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12 oz. High Heat Flat Black Protective Enamel Spray Paint

  • Perfect for automotive touch-ups or other high-heat paint jobs
  • Oil-based enamel dries flat and resists chipping and peeling
  • Prevents rust and resists oil, gas, grease, solvents and more
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Product Overview

Rust-Oleum High Heat is a tough protective enamel that renews and protects surfaces subject to intermittent heat up to 2000° F (1093° C). This rust-preventive formula is ideal for automotive parts and more. Rust Oleum Stops Rust Formula.
  • Use on automotive extra-hot exhaust manifolds, headers and more
  • Oil-based formula resists chipping and peeling
  • Flat black finish, dries to the touch in 30 minutes
  • 12 oz. can provides coverage for up to 10 sq. ft.
  • Any-angle spray technology with comfort tip
  • Rust preventive for a long-lasting finish
  • Clean up with mineral spirits
  • Resists oil, gas, grease, rust, road salt, humidity and solvents
  • Actual paint colors may vary from on-screen and printer representations
  • California residents

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Container Size
12 Ounce


Application Method
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Oil Based
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Paint Key Features
High Heat
Paint Product Form
Aerosol Spray
Paint/Stain Clean Up
Mineral Spirits
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Time before recoating (hours)

Warranty / Certifications

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needs to be heated to 450F for 1 hour to cure
I spray painted an antique cast iron surround and summer cover. The thiught was that surround was potentially going to be exposed to high heat since the flame tempeature of natural gas is up there. I mainly went with this paint for its flat finish. It looked exacly as intended but despite days of dry time in climate control the paint kept rubbing off when touched. Running my hand across the surface turned my fingers black. I contacted rustoleum through their website and they replied within 24 hours stating “The High Heat Paint requires a heat cure at 450°F, for 1 hour, to cure and fully harden. Without a heat cure the product will be susceptible to scratching and may rub off.” Unfortunatly they suggested I sand or strip my entire priject to remove the pain and use their Stops Rust Protective Enamel paint instead. The instructions on the can did not call out the full cure procedure. Despite their promp customer service, Im unsatified by the lack of clarity in their product spec and description. Stripping the paint off of a large object thats already been treated with multiple products prior to painting is extremely frustrating and an added unexpected expense.
by Sandra
Response from Rust-OleumSupportAug 2, 2021
We understand the frustrations, Sandra, and we appreciate your feedback. Our Rust-Oleum Automotive High Heat Spray is a specialty coating, which does require heating to fully cure. There are specific heating instructions on the label that detail the process of heating parts on or off the vehicle; either by running the vehicle, or baking them at specific temperatures and times. - Rust-Oleum Product Support 2 Rustoleum
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    Used to paint a fireplace front. Went on easily...
    Used to paint a fireplace front. Went on easily and smooth. Hope it holds up.
    by HomeDepotCustomer
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    Used it for my fireplace, and it looks lovey...
    Used it for my fireplace, and it looks lovey
    by RUSSELL
    • Verified Purchase
    Sprayed 3 coats on a brand new outdoor fire pit over the course of a week. First fire the paint peeled and flaked right off
    by WastedMoney
    Response from Rust-OleumSupportOct 5, 2020
    We appreciat the feedback. Please keep in mind that the Rust-Oleum Automotive High Heat Spray needs to be heated according to the application instruction provided on the product label in order to cure properly. For a fire pit, we recommend using the Rust-Oleum Specialty High Heat Spray to ensure the best results.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-Specialty-12-oz-High-Heat-Satin-Bar-B-Que-Black-Spray-Paint-7778830/202315061 - Rust-Oleum Product Support 5 Rustoleum
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      Easy to use. Has correct pressure and a refined nozzle. Good spray pattern A well-charged can tha...
      Easy to use. Has correct pressure and a refined nozzle. Good spray pattern A well-charged can that makes me feel I got my money's worth. As opposed to some other brands (of aerosol paint), when using a proper spray technique I seldom exhaust the can before depleting its contents. (My most common concern is that others' aerosol paints are undercharged.) Rust-Oleum (I use their industrial primers and paints extensively at work - and about my house.) produces high quality consistent coatings with good solids / volatile proportions, dense pigmentation, yielding good coverage, tenacious adhesion and long wear. On a properly prepared surface, coated under the right conditions, I get the same results with this aerosol as I get with brushing, rolling or spraying the same product. Of course, for the convenience of aerosol, one pays a higher total price for equivalent coverage and DFT. Stands up well to the intended exposure. Survives better than many (supposed) VHT coatings. I recently coated the skirting (not the firebox) of one of my pellet stoves. The result convinced me to use this for all my future springtime refurbishments. I first began using this on ancillary engine compartment parts. So, having it available, I expanded my use to those stoves and similar applications.
      by rod
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      As a contractor it works best for me. We use a lot of RustOleum products.
      As a contractor it works best for me. We use a lot of RustOleum products.
      by Buck
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      • Recommended Product
      Did the job with no problems and easy blending
      Did the job with no problems and easy blending
      by Allegator
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      1 person found this helpful
      High heat product performed very well during application on well...
      High heat product performed very well during application on well sanded forged fireplace tools with brass handles. It covered well and blended multiple light coats without laps or runs. Haven't used them yet in a fire, but look great.
      by JA15101
        works as advertised....
        works as advertised.
        by HomeDepotCustomer
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