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Hot Stuff Exhaust Manifold Dressing

Specs
Color:
Silver
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Liquid Measurement:
2.0
Garage Sale:
No
Peak Temperature:
2400
Notes
A 2 oz. container will do 2-4 manifolds on average.
Hot Stuff Exhaust Manifold Dressing
Hot Stuff Exhaust Manifold Dressing
Hot Stuff Exhaust Manifold Dressing

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What's in the Box

Hot Stuff is more than just ordinary header paint. This space-age blend of stainless steel and ceramic compounds is the ideal coating for cast iron exhaust manifolds! It withstands 2400F° (manifolds rarely exceed 1200°F). Only minimal preparation is required. Easily applied with a small brush or a rag. Coating heat-cures by simply running the engine for 10 minutes. Leaves a durable, raw cast iron appearance.

A 2 oz. container will do 2-4 exhaust manifolds on average. Not recommended for tube steel headers.

Customer Reviews

Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
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Aaron12
Verified Purchaser
Oklahoma, USA
Product Rating

Disappointed with this product

February 13, 2015
I applied just as instructions said. I baked it in the oven because I was building a new engine and was not going to be running the engine for a while. First, it did not look like raw cast iron. It looked like cheap silver, aluminum fake chrome something or another. Second, it bubbled up like bubble wrap. When i touched them the next day the bubbles popped and left chips in the finish. Overall I just wasn't pleased. It wasn't the look I was looking for. Not sure why it bubbled up, but it did go on easy like it said. The color is definitely not raw cast iron.
Pros:
  • easy on
Cons:
  • does not look like raw cast iron
No, I would not recommend this product.
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bob68
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derby, kansas
Product Rating

I was impressed

September 30, 2014
product applied easily and dried quickly. there was no odor even while being cured in the oven (while wife was gone). I haven't driven the vehicle since applying so can say how it lasts, It will not cover 4 sets of manifolds though, I used the entire can on a pair of Y-Block ram horn manifolds.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tony13
Verified Purchaser
Holland, MI, USA
Product Rating

Exhaust Coating .

May 28, 2014
This Hot Stuff for coating you exhaust manifold is the BEST..Easy to apply,looks GREAT when its cured... And have plenty left for two more coats....beats that cheap spray on stuff that won't last...Best product I've run across for the job !!!!!
Pros:
  • go's on easy & looks great !
Cons:
  • ..none what so ever !
Yes, I recommend this product.
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4tfred
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Bellevue, Washington
Product Rating

Not at all satisfied with this product!

July 20, 2011
Cleaned the manifolds to bear metal. Hot stuff did not come out at all like I expected, even tho the manifolds were baked in an oven to cure as per instructions. Suggest having them ceramic coated professionally!!
No, I would not recommend this product.
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Old Henry II
Maple Grove, MN
Product Rating

Just what I needed.

June 22, 2012
This product was just what I needed. I had unsightly rust spots on my manifolds and used this to cover over them. It went on beautifully and looked great after heat curing it with a 10 minute drive. I have plenty left over after doing both stock manifolds on my SBC from a single can.
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Flip Senior
Verified Purchaser
Knoxville TN.
Product Rating

I would buy this product again.

May 05, 2012
Exhaust manifold looks great even after running engine for several hours.
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Truckerdawg
Brunswick, GA
Product Rating

It's Not Fancy, But It Works

February 15, 2011
Clean all the rust and grease from the cast iron. Liberally coat the manifold as the stuff will melt down onto and seems like into the metal surface when heated as directed. But you probably will need 2 cups for a V8. The cast silver color lasts much better than any paint I've ever used!
Pros:
  • Easy To Install
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

2 questions : 2 answers

1 answers

whats the diff from this product and the Black Satin Coating. and would you happen to know is this kinda the same stuff apexi use for there products

eclipsegsx
south milwaukee, wi
February 11, 2011

whats the diff from this product and the Black Satin Coating. and would you happen to know is this kinda the same stuff apexi use for there products

Answers

February 15, 2011
Waymon
The main difference between these two exhaust dressings is, HOT STUFF, Item #: 91044079 is made for cast iron exhaust only. And Techline Black Satin Coating Item #: 91044086 is for Steel Tube and also Cast Iron exhaust manifolds. Both are ceramic compounds.
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got this stuff from you guys worked great used it once then put it away in a sealed bag away from heat and cold went to get it out to use the stuff dried up. bummer i say. do you know if i can mix it with anything to bring it back to life like acetone or thinner?

bmita
ohio
May 09, 2015

got this stuff from you guys worked great used it once then put it away in a sealed bag away from heat and cold went to get it out to use the stuff dried up. bummer i say. do you know if i can mix it with anything to bring it back to life like acetone or thinner?

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May 12, 2015
John
Expert
Sorry for the unsatisfactory shelf life. Since Hot Stuff is not a paint you could try Lacquer thinner with a small portion to see if there is promising results.
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