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Old 05-23-2009, 01:06 AM
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DIY ceramic coating for headers

I recommend coating headers with a polishable ceramic coating instead of a high temp paint. I use Cerakote Chromex from an online electroplating supplier. Do blast your headers with an aggressive media to achieve a crisp blasted profile. Do not blast part with glass beads since beads do not provide a deep well defined blast profile and the coating may not adhere. 4 oz is enough to do a set of long v8 headers (2 wet coats using a 0.6mm airbrush). You may polish your baked (500F) headers with a sand blaster using glass beads at minimum operating pressure ( about 10 - 20 psi ) if you are satisfied with a satin finish that looks like cast aluminum. If you have the time you can polish them to a polished SS look. If you have access to a vibratory polisher then it is easy street to polish. If you want to coat the inside of the header then I would recommend sending your headers off to a reputable company. I imagine it is very difficult to maintain proper film thickness inside the tubes but some companies say they can coat the inside of headers. Don't forget to coat your header bolts...very nice!
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I like the attention to detail....says something about the person...
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I think the Jet Hot company can do the inside if you send it to them.
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I am also very particular, but not in market to have inside of exhaust pipes coated. I was intrigued by the analysis of the surface being coated and how to prep. such said surfaces etc...this is the attention to detail that I like...I am a glass man, work with glass, do windows on a commercial level, work in the trades, so I have a lot of respect for the artisanship....i.e., attention to details....
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I think the Jet Hot company can do the inside if you send it to them.
You are correct they can coat the inside. Cole
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