Originally Posted by a83
can someone recommend a place to have the header on my rc coated? i have seen a few pictures of the ones done here & they look great. i was just wondering if anyone could recommend anyone & what there fees are? or should I just wrap the header w/ a wrap? thanks andy
Header wrap involves removing your header and wrapping it with header wrap that's wet. (much nicer and tighter wrap that way) It then has to dry, (running the engine helps) and the use of stainless ties is helpfull ($15.00 for 8) and stainless safety wire. It didn't take me long to do mine, however, I would have rather had it coated. DEI header wrap is $50 for 50 feet, and It takes about 25' to do a whole header correctly and evenly, if not a tad less.
Jet Hot is a company that coats headers, inside and out, with a ceramic coating (coatings vary) that insulates as well as Heat wrap and doesn't harbor moisture against the pipe.
WHen I called them 3 weeks ago, it was less then $200 to have it done, and the turn around time was less then 10 days. Go to their website, and it'll instruct you to call them and get a customer number. From there, you ship it with a letter and your number, and it's as easy as that.
Ken, (NYCstripes) had his done and it looks great. I'm doing my header over from the wrap just because of the simplicity of the coatings.
Just a tip: Cover the spots you DON'T want coated with duct tape and include that in your letter. Junctions, like where the rear pipe joins the top to the bottom section, inside, is one place. The coating makes it thicker and makes it difficult to get back together. At the head union flanges is another place.