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« on: January 11, 2007, 05:43:38 AM »

I just had my intake manifold for my 67 ceramic coated. it really looks good, It has a slight shine to it and looks like the natural cast iron but with silver tone to it not high polished chrome. Anyone else ever ceramic coat parts? What are your thoughts on doing this?

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 12:07:21 PM »

Sounds interesting.
Can you post a pic? How much did it cost? What's the max temp the coating can handle?
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 12:35:57 PM »

I had the exhaust manifolds on my car done inside & outside a long time ago with a metallic/ceramic coating.  I haven't used the car much since they were done.  They still look good, but the sharp edges show some very minor rust.  They should look good almost forever, but I wish I had them re-skinned by Jerry M. instead.  Oh well.
Attached is a picture (please ignore the yellow plug wires - I put them on so nothing would happen to my good wires while at the paint shop).
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 12:36:52 PM »

One more picture........
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2007, 08:24:07 PM »

MY68SS:
As soon as some one can instruct me on how to post a picture I will do that. Cost for the intake and thermostat housing to be ceramic coated with what they call a "silver gray satin finish" was $150 turn around time at the shop is one week. I believe the protection against heat to the coating was over 500 degrees if I understood the owner of the shop that is doing it. I'll check to make sure. I think it is higher especially since alot of the headers are now ceramic coated.

Jeff: Your exhaust manifolds still look great! That is one of the advantages of ceramic coating. They say the finish, if the application is done correctly will last forever.

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2007, 10:47:09 PM »

Personally, I love it.

I will have mine done on the car i'm doing now.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 04:46:41 AM »

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As soon as some one can instruct me on how to post a picture I will do that.
Click the preview button at the bottom, under the reply box.
On the preview page that then loads, click the 'Additional options' link at the lower left corner.
A few options will appear of which one is 'attach' with a browse button.
Click the browse button to find the pic you want to add.
Click the 'more attachments' link to add more pics [max 4 per post @ 128kb per pic]

Thanks for the info you have provided and thanks Jeff68 for the pics  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 06:43:02 PM »

The spray welding reskinning process that we do has produced the best original patina look for restoring these cars.  Also good for NCRS Corvette restorers.  We, along with other customers have seen the ceramic coatings and they just don't have the original cast look.  You would also be shot down in any concours "Legend" certification judging.  With our spray welding process, the manifolds will never rust again and will maintain the factory cast appearance.  The set on my red 1968 Z28 were done in 1987 and are still perfect, no rust spots at all.  I spent years researching the differnet processes before we invested in buying the equipment to do the job.

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2007, 11:58:20 PM »

Jerry--by any chance do you know Roger Gibson in Kelso, Missouri? He's helping me by email on my '68 resto. Super guy!
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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2007, 12:43:17 AM »

Yes, I know Roger well.  Does excellent work and was one of the first to start documenting factory front end paint markings.

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« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2007, 11:04:10 AM »

Here's what Jerry's spray-welded stock Z/28 exhaust manifolds look like on my car - they were done five years ago.  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2007, 01:34:08 PM »

Jerry and JohnZ:

Thanks for the info and picture. Your exhaust manifolds look really good. I am not into the judging side of the First Generation cars more into the driving and enjoying side. The shows that I do enter are more for getting just the dash plaques and helping car clubs or groups out.Just wanted to add  a little more color to the engine compartment using the stock parts.
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2007, 05:56:40 PM »

Ok guys, here is the picture of my intake manifold. I stand corrected in stating it was ceramic coated. It was not, it was powder coated. I mis-understood that processes when they were explained to me. It is miserable getting old!!!!!!!!!!! Anyways, I like the finished product, it shows the contrast of the cast iron through the powder coat. It has a shine but not high gloss.The pictures in my opinion do not do the intake justice. There are reflections and flash bounce off the intake. I hope this works!!!!!!!! Oh and the powder coating is resistant to over 600 degrees. And if it ever gets that hot it means my engine is on fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me know what you think!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2007, 05:59:08 PM »

Got one of them!!!!! Here is the second one  ( I hope!!!!!!!!)
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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2007, 11:03:58 PM »

The spray welding reskinning process that we do has produced the best original patina look for restoring these cars. 

Jerry 
How do we find out the cost on a set of sb manifolds and where it is done Jerry?
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