Since a new set of headers might increase performance, I ordered a set from Sumitt racing and they came with whats called a protective coating to prevent rust. They suggested mounting the headers and running until the paint burned off, then remove and apply real high temp paint. Since that idea seemed like a whole lotta work? I decided to remove the cheap paint first..EaSY PEASY right,, Sand blaster, well My small compressor wasn't up to the task..Paint stripper, talked to a couple of folks, they tell me air craft stripper just peels that paint right off. As you can see by my photos, this is not exactly correct. Took me two applications of the paint stripper and a steel scrubby pad, then attack it with the sand blaster. Finally got it stripped off enough for the VHT primer coat which I did tonight in my closed in garage. NOT a good idea, makes you a bit loopy. The VHT High temp paint comes in an a bunch of colors, but I just selected a steel or gray finish. One header down, one more to go..