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Steve30
12-20-2011, 04:58 PM
anyone know a place to get my headers ceramic coated and roughly how much it would cost?

Ceeker
12-20-2011, 05:47 PM
try "brightside customs" Mike:@ 905-205-0775, c: 416-570-8893 tell him Ernie sent you.

it's not cheap I can tell you. call him for a quote. they are in whitby off Brock st.

Michel
12-20-2011, 06:03 PM
I got some VHT flameproof stuff, sanded down my headers and sprayed them.
I 'baked' them by getting bimmersport to install them and running the car lol stunk up the shop real bad. They're holding up just fine too! If you can bake them yourself before installing them, then save yourself the money and buy this for $11.00!

JINT
12-21-2011, 01:39 AM
i know somebody with ceramic coated headers, the ceramic cracks in about a year of hard driving.

Steve30
12-21-2011, 04:51 AM
didn't know mike did ceramic coating. I know him, my friend got his rims done there a couple times. I'll give him a call and see. apparently you need to get them coated inside and out to make sure they don't crack.

try "brightside customs" Mike:@ 905-205-0775, c: 416-570-8893 tell him Ernie sent you.

it's not cheap I can tell you. call him for a quote. they are in whitby off Brock st.

Ceeker
12-21-2011, 09:30 AM
didn't know mike did ceramic coating. I know him, my friend got his rims done there a couple times. I'll give him a call and see. apparently you need to get them coated inside and out to make sure they don't crack.

I think he may do it or he sends them out to someone. they are dirt cheap state side but up here it cost $$$.

propr'one
12-21-2011, 11:50 AM
i know somebody with ceramic coated headers, the ceramic cracks in about a year of hard driving.

Ceramic-coated headers are insulated and hold in more heat (radiating less heat into the engine bay, and more out the exhaust). This additional heat raises the temperature of the headers compared to non-coated ones, and puts a lot more stress on them.

Short version: Ceramic coating headers wont make good headers crack, however, make sure your welds are good and you're using the correct thickness material when making them.

JINT
12-21-2011, 08:06 PM
why not just wrap them, it's ALOT cheaper :)

lgb240
12-24-2011, 06:42 PM
Fireball Coating in Erin

BigD
12-24-2011, 07:40 PM
why not just wrap them, it's ALOT cheaper :)

And it actually works. Ceramic coating helps but it's a few molecules worth of spray, it's not magic. And as you said, it will eventually flake off anyway (Jethot supposedly holds up better than the "local" types, if I were to do coating, I'd only ship to a Jethot coater). If heat management is the goal, wrapping is the only way to go.