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best polish for ceramic headers??

Whats the best polish to use on ceramic coated headers???

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They call it ceramic, but I think it's actually an aluminum alloy of some sort. (open for critiques) Although I've never tried to polish mine, I would try some good ol Never dull, or some of that Mothers 'power metal'.

I just noticed tonight after a little ride, my well seasoned engine and Jet Hot coated super comps are turning white and flaking off. ALL 8!

When I took delivery of these headers last year, I snapped some good pics of the super thin coating they applied. It didn't look that good at all. I suppose they will be getting a call.
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I purchased a set of Hooker Headers and Side Pipes from Jet Hot, pre-coated with Sterling Silver. When they came in, they had areas that had a white powder coating on them that would not rub off. I called Jet Hot and was told that this was the abrasive compound used to polish at the factory and it should come off with Mother's, and it did. Point being, why didn't they do this before they left the factory?

After about 500 miles of street use, the headers turned gray about 6-8" from the heads. I called Jet Hot and they said I must be running lean and exceeded their 1300* max temperature. I asked if they would re-coat if I pay shipping, NOT! They suggested replacing them with the new Extreme Sterling rated at 1700*F?

I have too much invested to change, but when the time comes, I will not buy Jet Hot products!
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hedmann recommends just using 000 steel wool.the polishes leave behind oily resudue that will turn the headers color.
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I purchased a set of Hooker Headers and Side Pipes from Jet Hot, pre-coated with Sterling Silver. When they came in, they had areas that had a white powder coating on them that would not rub off. I called Jet Hot and was told that this was the abrasive compound used to polish at the factory and it should come off with Mother's, and it did. Point being, why didn't they do this before they left the factory?

After about 500 miles of street use, the headers turned gray about 6-8" from the heads. I called Jet Hot and they said I must be running lean and exceeded their 1300* max temperature. I asked if they would re-coat if I pay shipping, NOT! They suggested replacing them with the new Extreme Sterling rated at 1700*F?

I have too much invested to change, but when the time comes, I will not buy Jet Hot products!
Ya, I guess I got burned right along with the nice pretty coating from Jet Hot.

Here's another piss and moan about Jet Hot... Before this set of Jet Hot coated super comps, I actually had the SAME header on the engine (same setup all along) from Hooker that were ceramic coated from Hooker out of the box... and you know what? They stayed as nice as day one.

I now wish I hadn't put them on my 4WD during the restoration of my 2WD.. I bought the black ones, changed the colletors and welded on O2 bungs then shipped them to Jet Hot.
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Hi C-10 & jsdailey,
I was going to contact jet hot because of the company reviews here, now after reading what has happened to you guys I think I'll try & find someplace else, the reviews that are there are from Irelands child, Jan 2007 & 5 windo, Feb 2004
Can either one or both of you write your experiences
with jet hot in the company review section so others
will be warned.
Thanks for the heads-up,
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Mine are sanderson only had the car running about 3 weeks,just don't want to screw them up with the wrong kind of polish,I'm assuming that I shouldn't use anything abrasive thats why I wondered what others are using to clean&polish them
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Anybody ever used Performance Coatings Inc.? Thinking about getting my 3" dual system & headers done.

http://www.headercoatings.com/
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I will gladly share my experience with anyone in this hobby.

I really didn't intend to go off topic and talk negative about a company, but when a question was raised about polishing ceramic coating, I thought, "man, that'd be nice to have enough of a coating to actually polish!"

I'm envious of those whom can polish their own headers...

Up until now they (headers) looked fairly decent, but there are traces of surface rust now. And these are on a vehicle that hasn't seen rain yet. I say 'yet' because I drive out of state to shows, so it's bound to happen.

SSedan64- I havn't had anything done by them. Come to think of it, I don't know anybody around my neck of the woods that has anything by them either.

Surely somebody has.
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C10- I know how you feel, I've heard a few complaints from people I know about JetHot. I've also notice that the headers that come from Hedman & Hooker already coated look much nicer/thicker than the ones straight from JetHot. I guess the Manufacturers wont accept the half coated stuff.LOL!
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C10- I know how you feel, I've heard a few complaints from people I know about JetHot. I've also notice that the headers that come from Hedman & Hooker already coated look much nicer/thicker than the ones straight from JetHot. I guess the Manufacturers wont accept the half coated stuff.LOL!
I have wondered about this, as Jet Hot sells their pre-coated headers about 20% below the manufacturers with the same coatings. May be a lesson to be learned here!
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it seems someone mentioned a ceramic polish from eastwood and I think one from speedway. Anyone tried one of those?
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yragat, Mother's works great where the ceramic coating on my Hooker's hasn't discolored.
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