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Ceramic header coating

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I know this has been gone through before but, now I want to have my

Moriwaki Header ceramic coated.

I am looking for the where, price, turn around time and quality after

some good hard off road miles.

My header is stainless steel but, tarnishes fast...no rust but, gets

ugly. I would like to go black.

I have two bikes here that have Big gun ceramic coated headers and they

both get rust spots through the ceramic coating, I hate that. I thought it would be best to see what others have liked and not liked about there ceramic coatings that they had aplied to their header.

http://xr650r.borynack.com/

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http://www.jet-hot.com/. They do really nice work and the coating lasts forever! Might cost a few $$ but that coating really does lower underhood temps on my corvette so I'd go for it. I just re- wrapped my header pipe with Cool It thermo wrap. Works fine for me and looks decent too. Good luck!

Zack

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I had a steel header for my YZF ceramic coated by a company called Embee Plating in Santa Ana. It worked nice and looked good too. What I was really amazed as was how tough the stuff was and how much of a performance enhancement I got out of it. I just about turned the thing over in third on a section of track Id been over literally hundreds of times, it just kepts pulling and pulling...

Zackman, did you notice a gain in performance after you wrapped your header? Id imagine having the header coated and wrapped you get almost no heat off of it...I would be interesting to see how much of an improvement in HP you'd get with a reverse cone type pipe with that much insulation on the header.

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I dont know if it makes anymore power but it seems to run a little smoother after doing a few wide open throtle runs plus being a lot cooler! I can hold my fingers on the header after a long ride for a few secs without getting burned so it does work for keeping the heat in. I know if you got the header coated outside and inside the pipes, you would prob see something, maybe marginal gains top end but other than that idk. Its worth getting for just the safety reasons alone, I cant count how many right pant legs that have caught on fire while riding! I say go for the coating and if its still too hot, then wrap it.

Zack

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I am going to send my header pipes and collector pipe for my exhaust into http://www.hpcoatings.com simply because their main office is in SLC, less then an hours drive for me to personally drop off the pipes and talk to the guy about what needs done, etc.

Check out their website, the guys I talked to said that they would guarantee the coating against any rust spots, chips, burn throughs, etc for at least a year.

edit:

this is the page you will want to look at:

http://www.hpcoatings.com/motorcycle.htm

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I had the Thunder Alley on my CRF done and I noticed yesterday after washing and cleaning it up that its got some rust spots around the subframe mount where its welded to the cone. Kinda pisses me off really. I like the coating, and it makes a difference, but they did a shitty job.

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http://www.jet-hot.com/. They do really nice work and the coating lasts forever! Might cost a few $$ but that coating really does lower underhood temps on my corvette so I'd go for it. I just re- wrapped my header pipe with Cool It thermo wrap. Works fine for me and looks decent too. Good luck!

Zack

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man i love that frame color, i sure do hate the white.

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I've had great luck with Performance Coatings in Auburn, WA. Brad is great to deal with and they stand behind their product. They are very, very reasonable and quick; plus they have some different colors available as well.

http://www.performancecoatings.com/

Hope this helps.

-steve

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