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Old 05-24-2006, 05:18 PM   #41
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I can tell you from a durability standpoint, it'* impressive so far.

Things should warm up again here next week, maybe over the weekend so I can finish testing.
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Old 05-26-2006, 02:40 PM   #42
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would it be best to replace your manifolds if they're rusty looking or could i apply that on?
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Clean the rust off first with a wire brush and some kind of solvent.
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Old 05-27-2006, 03:25 PM   #44
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Did you ever figure if the coatings can be applied while off the car?

My PEM'* didn't get finished and installed yesterday like they were supposed to be so now I'm gonna have to wait until NEXT weekend, to get my PEM'* on. They're already gonna be coated from the guy who'* doing the Porting and such on them......

So I was figuring, since this is still gonna be another week down the road before I get these in, if you found out if this stuff sets up enough to actually handle/install the manifold?

Because if it does, and you're happy with your testing and results, I'd order that stuff this week and by the time I get back up here to Sauk Centre (Marty'*), the coating should be here, and I could do my Oil pan gasket while the coating sets up?

Thoughts?
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I did it on the car, so I couldn't tell you. I'd bet after it sits for 15min or so, you could use a hair dryer to further cure it for handling before the heat of the exhaust fully bakes it on.

BTW, further testing is still delayed. 55 and raining today.

I do plan on going under the car for a little touch-up work under the runners and collectors.
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Ok.....What'* the forecast looking like out there?
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Sorry for the long delay folks, but I had to wait for another 100 day for final testing.

Heatsoaked both cars on 100 days for 20 minutes with the fans on override.
Shut down and measured the temperature between the 1 and 3 and 3 and 5 exhaust manifold runners, and averaged the 1/3 with the 3/5 for both cars.

BEFORE applying Black Satin to the SSEi:

SLE: average temps 211
SSEi: average temps 198 (please note that I had ceramic header paint already)

AFTER applying Black Satin to the SSEi:

SLE: average temps 214
SSEi: average temps 160

So it did make a remarkable difference based on this rather basic test. What that means in terms of exhaust velocity I have NFC, but it certainly isn't hurting. Nearly a 40 drop in temps on the SSEi for a very small investment.
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before and after pics?
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From nasty whitish residue left over from my ceramic header paint to Satin Black. Nice finish, smooth and slightly glossy. Unchanged for over a month.
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Where do I get some?
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