How to Ceramic Paint Your Headers
Headers or exhaust manifolds get extremely hot and often discolor and rust. Using a good ceramic paint can help prevent, or at least drastically slow, the deterioration process, leaving your exhaust looking great for a long time.
This video is a great step-by-step guide to correctly painting your exhaust, from the first steps of cleaning and scuffing the pipes to the final step, which is baking on the coating to cure it and lock in the protective barrier. YouTuber milanmastracci walks you through each step with great attention to detail, such as protecting the flanges and keeping them free of the ceramic, which can cause exhaust leaks.
Give this video a watch if you want to see the process before you dive into coating your own exhaust, it might save you some headaches along the way!