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Anyone knows a USA based companies that does Ceramic Exhaust Coating?


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13 minutes ago, LowRyter said:

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I can say about 20 years ago, at a "bike meetup", I saw a rider on a pretty clapped out late '70's Kaw Z-1000.  The header pipes were jet coated and looked fantastic and little out of place on the old bike.  I chatted with the rider and he told me that he worked at Jet Hot and had the work done there.  That's all my personal knowledge but I was impressed with it.  What I can read is that they're the industry leader.  

At least, they have motorbikes headers' photos in the gallery. Most of the other companies only put car's....

They have several colors available; I was initially going to go with black, because the engine is black. But I am wondering if I should not try something a little less conservative.

They don't have the exact same red of my Le Mans, pity. I think the header pipes would look good in red;

Here's the color palette they propose for ceramic coating;

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Of those three, I would choose the black, but try to get it satin to better match the engine.  Personally, I grown to appreciate the "bronze" [atina of the V11 header pipes. I suppose they have something similar?

 

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1 minute ago, docc said:

Of those three, I would choose the black, but try to get it satin to better match the engine.  Personally, I grown to appreciate the "bronze" [atina of the V11 header pipes. I suppose they have something similar?

 

They have some Bronze colors. They could also chrome the exhaust so it would look like the StayInTune terminals. Unfortunately, my sampling tool just takes one single point so I don't get the texture of the tint. I could give it some texture so it would look better. The black is actually the Satin Black. But sampled on 1 pixel.

Jet Hot Sotck color topcoats

 

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I like the first one best because.

It's honest and says I'm a SS header/exhaust and don't see the need to hide it.

It has "patina" 

It's not a hot-rod it's a motorcycle

It costs nothing

Being an air cooled engine the the last thing I want to do is insulate the header pipes for aesthetic reasons.

It's doesn't look like the exhaust on one of those hideous bobberised calamities that, Manscaped, mun wearing, rolled up long pant, Latte sipping, inked up barrister's would ride. 

Ciao

 

 

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also consider a clean and polish, like this one. I did mine very close to this and by hand, flitz metal polish, 3m pad, and then cloth. Took a few hours and it will return to tarnish after awhile, but once done it's easier to keep up with. If you use a buffing wheel it's even better

 

 

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What footgoose sez. A buffing wheel, rouge, a little elbow grease, and they'll look like a pewter dollar in no time. Wipe them down one last time after installation, and they'll eventually turn golden. Fingerprints, oil, etc. will  have to be looked after, or they'll get splotchy. (technical term)

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