:thumbsup:

  • ogrider650

Posted July 07, 2007 - 12:32 PM

#3

i used the high heat bar b que stuff for my stock header and pipe when it was all scratched and it looked good for at least 6 months, but that looks real good im gonna have to try it, can you post pics of the after cooking lol

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 07, 2007 - 01:10 PM

#4

i used the high heat bar b que stuff for my stock header and pipe when it was all scratched and it looked good for at least 6 months, but that looks real good im gonna have to try it, can you post pics of the after cooking lol


Yea, I used the barbeque too and while it worked OK, never liked how flat the paint was. I found a brand that had great sheen but that was years ago and can't remember :thumbsup: what brand it was but this stuff even seems better, I won't forget this brand for sure! :thumbsup:

Sure I can take a after oven shot and guess your wondering if the sheen will dull some, I am too.

Most likely the header would cure fine from just normal riding but I would rather oven cure it if possible.

I'll sneak it in tonight when my wifes sleeping, just got to make sure the smoke alarm is dissconnected till it's all done. :busted:

  • exaresix

Posted July 07, 2007 - 05:57 PM

#5

Beautiful job! So many people are going to an aftermarket header. With the right finish, I think the stock header is the nicest of all.

  • HotRod35

Posted July 07, 2007 - 06:11 PM

#6

where did ya get that stuff at the ceramic paint I mean not to sound dum or anything but will that keep the heat down like ceramic coating so as to not have the hot leg treatment on a hot day?

  • pwrpapa

Posted July 07, 2007 - 06:40 PM

#7

Did you bead blast the header pipe? Looks great lets see if it will hold up.
Let us know if it flakes off after you run the bike.

  • motoxerc0

Posted July 07, 2007 - 06:42 PM

#8

It looks greatt. I have always have good luck with Dupli color paints wether it be anodize paint or high heat. I hope it holds up well. Let me know

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 08, 2007 - 02:26 AM

#9

Hey All, glad you like :thumbsup:

I did not bead blast it and take all factory paint off, just wire wheeled bad areas at front where rust started to occur, sanded whole pipe and painted it up.

STOCK it has some kind of green primer coating underneath it, :busted: never saw that on a header before?

I tried at 1st to use Rustoleum Industrial High Heat on it and it covered different on the bare spots then on the factory paint, never had that happen before and that's why I was glad to find a high heat primer. :thumbsup: I didn't like the flatness of the rustoleum anyway :cheers:

Here it is before and after it's 2 hour/400 degree oven cooking.

Can says 300 at 2 hours or 400 at 90 minutes, I did the 400 but fell a sleep for an extra 1/2 hour or so last night :bonk:

Really doesn't look much different, maybe just a hair duller ?

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after ........

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  • Huffa 2

Posted July 08, 2007 - 03:11 AM

#10

where did ya get that stuff at the ceramic paint I mean not to sound dum or anything but will that keep the heat down like ceramic coating so as to not have the hot leg treatment on a hot day?


Any auto parts store that sells dupli paints should have it.

I have no idea if the ceramic in this paint will help the coolness factor at all and I'm sure it in no way compares to if you have your pipe ceramic coated professionally but maybe it does help some, no way of knowing unless it was tested in a sceintific controlled manor in a lab I guess?

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  • bork

Posted July 08, 2007 - 12:40 PM

#11

They do look good. Wait till some red clay hits em! I wander if the clay will not stick? I notice the spray can said with ceramic. That could just be a marketing gimmick. Like putting in a pinch makes it legal to say "with ceramic". Hope I'm wrong. Time will tell. Keep us informed. If you guys want to do yourself real ceramic coating, I think there is a link at a diesel truck site I visit. Its not that big of a job, but you do need to sandblast. I understand its got to be really clean. and I think you use your standard oven the same. pm me if you guys want me to search & post the link.

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 22, 2007 - 07:03 AM

#12

:excuseme: :banghead: :thumbsdn:

It's NOT holding up, no idea why ? Started happening almost right away.

