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Old 07-28-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default Curing cermic coating on headers before wrapping?

I had a set of GP-Moto Headers coated by a semi local guy. He said that due to the high temp ceramic, it wouldn't be fully cured until I exposed them to the temps they will see during use. My question is, is it safe for me to wrap these headers before I fully cure them, or is it in my best interest to put them on the car, drive for a while, then drop them off the car and wrap them? My main concern would be that during the curing process, the material bonding to the wrap, and coming off if I ever remove the wrap. I have the headers here now, and I can handle them without having any of the ceramic material end up on my hands, or the foam the headers are resting on. Any personal experience?

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Old 07-29-2005, 12:54 AM   #2
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....well....it may be a real PITA, but you may be best off by installing them and running them for a week or 2 and then taking them off and then wrapping them.....if that is what the guy who coated them said.
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:16 AM   #3
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Shouldn't the guy who did the coating be able to tell you? I don't think this is typical and unless someone has experience with your (unnamed) vendor, there isn't going to be much insight.
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Don't wrap them, put the heat shields back on. First time you spill oil and those catch on fire you will remember I mentioned this.
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Old 07-29-2005, 01:47 AM   #5
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Sounds like he does not have the proper oven to cure the coating. Do you know what coating he used ?

Odds are very good it needs to be baked at about 200 - 350 degrees to fully cure it.

What color is the coating, and what temperature range did he say it was good to ?

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Old 07-29-2005, 11:29 AM   #6
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Sounds like he does not have the proper oven to cure the coating. Do you know what coating he used ?

Odds are very good it needs to be baked at about 200 - 350 degrees to fully cure it.

What color is the coating, and what temperature range did he say it was good to ?

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This is the coating he used. According to the site, it needs to be cured at 750F for an hour, or when headers are installed on the vehicle.

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Maybe give Columbia Coatings a call and get their opinion?
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Either bake it or let it cure first on the car, run it for an hour and remove and then wrap! The coating should do the trick with out wrap IMO!
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:22 PM   #9
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I'm confused as to why one would wrap Ceramic coated anything.

If your guy didn't cure the coating beforehand...I'd want my money back.

Ebeck makes a great point, too.

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how did it turn out? After doing some research the spray on ceramic paint will cure if left alone for 7 days!
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