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has anyone powdercoated exhaust headers before? my work can powdercoat but id rather know if it will hold up to the exhaust tempurature. We cook our paint at 375 degrees, idk if that makes a difference or if you needed to know.
 

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Isn't ceramic coating just another powdercoating process?
 

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I believe so I dont know, it sounds like its just a clear coat but I have a feeling ceramic coating sustains more heat. Thats why I want to find out so Im not boiling or dripping powdercoat paint down the track or on the roads because the exhaust cooks it. What I do know is our black powdercoat can stay in the ovens for a much longer period of time compared to clear(which burns)
 

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powdercoating is only good to about 400-500 degrees then it will blister off.
 

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Okay, so how hot do headers get?
 

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okay so powdercoat=bad idea it sounds like?
 

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You can get them ceramic coated, which is a type of powdercoating but can withstand high temperatures. it is not sprayed on like conventional powder but uses a different method. Regular powder coating cures at about 500 degrees where as true ceramic isnt a powder but more like molten glass that coats the object. Ceramic partially cures at 500 then the rest is done by the heat of the exhaust. I am going to be getting my MAC LT's done and have done the research and called different companies and this is what they have told me and I have seen from researching
 

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if you want em a diff color, they make colored ceramic coating in a rattle can and you can use the poerder coating oven to cure it before you put em on thats what im planning on doing with my long tubes
 

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sure you can get them powdercoated.....but it'll only last till you get home ;)

but srsly, the MAC's are ceramic coated, but be careful with them. if you bump or bang them and they chip a little, you're gonna have rust there.
 

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jet hot or other ceramic coating is good to 1600 degrees
 

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Ya I knew of the ceramic coating for the exhaust but figured Id find out about powdercoating since its availible at my work and I could send it through the machine without anyone knowing for free and save some money. O well
 
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