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The Ultimate in High Temp Performance Coatings

Paints, ceramic coatings, dyes and chemical products for automotive, hardware and household applications. These products set the standard for durability, rust and corrosion control, extreme weather protection, chemical resistance and high temperature tolerance.

VHT Product Usage Guide

Helping you choose and apply the right paint for:
A finish coat is only as good as the surface it is coating.

We are frequently asked if VHT Engine Enamels can be painted over a primer or other old paint on the engine. To obtain the best results we recommend the parts be stripped clean of any old paint or primer. Wipe down the surface to be painted with grease and wax remover and prep with either Shellite or brake cleaner. For maximum adhesion and colour consistency we recommend applying VHT Engine Primer (SP148).

If the old paint is intact, remove any dirt, rust, grease, loose paint, etc and lightly sand to a dull finish. Wipe down the surface with grease and wax remover then prep with either Shellite or brake cleaner.

The topcoat is only as good as the base coat or condition of the metal. If the substrate gives way, the topcoat will follow.

Always follow the instructions on the back of the VHT can.

Before you start painting please read “Applying VHT Spray Paint.”

Engine, Transmission and Rear End
Exhaust Manifold, Catalytic Converter and Headers
Chassis and Suspension Parts
VHT Engine Enamels have excellent durability and superior heat (287ºC) and solvent resistance. Specially formulated to withstand corrosion, rust, salt spray solvents and additives in today’s petrol blends and degreasers. The range includes OEM colours. VHT Flameproof Coatings are a matte finish, ceramic base silicone designed specifically for automotive headers and exhaust systems. They allow heat and moisture to pass through the metal and coating to prevent rust from forming. No primer is required before applying. Rated to 2000ºF (1093ºC). VHT Roll Bar & Chassis Paint is a one-step epoxy ester resin system that stops rust from forming on all types of metal. Formulated to give the appearance and durability of a baked-on finish. It provides a porcelain-like finish that is chemical, corrosion, rust and salt resistant.
Recommended products:
VHT 287ºC Engine Enamel Range and Engine Metallic Range
Recommended products:
VHT Flameproof Coating Range
Recommended products:
VHT Roll Bar & Chassis Range
Underhood Original Finish Metal Detail Paints
Radiator Restoration
Engine Compartment, Firewalls, Brackets and Accessories
VHT Detail Paints are specially formulated to duplicate look of many unpainted metal parts. Most engine paints are too thick for radiator use because they can interfere with the heat transfer and block airflow between the cooling fins. This factory-finish aerosol withstands high heat and is just the right gloss and thickness to match most OEM finishes, and is ideal for radiator applications. It is 287ºC chemical resistant. With VHT 550ºF (287ºC) chemical resistant gloss, satin and flat black finishes, no primer is required. Just clean, degrease, and prepare the parts well. Then spray for a ‘factory-like’ appearance. This paint is heat resistant to 550ºF (287ºC), and protects against fading, cracking and chalking.
Recommended products:
VHT Nu-Cast Manifold Coating
VHT Nu-Cast Engine Enamels
VHT Chrome Plate Finish
Recommended product:
GM Satin Black (SP139)
Recommended products:
GM Satin Black (SP139)
Flat Black (SP130)
Gloss Black (SP124)
Chrome and Stainless Steel Header Bluing Prevention
Wrinkle Plus
Valve Covers
VHT Flameproof Coating dramatically reduces the discolouration due to heat on chrome, stainless steel and aluminium headers. VHT White Flameproof Coating reduces heat concentration, increases airflow and allows the engine to operate at maximum performance. By using one can of coating inside the ports of each header, exterior bluing may be reduced by up to 85%. VHT Wrinkle Plus duplicates the OEM match finish for many factory muscle cars. It is 350ºF (176ºC) heat resistant and resists colour fading, grease, degreasers and severe weather conditions. This tough durable finish is extremely resistant to rust, corrosion, chipping and cracking. No matter what look you are trying to achieve, whether it is an original factory finish, a newly cast aluminium or cast iron look or even a wrinkle finish, VHT has the right coating for the job. For newly cast aluminium or cast iron look use VHT Nu-Cast products. Just clean and degrease, then spray for a newly cast appearance. Both paints are heat resistant to 550ºF (287ºC), and protect against fading, cracking and chalking. No primer required.
Recommended product:
Flat White Flameproof Coating (SP101)
Recommended products:
VHT Wrinkle Plus Range
Recommended product:
VHT Wrinkle Plus Range
VHT Nu-Cast Manifold Paint — SP998
VHT Nu-Cast Engine Paints —SP995, SP997
Alternators, Generators and Starters
Plate Finish “Look”
VHT Engine and Nu-Cast Enamels are ideal for use on all generators, starters, brake fluid reservoir and air-conditioning units. They are extremely chemical resistant after curing, and can withstand the extreme heat build-up associated with under hood parts. They closely replicate newly cast OEM parts or OEM factory-like finishes. Ideal for restoration or rebuilder projects. Use on alternator pulleys, carburetor and transmission linkages, coil clamps. Excellent for touch-up, refinishing and decorative applications. It withstands temperatures up to 275ºF (135ºC).

