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Old 03-21-2006, 06:42 PM
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Hello everyone I just installed a set of ceramic coated headers and was wondering if anyone could tell me what these white looking spots are that sort of formed on the headers when I cranked the car up. it looks like the silver coating just desolved or something in some areas mainly around the exhaust ports on the heads and down by the collectors any input would be greatly appriciate. Thank you for your support with this one.

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Old 03-23-2006, 07:32 PM
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I don't know what it is, but your not alone. My dynoMax headers did that at first. It never really got any worse though.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:35 PM
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Thanks for the help on this one weirdbeard. I didn't take the car out on a cruse as of yet and put the thing under any high RPM's so hopefully my headers will stay as they are no real problem but not whAt I expected from ceramic coated headers.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:45 PM
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Hello,
There is a possibility that an exhaust leak could cause this, I think this cause you stated the deposits are located by the exhaust ports and collectors which are common exhaust leak sources. Just a guess, however it warrants investigation.
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Old 03-24-2006, 06:46 PM
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Yeah.. They talk like the ceramic coating is indestructible! Its pretty darn good, but not as good as advertised I don't think.
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:04 AM
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Thanks Paul I'll check it out and see if everything is snug. I always go back through the hardware prior to saying I'm done installing a part but you never know. I'll check the header bolts and gaskets to see if all is tight and in place as it should, Thank you.
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:07 AM
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I wonder how good the high end $$$$$ headers perform. On this resto for my 67 Camaro I have gone passed my budget and unfortunitly the headers are where I cut a corner on, Thanks Weirdbeard for your in put on this one.
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ceramic is good. and can take a lot of heat. but its not very tough.


are you asking about the white that is down in corners and tight spaces ?
i wondered about that myself. so i asked the guy that does the coating. he said that is how the coating looks, "before" they put it in a bead tumbler that puts the shine on them. the beads can't get down in the tight spots, so it stays dull/white.
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Old 03-26-2006, 05:43 PM
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That's what I'm talking about it's not real visable on the down tubes but around the flanges where the headers bolt onto the heads is where I see it . The pipes are real tight at number 3 & 5 just about touching in fact and it has showed up there may 3/4" down until the pipes seperate then everything looks good. It's also down on the pipes just before the collector where the pipes become tight again. So this is okay, maybe normal your saying? Thanks for the input

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Old 03-26-2006, 06:26 PM
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yes, thats very normal. lol, i thought mine were messed up to, but its normal. if you look hard, i bet you will find a little bead stuck in a corner, i did.
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This is the first time that I have had Ceramic coated headers and I thought from what I read nothing will damage the coating. I guess it's worth a chuckle or two when you think about it. But I appriciate the input.

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powder coating, is what is very durable. not ceramic coating. 2 different coatings. ceramic coating will not last foreven either. i saw a set where there was surface rust coming up under the coating. be carefull with them. i put mine in plastic bags . then slid the whole thing into place, and then pulled the bag off. worked pretty well.
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Lenny I just got a look at your 67. It's a beauty!
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These are just a few of the finished car. I obviously have a bunch more you can go to www.christfirstcustoms.com and see the process from my good friends Bruce, Jonathan and Mike they did a great job on the body for me as well as the paint. I want to say it has about 3 coats of viper blue and 8 coats of clear. The boss man wanted to do the floor pans last, couldn't understand that one but we did them last the ones that are in the photos stayed they where solid we just cleaned them up and hit um with Rust Bullet infact all the metal in the interior we did with rust bullit good stuff. Thanks for the thumbs up.

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Looks like those guys do great work. Start to finish photos are always inspiring. I will be really happy when my 67 looks half that good!
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