Note how dull/grey the paint got too.

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  • HeadTrauma

Posted July 24, 2007 - 11:38 PM

#13

I haven't been real impressed with too many "high heat" paints, especially not Dupli-Color. Rustoleum/Krylon/etc BBQ & Stove paint is all I have ever had work decently. Prep is also very important. Sandblasted metal will hold the paint much better than just smooth pipes. I have a stainless header that I don't worry about.

I don't know what Honda put on there, but it's some of the toughest header paint I've seen.

If I ever have the turbo parts off of my Mustang, I might prep and paint them with some VHT 1500 degree paint. If it comes off, I'm letting the iron rust again. That stuff easily gets over 1600 and glows red after hard driving. :busted:

  • tdamore

Posted July 25, 2007 - 02:01 AM

#14

i used the high heat bar b que stuff for my stock header and pipe when it was all scratched and it looked good for at least 6 months, but that looks real good im gonna have to try it, can you post pics of the after cooking lol


nothing is gonna make that pig look good dude :p :p LOL j/k

  • jeanluconze

Posted July 25, 2007 - 07:59 AM

#15

:excuseme: :banghead: :thumbsdn:

It's NOT holding up, no idea why ? Started happening almost right away.

Note how dull/grey the paint got too.


OUCH! Oh well, nice try. :applause: At least you helped some fellow riders avoid duplicolor. Thanks

  • evomx971

Posted July 25, 2007 - 12:01 PM

#16

Interesting. As I started to read the post and saw you were using the Duplicolor ceramic, I was wondering how it was going to turn out.

I used the same paint last year, only white on my '94 header. I used a scotchbrite to prep and was really stoked with how it looked when I got done. I didn't use primer and I didn't bake it in the oven.

On the first ride it was bubbling off just like yours did in pretty much the same spots. After the initial flaking though, the rest has stayed on just fine. It's not like it keep flaking until it was all off, just the first couple of rides.

I was bummed my snazzy paint job didn't hold up. I haven't bothered with repainting it again. Looks kinda tough the way it is.

I'm convinced it has something to do with the weird green primer stuff Honda puts on at the factory. I don't think it reacts well with the duplicolor or something.

  • martinfan30

Posted July 25, 2007 - 12:45 PM

#17

:excuseme: :banghead: :thumbsdn:

It's NOT holding up, no idea why ? Started happening almost right away.

Note how dull/grey the paint got too.

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looked so sano too!:rant:

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 25, 2007 - 01:55 PM

#18

Interesting. As I started to read the post and saw you were using the Duplicolor ceramic, I was wondering how it was going to turn out.

I used the same paint last year, only white on my '94 header. I used a scotchbrite to prep and was really stoked with how it looked when I got done. I didn't use primer and I didn't bake it in the oven.

On the first ride it was bubbling off just like yours did in pretty much the same spots. After the initial flaking though, the rest has stayed on just fine. It's not like it keep flaking until it was all off, just the first couple of rides.

I was bummed my snazzy paint job didn't hold up. I haven't bothered with repainting it again. Looks kinda tough the way it is.

I'm convinced it has something to do with the weird green primer stuff Honda puts on at the factory. I don't think it reacts well with the duplicolor or something.


That's what I think to. 1st thing I did is try heavy duty paint remover to take it all down to bare metal, it didn't do a thing, didn't bubble the paint one bit.

This is the 1st header I ever painted that DIDN'T hold up and I painted lots of headers in my time.

I'm going to get that baby jet coated eventually, that I really like.

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 25, 2007 - 01:56 PM

#19

looked so sano too!:rant:


Yea, it lookED :lol:

  • Huffa 2

Posted July 25, 2007 - 01:58 PM

#20

OUCH! Oh well, nice try. :applause: At least you helped some fellow riders avoid duplicolor. Thanks


Well maybe it will work OK on a none green primered header,:excuseme: who knows?





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