Please Note:
  • Paint colour is bright silver
  • Do not use any clear coat finish
  • Non-trafficable
  • Cannot be polished
  • Colour of cap is not the paint colour
  • touching the painted surface will leave marks
Recommended product:
Nu-Cast Aluminium (SP995)
Nu-Cast Cast Iron (SP997)
Gloss Black (SP124)
GM Satin Black (SP139)
Recommended product:
Chrome Spray (SP5251)
Self Priming Corrosion and Rust Prevention Paints
Custom Anodised Finishes
Ceramic Internal Engine Coatings
VHT Epoxy—All Weather paint contains one-step epoxy ester resin which dries to create an exceptional rust and corrosion resistant finish. The rust inhibitors, which are added to this already fortified resin, produce a tough rust-proof barrier when applied to new or properly prepared metal substrates. No primer required. VHT Anodised Colour Coat is a non-tarnishing coating formulated to give a plated or anodised look to aluminium, plated or polished metal surfaces. Will withstand a temperature of 350ºF (176ºC). Ideal for use over chrome and stainless steel accessories, including valve covers and steel braided lines and hoses. VHT Flameproof Coating is unique. It is a ceramic base silicone designed for use on internal gas combustion engines. It will protect pistons, valves and oil pans from heat and wear. VHT White (SP101) will increase thermal efficiency and overall performance. No primer is required when the surface is properly prepared.
Recommended products:
VHT Epoxy Paint Range
Recommended products:
VHT Anodised Colour Coat Range
Recommended product:
Flat White (SP101)
Underbody Exhaust Pipe and Muffler Coatings
Roll Bar Paint
External Gas Tank Protectant
These VHT coatings are specifically designed to withstand high temperatures, extreme weather, rust and corrosion which makes them ideal for exhaust system protections. VHT Roll Bar Paint does not require the use of a PRIMER. It provides a porcelain-hard finish that resists chipping on roll bars and push bars, and is chemical, corrosion, rust and salt resistant. VHT Epoxy Paint is a unique one-step epoxy coating, which does not require the use of a primer. It provides an exceptional rust, corrosion and chemical resistant finish. Ideal for metal, aluminium, fiberglass and plastic.
Recommended product:
Flat White (SP101)
Flat Black (SP102)
Flat Grey (SP104)
Flat Silver (SP106)
Flat Aluminium (SP117)
Nu-Cast Flameproof Manifold (SP998)
Recommended products:
Gloss Black (SP670)
Satin Black (SP671)
Recommended product:
Gloss Black (SP650)
Satin Black (SP652)
General Purpose Enamels
VHT Quick Coat is a premium enamel that provides extra hide and durability for interior or exterior applications. This tough durable coating prevents corrosion of properly prepared surfaces, is fast drying, lead-free and ozone safe. VHT Quick Coat provides a rich weather-resistant gloss finish to most surfaces.    
Recommended product:
VHT Quick Coat Enamel Range
Strip Fast Paint Remover Rust Converter and Treatment  
VHT Strip Fast Paint and Varnish Remover is designed to remove base/clear coatings from aluminium, fibreglass and metals. It easily removes urethanes, polyurethanes, enamels, lacquers, epoxy and primers. With one or two applications, it lifts coatings to allow easy removal by flushing or scraping. VHT Rust Converter (spray can) and VHT Rust Treatment (liquid bottle) destroys rust on contact and forms a black metal-protecting coating that stops rust from forming. Specifically formulated for application over metal, body filler or fibreglass.  
Recommended product:
VHT Strip Fast Paint Remover (SP575)
Recommended products:
VHT Rust Converter (SP229),
VHT Rust Treatment (SP880)
Dashboards and Kick Panels, Wire Holders and Heater Box Restoration
Gloss and Satin Finishes
Textured Finishes
When painting automotive interiors, a hard durable long-lasting finish is the key. VHT provides the enthusiast and the professional with three excellent choices of finishes. Lacquer finishes do not build up layers, making them ideal for refinishing moving parts. VHT lacquers provide a high gloss finish, as found in many of today’s production cars such as Mustangs and Corvettes. For a gloss or satin finish as found in most standard cars, trucks and tractors, use VHT Epoxy All Weather Paints. VHT Epoxy finishes are extremely hard and durable and are ideal for use in high traffic areas or where a long-lasting scuff and scratch resistant surface is required. For textured finishes, see VHT Wrinkle Paint.
Recommended products:
Gloss Black (SP607)
Gloss White (SP609)
Clear (SP610)
Recommended products:
VHT Epoxy All Weather Paint range
Recommended products:
VHT Wrinkle Plus Range
Vinyl, Plastic and Untreated Leather Finish
VHT penetrating Colour Dye is not paint, but a true dye that permanently changes or restores the original colour. It is extremely resistant to cracking or fading. It can be used on soft or hard vinyl, plastic or leather. Existing colours can be dyed to a lighter or darker colour. It is a one-step process that is easy to apply. It dries extremely fast for a colourfast detergent-resistant finish.    
Recommended products:
VHT Penetrating Colour Dye range
Primers Specific Uses Selecting and Applying
a Primer
VHT Primers are excellent foundations for any alkalyd, acrylic, epoxy or synthetic lacquer paint products. They provide a tough, air-dry base coat with excellent adhesion to intermediate and top coatings. These primers are specially formulated to fill scratches or pin holes caused by sanding or body fillers. They prepare the surface for finish painting, as well as form a strong corrosion barrier.

