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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 10, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Clean ceramic coated headers

I need some help. I was removing my spark plugs with the engine hot and got some of my mechanics glove burned on to the surface of my ceramic coated headers. I have only tried some brake clean on a rag but did not remove the stain. Any sugestions would be great. Mike

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Feb 27th, 10, 08:28 PM
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Re: clean ceramic coated headers

If it melted to it that easily will probably burn off next time you run it up to temp. I'd probably avoid chemicals or trying to scrape it off.

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Re: clean ceramic coated headers

I had a rag touch mine and melt on two of the tubes. I used super fine steel wool and they look like brand new again.

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Re: clean ceramic coated headers

steel wool (per my coater)


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Re: Clean ceramic coated headers

Thanks guys i will try the steel wool

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Re: Clean ceramic coated headers

Man! I've been wondering this for some time too! I have a few glove marks too that don't come off when you run it again. Anything you get on them never seems to go away. I even have some oil staining from a valve adjustment. I'll have to try you guys' steel wool trick. Do you use some sort of liquid too... water... degreaser... anything or just dry steel wool?

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Re: Clean ceramic coated headers

ultra fine steel wool and some metal polish to finish.


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Re: Clean ceramic coated headers

I used steel wool once, it looked really shiny in the small spot I used, I thought it removed some of the coating because it looked new.
Does it remove or damage the coating with ultra fine steel wool?

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Re: Clean ceramic coated headers

unless the headers are not real ceramic coated youll be fine.
ceramic is a lot harder than steel.
so steel wool wont make it come off


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Re: Clean ceramic coated headers

Capps Brite Hot Coatings( CermaKrome coaters for Lemons Headers) states........

"Periodic cleaning of your headers can be accomplished by using a clean cloth with mineral spirits or any other cleaning products that do not contain caustics or acids. Once all foreign matter has been removed, the coating may be polished with a clean soft cloth and a nonabrasive polish such as wheel polish, Mothers Mag polish,Blu Magic, Metal Magic,Eagle One Mag polish or any other aluminum polish. Periodic scrubbing with a red or gray Scotchbrite pad may be useful in removing oils and contaminants from the coating surface."

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Re: Clean ceramic coated headers

Had a leak on my power steering hose and fluid got on my jet hot ceramic headers during a road trip. when I got home they were in very bad shap to a point some areas were about black. I tried Flitz metal polish and it worked great. It all cleaned up to like new.


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Re: Clean ceramic coated headers

Man! I went home the other day and tried the steel wool since I had some #000 laying around. What a difference! Haven't tried the mag wheel polish yet on it but the steel wool works great all by itself. Get ready to apply some elbow grease though.

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Re: Clean ceramic coated headers

I've used eagle one wadding polish on mine several times with great results.

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