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Old Feb 21, 2006, 06:06 PM
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Question header coatings

Ok, I've heard of ceramic coated headers, jet coated headers, and I'm sure there's some kindo f product I can paint my headers with meself. My questions is this: I'm searching through the phone book and yellowpages.com and I can't find the type of business I would take my headers too.... Would a powder coating place do it? What do I 'search' for to locate somewhere to put some kind of heat/rust protection on my headers? Thanks again. . .
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i would check like body shops or something close to it. places that do car paint. im sure some body shops do powder coating.
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you could always look into heat wraps ?!?
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Old Feb 21, 2006, 08:14 PM
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what kind of header ? I took mine, steel brushed and sanded it, then sprayed it with an automotive grade high temp header paint (black), you trhen let them dry for 30 min to an hour, then install them and run the car for about 40 min to literly bake the paint on. worked GREAT. I have a nice rust proof finish on my header and it hasnt flaked or chipped or anything.
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If you want a coating that will work as a heat barrier, then you ought to get them ceramic coated by a company like Jet Hot (which would require mailing it away). If you just want to protect the metal for a bunch less money, maybe try VHT flameproof (or something like that) coating in a spray can. Places like Summit or Jegs carry it.
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Id like to make my Headers be chrome again, haha... After installing 'em and drivin' they turned Gold, and now their turning Blue slowly but surely...
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Originally Posted by CityKnight
Id like to make my Headers be chrome again, haha... After installing 'em and drivin' they turned Gold, and now their turning Blue slowly but surely...
are they DC sport headers?? my buddy had a set of dc sport headers on his civic and they turned like a brown gold after a while!
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Jet Hot is the way to be. If you want to cheapo it just to minimize rust:

http://www.designengineering.com/pro...sp?m=sp&pid=13
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I'll be contacting some local powdercoating shops tomorrow to find someone in the area who can help. I'm not building a race car, just a faster lancer. I don't need to ship my headers out, I'll just find someone local who can help out. Being that I live about 20 min. from Daytona, I'm sure there's someone around here who can help out. Thanks all for the input!
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Originally Posted by wudbevo
are they DC sport headers?? my buddy had a set of dc sport headers on his civic and they turned like a brown gold after a while!
Nah their OBX.
Its common actually that headers turn Gold and later on turn Blue.
Its cuzza the emmense heat, but it sux cus you want it to be the nice Chrome you bought it like, but noooooo...
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