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Old 09-08-2006, 12:17 AM   #21
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Just out of curiosity, what do you charge?
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I can do a standard sized downpipe, turbine housing, and log manifold for ~$200.

Here's some stuff we did in blue..

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Old 09-08-2006, 01:18 AM   #23
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I can ceramic coat your exhaust housings... Blue, Black, Cast Gray...
Sounds like a new winner. That looks good
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:44 AM   #24
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agreed. flaking paint will give you mucho street cred. :-)

"yo, watch out for that dude with the paint flaking off his turbo. that's HARDCORE"
Flaking or not, I still will be faster than most street cars, I plan on 200-230 Hp later down the line after A new clutch is installed, Then in the next year or so I would like to get a set of pistons and rods...I really could care less if thr paint holds through, Heat sheilds are bling bling, cover the flaking turbo to help with heat , there ya go no more Eye sore, My valve cover still looks nice
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:09 AM   #25
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I know this is an old post, but I am looking to coat my exhaust manifold and downpipe. I see they still sell this VHT flameproof stuff at autozone. Is this all I need, or do I need the cleaner and primer as well?
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:47 AM   #26
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I can't see any paint lasting at all. Ceramic coat it if you want, or leave it bare.
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Old 11-04-2007, 01:28 AM   #27
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the paint wont last. My last DP was painted in that black grill paint, burnt off after a while.
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If you prep and follow the instructions for the VHT Flameproof (2000* I think) It will last. Mine has been just fine over a year with that.
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Old 11-04-2007, 10:49 AM   #29
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If you prep and follow the instructions for the VHT Flameproof (2000* I think) It will last. Mine has been just fine over a year with that.
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09-05-2006 06:48 PM I coated my log manifold in the VHT Fireproof and it has been just fine for the last year or so.
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So has it been 2 yrs?
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Old 11-04-2007, 12:27 PM   #30
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All I know is that whatever Greddy paints the mani with burns off in five minutes.
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Ceramic coat FTW.
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All I know is that whatever Greddy paints the mani with burns off in five minutes.
Same with FM. That is why I want to know how I can fix it. They are offering me a slight discount on a ceramic coated manifold but I am not sure if it is worth all the effort and additional cost for me to pay for the new part, shipping on that part and shipping on the old part.

Also, the happy search button revealed people doing this on the INSIDE of the header and downpipe. Anyone doing this? I really only want to coat the outside to keep it from looking so horrid, but if I can keep the coating and it won't instantly burn off, I might be interested in it.
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It's been about 2 years total, but it hasn't been running straight for 2 years..Irregardless it's tough stuff.
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well I checked the local autozone and they only carry the 1200 degree stuff. Guess I will have to order the 2000 degree paint.
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check out swaintech

that's the way to go, more pricey but well worth it.
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Old 11-04-2007, 06:52 PM   #36
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fyi ccoating a mani should run ~ 40-65$ depending on where ya go.
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people on here said not to coat the inside incase it chips off, that would be a
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:18 PM   #38
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I had the mani + turbine housing done in heat insulating HPC ... 6 years ago. Still good.

side note - was goofing around and saw zone 415 on the handcontroller y'day (ie rpm was <2000, boost >0psi !) so it's working well
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Hpc?
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high performance coating
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