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Old 05-07-2006, 09:41 PM   #11
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That is such a big difference in temperature! It is awsome!
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Good luck with that Bill. I saw the black on the "other" Bill'* car last time I was up there. Its super subtle. In terms of visual you don't even notice the manifolds.
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Is it Tuesday yet? I want to know now!
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You'll know as soon as I do. It COMES tuesday, but something tells me that it should probably be applied to a cold manifold.
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Spray can?

How will you get the area up under the manifolds coated?
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I don't want to be the lone nay-sayer here, but this almost sounds too good to be true, and you know what they say about things that sound too good to be true....

That seems like a huge amount of heat dampening, but I will still be hoping that it works.

On another note, what happens with all that heat that is normally soaked to the engine bay? It goes through the exhaust system, right?

Reason I ask, is that I recall a gearhead/moderator on another forum who used wrapped ceramic coated new headers and loved the initial result. However, they burned out on him in just over a year. After his comparison with a similar set that was not ceramic coated, he concluded that he would not get the ceramic again.

This is admittedly hearsay at this point, but from a source I consider trustworthy.

I'm still very interested in your results, however.
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This is NOT spray. It'* an applicator similar to PVC glue.

The temperature data was produced by CompCams (who is NOT the manufacturer of this stuff). They tested it independently with excellent results.

Wrapped headers burn out because they trap moisture.
Not as a result of the coating.

Hotter exhaust flows with a higher velocity, allowing the gasses to escape the cylinder more efficiently. Coatings don't trap moisture.
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Most header wrap will hold moisture and cause corrosion. I bet if he had not used the wrap the ceramic headers would have lasted much longer.
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The temperature data was produced by CompCams (who is NOT the manufacturer of this stuff). They tested it independently with excellent results.

Wrapped headers burn out because they trap moisture.
Not as a result of the coating.

Hotter exhaust flows with a higher velocity, allowing the gasses to escape the cylinder more efficiently. Coatings don't trap moisture.
I won't argue with that! But still await results.

And I don't envy you trying to get in and around all the nooks and crannies on the rear manifold, lol. Seems like a real PITA, but with those potential results, worth trying.
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I have no problem getting in and around the rear or front manfold on my car. I can change all 6 plugs in 15 mninutes if you like that example. I'll work from above and below on both manifolds.

I have alot more faith and higher hopes in this stuff considering who did the testing on it. And I did alot of research before I purchased it.
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