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coated header help...

How or what is the best thing to fix scratched NEW headers that are coated ?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 12, 08:31 AM
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0000 steelwool and alot of rubbing .good luck.
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Re: coated header help...

I'm really worried about the rust starting....But I will try that too.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Sep 16th, 12, 01:08 PM
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I use scotch-brite both by hand and on my die grinder.
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Well DOUG here,s my 2 if they are the silver coated ones like the Hedman Elite series i woud tape iit off nicely prep it with brake kleen and shoot it with the Rustoleum HIGH HEAT PAINT the color match is very close. I will tell you this my friends Chicky and Greg both have coated headers and the coating did not last very long.The other thing is the headers were installed after the engines got broken in. I am not too keen on the coating as they rust just like everything else. we have done better with washing the regular Hedman,s with brake kleen and painting them ourselves with high heat paint. They seem to last longer and we can touch them up as they go southand we dont drive in snow rain or salt . Alex
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Re: coated header help...

Alex....didn't think of that....I have some VHT aluminum in the cabinet too.....hhhhmmm

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I will tell you this my friends Chicky and Greg both have coated headers and the coating did not last very long.
Unless something has changed in 15 years, my coated headers still look decent and have not rusted.
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Unless something has changed in 15 years, my coated headers still look decent and have not rusted.
Same here, mine have dulled some but they look fine, no rust. I melted my timing light pickup on one tube and left an oval plastic burn stain and used scotch-brite to get most of the stain out. What I used was a bit abrasive and left some light scratches so I'd suggest start with a less abrasive pad and go from there... Before I tried the scotch-brite I used some polish that actually put the shine back where I tried it. I think an hours work and some sore fingers and my dulling finish will be restored.

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"Cerma-Glo" polish made especially for polishing ceramic coated headers,works well on scratches. My Doug's headers came new with some scratches on #1 tube. I almost sent them back but I decided to try the polish first, it took them right out.
Ordered it from Summit with my headers.

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