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09-15-2019 07:28 PM
LowNLOUD
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Originally Posted by 47 Ford Coupe Delux View Post
well well well, so today I went and got some engine de-greaser as well as some break cleaner to spray on the headers and I opened the hood of the car and to my surprise the 2 large oil stains were 90% gone without me doing anything..only some dust of ashes remained on the surface which I was able to blow off.



I found it very strange because when the dirty oily rag first stained the headers I waited for the headers to cool off and tried to clean the mess but the stained was totally baked on to the headers and wouldn't come off. Oh well, at least I'm happy I didn't have to do anything and possibly make things worse.

Maybe take one Sunday & use this as an opportunity to try some header wrap. Bonus, it helps hide the rust! Haha
08-23-2019 07:38 AM
jaw22w I have ceramic coated on my roadster. I use Mothers and a lot of elbow grease. Mothers will take off most anything. I have also used 0000 steel wool, lightly.
08-23-2019 07:30 AM
rip-tide
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Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
Chrome may not get you home but ya look damn good posing in the parking lot waitin for the tow Berma Shave?

Oh I agree and that is a 50 year old saying. Never been towed but flat beded cause of a broken axle. That does not happen in a parking lot posing, I can tell ya that.

Pep

@ 47 Ford Coupe Delux

You were lucky
08-22-2019 09:05 PM
47 Ford Coupe Delux well well well, so today I went and got some engine de-greaser as well as some break cleaner to spray on the headers and I opened the hood of the car and to my surprise the 2 large oil stains were 90% gone without me doing anything..only some dust of ashes remained on the surface which I was able to blow off.



I found it very strange because when the dirty oily rag first stained the headers I waited for the headers to cool off and tried to clean the mess but the stained was totally baked on to the headers and wouldn't come off. Oh well, at least I'm happy I didn't have to do anything and possibly make things worse.
08-22-2019 09:01 PM
Rip VW Chrome may not get you home but ya look damn good posing in the parking lot waitin for the tow Berma Shave?
08-22-2019 01:39 PM
rip-tide
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Originally Posted by AutoGear View Post
Im aware of what you meant. It worked for me, although it was the next morning when I went to clean it, I didn't have a multitude of heating/cooling cycles. Ive also used some BarKeepers Friend with a little water, but you will end up removing some of the ceramic material buildup. On some of the silver ceramics you have to be careful because you'll change the sheen.

Do you know who's ceramic coating it is? You could contact the mfg or applicator.
Think it will be there from now on. Coated headers are not as indestructible as the hype says. Anything that comes in contact with them when hot, lives there.

Speaking from experience, I have run the coated headers and side pipes as 2000. Bought into the sales pitch, tried 3 different manufactured/coatings.

I drive my car regularity, headers were ready to be re-coated or replaced 5 years from the coating date.

The same results
1 as you have found hot headers stain
2 they will dull, for me not only the header, but the side pipe as well and they do not get all that hot
3 polishing removes the coating, dulling them
4 the coating will become powdery having a white hue about them

My solution chrome headers and side pipes. Had chrome drag pipes on a Harley owned for 30 years. Chrome never dulled, nothing stuck to them, could be polished, A quick wipe down with lacquer thinner cleaned them up.

Just saying.. nothing shines like chrome or is more durable.

Two choices only stainless or chrome, everything thing else, are in the also ran category
Pep
08-22-2019 11:56 AM
AutoGear
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Originally Posted by 47 Ford Coupe Delux View Post
Thanks for the reply, but this is different. The stain I'm speaking of is not just grease that you can just wipe off with some de-greaser... I's actually grease burned into the headers (it's dried and hard)
Im aware of what you meant. It worked for me, although it was the next morning when I went to clean it, I didn't have a multitude of heating/cooling cycles. Ive also used some BarKeepers Friend with a little water, but you will end up removing some of the ceramic material buildup. On some of the silver ceramics you have to be careful because you'll change the sheen.

Do you know who's ceramic coating it is? You could contact the mfg or applicator.
08-21-2019 07:19 PM
meborder Search for products containing “d-limonene”

We use some cleaners using d-limonene to remove baked on asphalt on tools.

Tools soaked in this stuff come clean as new no matter how baked on.

Serving ideas
08-21-2019 04:46 PM
47 Ford Coupe Delux
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Originally Posted by AutoGear View Post
I used ENGINE BRITE foaming cleaner, then used a terrycloth towel and straight simple green. Hose it off often.



Thanks for the reply, but this is different. The stain I'm speaking of is not just grease that you can just wipe off with some de-greaser... I's actually grease burned into the headers (it's dried and hard)
08-21-2019 02:56 PM
AutoGear I used ENGINE BRITE foaming cleaner, then used a terrycloth towel and straight simple green. Hose it off often.
08-21-2019 01:19 PM
47 Ford Coupe Delux
Stain on header

Hi guys, not sure if this is where I should post this but here it goes..I was pouring some ATF to the transmission and the greasy rag I used to clean the dipstick touched the header while it was hot and left an ugly dark stain on my ceramic coated header. I waited for it to cool off and tried cleaning it with Goo Gone but that didn't work, the stain is It's stuck/burned. Any suggestions to get rid of the ugly stain? Thanks in advance

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