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Old 03-18-2006, 07:25 AM
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Ceramic coated headers

Hi , finally received my Sanderson ceramic coated zoomies for my 23T. The instructions just say to run a new or rebuilt engine for 20 minutes before installing. Thats been done. Just wandering if I should wax them or anything BEFORE I start her up?? Any tips on pre or post start up to help keep them nice and shinny?? Any input will be greatly appreciated. I want to keep these babies in good shape. Thanks guys.

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Old 03-18-2006, 08:24 AM
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You don't need to do anything Any coating like wax will stain the manifolds.
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Old 03-18-2006, 11:22 AM
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Agreed... just clean them off with a degreaser and water. Thumb prints can leave stains.
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they are not going to stay nice & shinny (unless you never start the engine).
they will get dull. mostly on the outside of bends close to the head.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:31 AM
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They will start to dull with usage. The headers on my T attest to that. But I have been wondering, as the cruisin' season starts to get closer up here, if there is a way to bring some of the finish back or what others are doing in the way of periodic maintenance.
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22 T.....That's what I was wondering also. I haven't seen any product in the speed/street rod shops in my area that are labeled for this specific usage. But that doesn't mean that they don't exist.
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clear coating for headers

23t. PM me at Procoat@cox.net. I will give you some information about a process that claims to keep the shine longer on coated headers.
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Old 03-20-2006, 06:52 PM
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i remember someone saying that aluminum polish will get you some of the shine back. but how many times can this be done before it wears through, hmmm.
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The guys at Hooker headers told me to use mag wheel cleaner and some elbow grease---- works pretty good.
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Crow tastes OK if you add some humility.

To All, especially 23T:
When I included my business email address, I did not realize that I was not playing by the rules. My appologies.
If you have questions about coatings, I would be glad to discuss them with you on the forum or you can check my profile for contact information, if you wish.
23T, there is a product called Cermaseal that helps keep the shine on those new headers of yours.
Hope this helps.
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Old 03-23-2006, 06:28 AM
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I've never tried it on headers, but I'd wonder how Zoops Seal would work. IT works very well on polished parts.
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Here is what I use

I have ceramic headers on my 40 , I have found for me that Eagle One Never Dull works, if you get any oil on the headers it takes it off plus it will shine them up . It is not hard to get off or put on .

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