VHT Prime Coat™ air dries quickly and can be sanded for multi-layer build-ups, the method most frequently used by professional builders for obtaining optimum smoothness on flat surfaces and contoured surfaces. These primers can be used on metal, fiberglass, masonry, wood and most plastic surfaces. They are ideal for home, automotive, marine, aviation, farm and industrial uses.

  • VHT Prime Coat™ products do not have any heat resistance

  • Do not use for any application requiring
    heat resistance
Red Oxide is used on iron and cast or pot metals where oxidation is a problem. Wipe surface with a solution of half vinegar and half water to remove oxidation, rinse thoroughly and let dry. Prime the metal within 24 hours of this process with thin even coats. Lightly sand between coats for the best results.

Zinc Chromate Yellow is used on aluminium surfaces where oxidation causes most primers to lift. It should also be used for surfaces where the substrate has a tendency to flex due to rapid changes in temperature or lack of support. Prime and finish both sides of the aluminium for long lasting results.
Choose a primer close to the same colour that you will be using for a finish coat, but not the same colour. If you will be using a white for a finish coat, a light grey primer is recommended. This will allow you to easily see if you are applying thin, even coats when finishing, and will reduce the paint build up due to making a drastic colour change. Test the finish coat for compatibility of the primer before starting.

Mask off all areas not to be painted with the paper extending at least 18 inches from the area to be painted. When masking off the area to be sprayed, apply tape far enough away from the area to allow room to feather the spray. Placing the masking tape too close will cause unwanted ridges in the finish coat. Do not paint on windy days, or in dusty surroundings.

Spot prime all areas with exposed metal, scratches and pin holes with two or three very light coats of primer. The primer will dry in 30 to 45 minutes for sanding purposes, lightly sand with 400 to 600 grit wet and dry sandpaper making sure to feather all edges. Rinse thoroughly and wipe with a tack cloth. If scratches are still visible, repeat the process.

Spray VHT primers, using long even strokes, lengthening each stroke on the spray pattern. This will feather the edges as you spray, reducing the need for heavy sanding. For best results, apply the finish coat one or two hours after the final sanding is completed.
Recommended products:
VHT Prime Coat™ range:
SP301 White
SP302 Dark Grey
SP303 Red Oxide
SP304 Light Grey
SP305 Black
SP306 Yellow Zinc Chromate
SP307 Self-etching Primer
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