If you are like me, you probably don't like the look of burnt paint on your newly rebuilt or freshened up engine. I'm talking about around the exhaust ports and intake manifold cross over. I spray high temperature header paint on the areas that I am worried about and then apply the colour coat. See the photos below (I know, wrong colour of blue). This works great and you can also paint your exhaust manifolds flat black or what ever colour header paint you can get and they will stay nice and not rust.
A nice tip - thank you for that