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Old 02-12-2018, 10:23 AM   #21
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And yes I know...the intake is white. I like it like that
Is that cast blast? Looks more like the high heat BBQ paint. My current waffle manifold is painted with that stuff and holding up great but my new repo exhaust manifold id like to keep the cast look to it.
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Old 02-12-2018, 10:48 AM   #22
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Is that cast blast? Looks more like the high heat BBQ paint. My current waffle manifold is painted with that stuff and holding up great but my new repo exhaust manifold id like to keep the cast look to it.
Very good eye there SeaSlug.
Yep, high heat BBQ paint, works great, lasts long and won't break the bank.
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I wire brushed the rust off a used manifold and painted it with Cast Blast . I let the paint cure on the shelf untill I was ready to use it . The manifold still looks purdy good after 12 years . I figured that there was no need in spending much on manifold paint . In some cases the manifold will need replacement before the paint completely fails .
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:50 PM   #24
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Anybody use "Calyx Manifold Dressing"? Saw it online and wondered how it compares with other paints mentioned in this thread:

http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/manifold-dressing
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:17 PM   #25
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Here is a couple pictures of one I just finished using cast blast.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:35 PM   #26
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oooh shes purdy. Im sold! How did you guys cure it? Ive got all the time in the world as its Feb in central IL. So wont be messing with manifolds till i dont need to wear gloves. Time and letting it sit in a warm house or does it need to be cured in an oven?

Also is 1 can just enough for one manifold? i have 2 manifolds i need to paint and unsure if one can will be enough...
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You can probably do two manifolds with one can. It'll be close.
You can cure it in an oven or a barbecue grill. I use a propane torch and play it over the manifold while checking it with a laser thermometer. You have to get it to at least 400 degrees to cure it. If you get up closer to 500 it will begin to smoke some.
I did my first one in the oven at home. Glad my wife was away on a business trip for a few days. Really stunk up the house.
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You can probably do two manifolds with one can. It'll be close.
You can cure it in an oven or a barbecue grill. I use a propane torch and play it over the manifold while checking it with a laser thermometer. You have to get it to at least 400 degrees to cure it. If you get up closer to 500 it will begin to smoke some.
I did my first one in the oven at home. Glad my wife was away on a business trip for a few days. Really stunk up the house.
Noted on the oven haha. Hmm i got an old bbq grill that can be used. Has anyone found this stuff in a store? I plan to check Big R, TSC, Farm N Fleet, Ace, and some of the auto parts places. I coulda sworn ive seen it somewhere.
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Nothing was used from the factory. It was plain cast, hence the use of the "cast blast" coating to simulate the look of just cast iron.
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Old 02-16-2018, 02:58 PM   #30
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https://streettechmag.com/2015/05/04...aust-manifold/

found this article using slip plate - looks nice. Not sure on the longevity or if everytime you touch it comes off on your fingers...
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Model A Suppliers sell CAST-BLAST.
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Old 02-17-2018, 02:30 PM   #32
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I used cast blast on a manifold last summer, here's a photo. It's not a wrinkle finish. I haven't cured it in any way yet, I just put it on the engine which I'll be getting started in a few weeks.
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I used cast blast on a manifold last summer, here's a photo. It's not a wrinkle finish. I haven't cured it in any way yet, I just put it on the engine which I'll be getting started in a few weeks.
IS that a special manifold that is missing the bolt holes for the intake? Looks great otherwise
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IS that a special manifold that is missing the bolt holes for the intake? Looks great otherwise

Looks like tape on the area, though I'd paint everything.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:16 PM   #35
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Yep, masking tape painted with Cast Blast hiding the holes.
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