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Old 04-10-2010, 06:18 PM
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Anybody here had there headers coated, apc, jethot any others, what was the cost $ and was it worth it, has it held up ?
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:50 PM
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My Sanderson headers on my 27 were done 20 years ago by JetHot, before Sanderson started coating their own. It held up fantastic and the car sat in the rain many days and was driven daily. I just had Sanderson recoat them because I am redoing the car and they did them free () and wouldn't even take shipping money from me! (I love Sanderson) The look as good as they did 20 years ago new.

I have heard some negative feedback about HPC coating, but have no personal experience with them.

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Old 04-10-2010, 07:33 PM
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So Don let me see if I got this right, your telling me jethot is the way to go, just kidding, they have so many different coatings where do you start, my tig welding guy has me worried, he said I may have trouble with my headers because I dumped the tubes straight into the cone, said they may get hot spots at the 3 straight ports on the outside of the cone, how much heat do I need to protect them from, 1200 1400 1700 and good god 2400 how hot is it going to get ???
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:19 PM
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I don't think you will have any problems. Mine are very much like yours and they have never discolored, either on the 27 or on my 23.

Here are mine just back from Sanderson after the recoat. These headers are 20 years old.





And this is the set on my 23, these have been on the road over two years now.



IMO ceramic coating is the only way to go.

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Old 04-19-2010, 08:11 PM
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I sent and email to a jet hot dealer, After a week of waiting for the dealer to get back in touch with me, they inform me they only coat small items for their customers and don't do headers, fri. night I filled out the fourm on jet hot and email returned today, not bad on their prices, lake style headers, up to 28" long, sterling coating that is thier 1700 deg. $260 plus $34 shipping back, if I want the 2000 coating in black add $75 that not bad at all for the peace of mind, I should never have to worry about rust out like header wrap, and it would cost almost as much to wrap'em
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:43 PM
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Good decision. It really becomes an investment in longevity. It's like using stainless steel fasteners.........more costly up front, but they last forever.

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Old 04-27-2010, 09:41 PM
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I went with ceramic coating cost me an extra 200.+ was well worth it
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:46 AM
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Just got these back from Embee plating in Santa Ana California
New process -- First coated in copper then done in Titaninum coating
Good to 2300 degrees, Definatly a differant look.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:08 PM
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I've never heard of that process, but they really look good.

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I just had some small block ram horns done $150.00 pair
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