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Old 01-12-2005, 04:58 PM   #11
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That Jet-Hot is some amazing stuff! It not only looks super nice but it's functional as well in that it helps disipate heat faster and helps keep under-hood temps lower too. ALSO, the header will NEVER rust and will probably out-last the car :-)
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Old 01-12-2005, 06:50 PM   #12
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well shucks....

I just can't stand the bare-metal that is quickly getting corrosion-type stains on it being displayed prominently in my otherwise-pristine engine compartment. Looks like it will be more trouble than it's worth to take it out, though...

Maybe I can mask really well and spray what is viewable....I'm afraid that would end up looking like crap, though...
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yea ive had the same problem and have wanted to paint for awhile aswell. i couldnt get it off so i masked around it and sprayed as best i could. let it dry overnite and drove it the next day and could smell burning paint, it seems to be gradually going away, i hoping becuase the paint is curing but i wish i hadnt done it in the first place. If you do it i hope it turns out better than mine.
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well shucks....

I just can't stand the bare-metal that is quickly getting corrosion-type stains on it being displayed prominently in my otherwise-pristine engine compartment. Looks like it will be more trouble than it's worth to take it out, though...

Maybe I can mask really well and spray what is viewable....I'm afraid that would end up looking like crap, though...
It could be polished?

I bet that would work....Ill give you a link to buy some stuff revamp..pm me
heres my motorcycle the frame was painted till I polished it
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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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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
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its a real ...real tight fit you might mess up the chrome..Id take my chances with the hi temp paint..
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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.
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Old 01-14-2005, 09:16 AM   #19
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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 !!
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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.
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