Funny, I spent several hours this morning researching to see if there was anything new on the market to finish my new build.
I had hoped to find a product that had would hold a semi gloss finish and give better resistance to stain and be easier to clean. I had asked my paint vendor to get me data sheets on por15 's black velvet and house of colors high temp line.
The por15's data sheet was vague so I called the info line and talked to one of the manufacturer paint tech's and told him what I was looking for. It turned out that their product is basically the same as everything I've tried before, a silicon based enamel that is flat or satin, porous and not very good at stain resistance.
House of color stopped me cold at the price, $90.00 a pint is no option to be painting a cooker with.
I am even willing to go down in temp. Resistance, say even down to around 700* if I could find something more stain resistant, with my double plating the firebox's, I really don't need an extreme heat paint anymore.
My web research only came across a product by superior industries that sounds promising, but price is up there as we'll, so it may be a no option as we'll.
Thurmalux makes a clear that you can apply as a top coat to their high heat enamel, but is only rated around 600*, I'm going to call next week and talk to the manufacture about this product. I am also thinking about the black metallic stove paint they sell, painting the whole cooker with that, then just clear coating the CC. Just need to find out more about the clear coats properties.