Cleaning ceramic headers

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« on: November 02, 2015, 12:27:21 PM »
What to us when you clean those pesky, ugly, worthless ceramic coated headers.???
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2015, 08:09:43 PM »
Let's see pics of how bad they are.


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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2015, 02:18:19 AM »
Well MP I just wanted to be ready for the inevitable when it comes as Bunger experienced.



Maybe keep some ceramic cleaner in the tool bag for fast easy cleanup. Even chrome headers can be ruined by a plastic bag or swim trunks permanently.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2015, 10:21:07 AM »
Haha it sucks. Still trying to get the last little bit off


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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2015, 05:25:50 PM »
I wonder why you guys are having issues. I didn't get mine coated at embee, so maybe it's a different coating. Anything and everything that melted to the header (including a Snap On timing gun) melted off leaving no stains...


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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2015, 05:42:38 PM »
Mothers aluminum polish cleans mine up alil..but they still look like shit. Mine were done at carcraft

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2015, 09:03:35 AM »
Gentlemen, Thanks for your advice. Sorry for your"losses"as well.Just one more thing we have to worry about.
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2015, 10:39:14 AM »

I wonder why you guys are having issues. I didn't get mine coated at embee, so maybe it's a different coating. Anything and everything that melted to the header (including a Snap On timing gun) melted off leaving no stains...


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  where did you have those done? They look great.


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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2015, 04:36:33 PM »
A1 exhaust in Santa Ana. They specialize in VW exhausts and he just put my headers in a batch of his stuff.
He told me this coating has its own patent... Probly a bunch of BS. But it worked great for me. I've since sold the boat but my uncles best friend has it and they still look great. Here's a shot when they were brand new


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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2015, 04:37:05 PM »
Also it was half the price embee quoted me


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« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2015, 05:15:50 PM »

A1 exhaust in Santa Ana. They specialize in VW exhausts and he just put my headers in a batch of his stuff.
He told me this coating has its own patent... Probly a bunch of BS. But it worked great for me. I've since sold the boat but my uncles best friend has it and they still look great. Here's a shot when they were brand new


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  I'm familiar with a1, they make some trick setups (I'm a Vdub guy) thanks for the info. Mine were done by embee and have gone to shit.


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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2015, 10:04:50 AM »
Sooo,sexy ain't they!!  Bassett says to check weep holes and spray down w/ WD-40 after every run. I understand the holes of course,I'll have to call their customer support about WD-40 thing on ceramics though.
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2015, 10:12:46 AM »
MorePower if you still here, your Olds, what distributer you got there? Almost looks like a magneto but different,an how you like it? Thanks
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2015, 10:19:24 AM »
It is a magneto, it was an eBay distributor made by Pro Comp. But it didn't give me a single problem. Granted I had the boat for 1 season after building it


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