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philipstjohn

Best header paint- stock XR650R?

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Anyone use something special which has lasted and worked for the XR 650 R stock header? Please let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions. Thanks...:thumbsup:

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I just recently used dupli color ceramic heat paint on a 94L and was really liking how it turned out.

I thought it would hold up great but it started chipping away in no time.

Possibly it isn't the paints fault and you MUST take all the stock paint off 1st? The stock has some sort of green primer underneath.

I never had paint chip (dime/quarter size) before on header so it must have something to do with either that green primer or the ceramic in paint, I'm just not sure.

It also greyed and got flat very quick from color you see here so I guess I can't recommend it :excuseme:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=527559&highlight=dupli+color

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i can't remember the name, i will check when i get home, but i used 1200 deg black spray paint that is made for painting engine blocks on my 600 header about 6 months ago and i looks just as good as it did the day i painted it, and i ride every day! I know you can get it at Kragen auto, Pep Boys, Walmart ect....

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I ground off the guards on my pipes and repainted with Home Depot BBQ black.

Holds up great.

-Z

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i can't remember the name, i will check when i get home, but i used 1200 deg black spray paint that is made for painting engine blocks on my 600 header about 6 months ago and i looks just as good as it did the day i painted it, and i ride every day! I know you can get it at Kragen auto, Pep Boys, Walmart ect....

Thanks...I will check back later... sounds like alot of fans of the BBQ paints...How hot can the header get? Any ideas?

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jet coated mine silver. looks great and moves the heat out too...xr650rrightside.jpg
Stupid question, what is jet coat? Is that a brand? That looks pretty good. I might want to do that to my L. Do you have a temp dipstick? Can you tell much difference? I was thinking about doing the wrap as well.

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jet coated mine silver. looks great and moves the heat out too...

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I like that man. VERY NICE !!!

Will that hold up for like, EVER ??

Where would we find that in the yellow pages? Under what?

Did you send yours out to have it done? I just might do it.

You even had the sheild done?

How much ?

IS IT GUARRENTEED TO NEVER COME OFF ?

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I polished mine all the way out,no paint,it looks good for a while,but you have to touch it up about every 6 months,depending on how much you ride,Id like to find a clear coat,hi heat resistant coating to spray it with,no luck.

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jet coated mine silver. looks great and moves the heat out too...xr650rrightside.jpg

that looks killer! where do you get that paint?

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I sand blasted mine first and then used high temp ceramic header paint. I think it was Dulpi. I got it at Auto Zone. Works great so far.

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BBQ Paint. Cheap, effective, easy to do. My kinda mod. :p

You CHEAT ! :busted:

Some barbecue goes on flat, that :naughty: I don't like at all. I had this satin stuff that really worked well, :banghead: can't remember what brand it was though.

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