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Old 11-05-2007, 06:02 PM   #41
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cjernigan asked me a while back about how my ceramic coating from BEGi was holding up, and this past weekend I was able to get a couple pics.

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After 15 months/20k miles including on salty roads last winter:
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As you can see, it's faded a bit and some surface rust has come through near the head. The SS downpipe doesn't look nearly as pretty as it used to, either.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:07 PM   #42
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Thanks again for throwing me those pictures before. I've never seen stainless do that. Wonder what kind of stainless they use.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:10 PM   #43
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Boy, that's pretty depressing. My manifold is uncoated, but I had my downpipe done by a local shop and though it's not exposed to road salt it still looks great after a year of operation. The shine has dulled somewhat, but nowhere near as bad as that poor Bell manifold looks.

I wonder if the choice of shop (and therefore the choice of coating manufacturer / process) makes a serious difference?
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Do you park inside a salt silo?!
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Only after the roads are cleared in the spring/when there's no snow, why?
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I bet the coating would shine up if you took some really fine steel wool to it.
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Boy, that's pretty depressing. My manifold is uncoated, but I had my downpipe done by a local shop and though it's not exposed to road salt it still looks great after a year of operation. The shine has dulled somewhat, but nowhere near as bad as that poor Bell manifold looks.

I wonder if the choice of shop (and therefore the choice of coating manufacturer / process) makes a serious difference?
Who did your coating? There is a semi local shop that will do a miata manifold and T3 turbine housing for $100.
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