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01-19-2005 01:10 PM
Stephen S. Roger that. On she stays
01-14-2005 03:24 PM
WD40 Does it really do any good in keeping temperatures down?
Yes, it really does.

Along with higher under hood temps (performance loss),
you run the risk of damaging the fans (melting) if you take it off.

That's why all the talk about getting the headers Jet Hot coated.
With that, you can then safely eliminate having to use the heat shield.
01-14-2005 12:41 PM
Stephen S. So whats the deal with this heat shield? Does it really do any good in keeping temperatures down? Or is it more of a visual blob that so many car manufacturers insist on putting on to cover up the motor? If it was removed, would there be any appreciable loss of performance?
01-14-2005 10:37 AM
shadyninja
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Originally posted by brawls43
Yes, I know. But my point was if the header can see around 1500 deg F, that the heat shield could easily see temps over 600 deg F up into the 1000's.
nawww I think paint would be ok...its insulated on the back...I know this cause when I threw mine in the trash can I seen that
jet hot header is the only way 4 me
01-14-2005 10:22 AM
brawls43 Yes, I know. But my point was if the header can see around 1500 deg F, that the heat shield could easily see temps over 600 deg F up into the 1000's.
01-14-2005 10:16 AM
shadyninja
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Originally posted by brawls43
I'd recommend the jet hot coating over chrome. Chrome will discolor, which can look cool, depending on how it gets heated. But I'd vote against the 600 deg paint, as exhaust gases can hit between 1500-1700 deg F under high load conditions. This is when headers and exhaust manifolds start to glow. So even if you only drive your car hard every once in awhile, the high temp paint won't last. Focusfab's idea about buying an extra and getting it coated then replaced sounds like the way to go. Then if he's real ambitious he could get the other coated once removed and sell it here or on ebay.
ok dont make the same mistake I did ...the heat sheild is what we are talking about..not the header !!
01-14-2005 08:58 AM
brawls43 I'd recommend the jet hot coating over chrome. Chrome will discolor, which can look cool, depending on how it gets heated. But I'd vote against the 600 deg paint, as exhaust gases can hit between 1500-1700 deg F under high load conditions. This is when headers and exhaust manifolds start to glow. So even if you only drive your car hard every once in awhile, the high temp paint won't last. Focusfab's idea about buying an extra and getting it coated then replaced sounds like the way to go. Then if he's real ambitious he could get the other coated once removed and sell it here or on ebay.
01-14-2005 08:42 AM
shadyninja its a real ...real tight fit you might mess up the chrome..Id take my chances with the hi temp paint..
01-14-2005 07:35 AM
focusfab Hey I have an idea,Ive been thinkin about my heatshield and figured I would order one(cheap) from my buddy who is a parts guy at ford. then jethot coat it or get it chromed. Then when you take it off you have the revamped part ready to go
01-14-2005 07:11 AM
focusfab
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Originally posted by shadyninja
It could be polished?

I bet that would work....Ill give you a link to buy some stuff revamp..pm me
I dont think that would work unless you plan on plating it after such as chrome. As our heatsheilds are made of electrogalvinized steel and they will rust if you remove the electrogalv. finish and polish it. your Motorcycle frame is aluminum and wont rust it will just oxydize if you dont keep up with the maint.
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