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Exhaust manifold finishing?


Hi, what has proven to be a good quality low maintanence "stock" looking exhaust manifold finish for cast iron exhaust manifolds? Hoping to get something that wont burn off or need constant reapplying and maintanence. Stockish color [preferd but could be alittle shinier or more silver colored. What are you using?
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I've had good luck with the Eastwood manifold coatings.
  http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=733&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=390&iSubCat=394&iProductID=733
Still looks pretty decent after 4 years on my Lemans.

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Ceramic coatings can look near stock and stay nice for a very long time.
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Re: Exhaust manifold finishing?


quote:

goatless wrote:

I've had good luck with the Eastwood manifold coatings.
  http://www.eastwoodco.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=733&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=390&iSubCat=394&iProductID=733
Still looks pretty decent after 4 years on my Lemans.



I never had success with the Eastwood coating. I used it for three years and I had to remove, media blast, and paint the manifolds three times. They started rusting two months after application. I followed the instructions TO THE LETTER to no avail. I finally ended up getting them chemically coated by Automotive Machine which coats the inside of the manifold with a thermal barrier and then the outside with a cast gray coating. The gray lasts forever, and the thermal coating cuts down on the underhood temperature.
www.automotivemachine.net





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Thanks i was leaning toward getting coated. Is it the same caoting as headers i have had done in past by Airborne, hpc, jet hot eyc..or is it different?
 Thats what i wanted to hear abiout eastwood stuff, maybe a show car it would be ok but sonmething thats going to get leaned on HARD, i cant imagine it surviving.
Ryan

thanks for the link to automotive .net , i will check them out.


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