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Like the valve cover and air cleaner? Are they not supposed to be painted? Mine is all rust covered and such, and I'd love to give it a fresh coat of Old Ford Blue like the rest of my engine. Any ideas? Is the exhaust manny too hot for paint?
 

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When the factory painted an engine, the over spray ws the only paint put on manifolds. The balance was left cast color. POR 15 (and others I'm sure), make a cast color product for the manifolds that is excellent. It's expensive, but effective.

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Thanks for your help guys... I don't think a blue manny would look THAT bad... hehe
 

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"EXHAUST DETAILING KIT FACTORY GRAY
$ 24.99
Item-no 10132 Z
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Is that what you would use?
 
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I used a wire wheel on a drill to get most of the rust off of mine and a Dremel with a wire wheel to get at the small areas.

I then used high temp paint made for panting barbecues and stoves to paint them. It cost 2.99 at Home Depot.

If you're not going the stock look route this a cheap alternative than the specialty products. Paint your barbecue too while you're at it.

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But...whatever you do.. DON'T BARBECUE ON YOUR EXHAUST MANIFOLD!!!! Hee hee hee.
this safety tip provided by Captain Obvious;)

1968 Coupe, 6cyl Std, Bench Seat. Driven through 10 years of College.
 
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