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Ceramic coated headers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big_truxx, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. big_truxx

    big_truxx 1/2 ton status

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    How does ceramic coating affect the headers? Other than looks of course :D
     
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    Keeps them from rusting. Also susposed to reduce under hood temps a little.
     
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    It keeps the exhaust heat from being absorbed by the metal headers and allows it to be expelled with the exhaust. Plus it looks cool.
     
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    does it help expel the waste gas faster?
     
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    Yes, the ceramic people (Like Jet-Hot) claims that it does.
     
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    :saweet: thats very pleasant news. and good reason to shell out more greenbacks for nice headers :D
     
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    Jet-hot.

    I've never heard anyone say they regretted having it done. Most folks do it for the looks, and are surprised at the performance gains they get in the bargain.
     
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    They're MUCH more durable than Chrome or any other metal... they won't discolor from heat like the others will either. I just purchased a pair myself :D
     
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    I'm not sold on ceramic coatings yet.

    I really like the idea of inside/outside coated headers for heat reduction underhood, however, the ceramic coatings I've seen (jet-hot, hedman) aren't that durable. A scratch or scrape and they will start to rust from my experience.

    Friend sent his headers into jet-hot a couple of times due to coating issues, I don't know as that's been resolved yet.

    Still a lot cheaper than the alternative for longevity though, stainless.
     

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