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Old 10-14-2013, 12:40 PM   #21
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Okay, good to know. I'm really more interested in corrosion issues up here than radiant heat.

The local guy will do it for $125.
Just make sure he knows what he's doing. You need to prep/blast the part with aluminum oxide (and NOT glass bead) to achieve proper adhesion. It should also be sprayed with a detail gun as a very thin consistent coat to promote even heating/cooling ... otherwise the coating might fail after a couple heat cycles.

Most of the shops who Cerakote do it properly, however, since any ******* can buy a can from Cerakote, I feel the need to warn people. Ask questions.

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Old 10-14-2013, 01:03 PM   #22
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Just make sure he knows what he's doing. You need to prep/blast the part with aluminum oxide (and NOT glass bead) to achieve proper adhesion. It should also be sprayed with a detail gun as a very thin consistent coat to promote even heating/cooling ... otherwise the coating might fail after a couple heat cycles.

Most of the shops who Cerakote do it properly, however, since any ******* can buy a can from Cerakote, I feel the need to warn people. Ask questions.

-Zach
I'll ask some questions about his process. Thanks for the details.
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Old 10-17-2013, 02:45 PM   #23
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Swaintech charged $242 to coat

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Old 10-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #24
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I really wish Swain had that coating in some color OTHER than off white :(
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I really wish Swain had that coating in some color OTHER than off white :(
Its not off white, its bright white. And you're supposed to be able to paint it with whatever header paint you want.



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Old 10-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #26
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Its not off white, its bright white. And you're supposed to be able to paint it with whatever header paint you want.
I guess I never looked into that...
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Because White Lightning™ really is a ceramic, it is not possible to offer color choices like you can get with paint based coatings. However, the white textured finish of White Lightning™ makes it an ideal base for a good high temperature paint if you want to change the color of the coating. The high temperature paints bond well to the natural textured finish of White Lightning and the paint will not impact the effectiveness or durability of the White Lightning™ coating.
Well ****, I guess I learned something new today.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #27
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PINK. Paint it PINK.
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:28 PM   #28
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No pink available in VHT. Or Green to match Leafy's engine so no EFR tentacle rape for him
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #29
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I'm starting to think that if I am not going to go for the big bucks insulated coating I might as well save my money and just paint it with some high temp manifold paint and call it a day.
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #30
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I'm coming around to the whole "cerakote is just more durable paint" way of thinking, mostly because I want to get this thing put back together.

What are my options if I just paint the thing myself with a spray can?

Abe suggested this might be the cheapo DIY way to go.

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Old 10-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #31
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Hey Psyber or Leafy,
How quick was the turn around time for Swaintech? That $242... was it for just the manifold, or was it for the manifold and exhaust housing?

Do you think that i would see any additional heat retention or performance benefit from ceramic coating the downpipe in addition to the manifold and exhaust housing?
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I had the manifold, housing, and DP done. It was their quoted turn around time whatever that is. You can shave some time off by over nighting it to them and having them over night it to you. But its still going to be at their shop for like 3 weeks or whatever.
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Alright, I think I'm coming back around again to getting the cerakote done, because between properly prepping the manifold and painting it I'll probably mess something up and even with said prep people are saying this can stuff doesn't really last all that long.
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I have an urge to get my manifold, turbine housing, elbow and DP Swain'd
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I would do the swain thing, but quite honestly I don't want to wait another three weeks to put the car back together.
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I'm still waiting for my MS3 so I'm just spinning my wheels and
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Thats my other thing, my MS3 is on the shelf waiting to get put on once this manifold business is all done and the car is back together. I have my VTPS, my AIT sensor in the intercooler, my EBC, I'm friggin ready to get this thing up and running and start tuning.
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Thats my other thing, my MS3 is on the shelf waiting to get put on once this manifold business is all done and the car is back together. I have my VTPS, my AIT sensor in the intercooler, my EBC, I'm friggin ready to get this thing up and running and start tuning.
But it snowed today. Build season has begun.
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But it snowed today. Build season has begun.
Meh, we have an autocross this weekend. I want the car up and running and out of the garage anyway since I like to park my daily in the garage and I'd like to do some tuning through the fall months if it's nice out.
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But it snowed today. Build season has begun.
LOL!

I've got a track day on Sat.
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