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So I was talking with some people at AutoAssets today in Columbus while picking up some Redline 5w20. I will likely have them install the CPE headers for me when they arrive. We were talking about some options and one thing they brought up was a coating. Now I told them I heard bad things about coatings and wraps. That (JetHot) sometimes would even crack, fail, crack the headers. He showed me a set of headers they had sitting there for a WRX that were coated with a thick rough textured white ceramic coating from http://www.swaintech.com in NY.

Now SwainTech claims that this is not like the other coatings which are paints. They say it is functional and not just cosmetic, much thicker, will not fail, etc.

http://www.swaintech.com/header.html

I'll just let you all read their pages and judge for yourselves instead of trying to explain something I don't fully understand anyway. I already sent an email to Anthony about this to get their opinion. The pricing is very reasonable, my thoughts were that if this is really good maybe we can even get CPE to coordinate with Swain Tech and do a group buy of sorts for the headers for anyone who is interested. Maybe CPE can ship to them and then they can ship to us at a discounted rate if we get enough.

Just and idea. Thoughts? Experts please chime in. :)
 

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So I was talking with some people at AutoAssets today in Columbus while picking up some Redline 5w20. I will likely have them install the CPE headers for me when they arrive. We were talking about some options and one thing they brought up was a coating. Now I told them I heard bad things about coatings and wraps. That (JetHot) sometimes would even crack, fail, crack the headers. He showed me a set of headers they had sitting there for a WRX that were coated with a thick rough textured white ceramic coating from http://www.swaintech.com in NY.

Now SwainTech claims that this is not like the other coatings which are paints. They say it is functional and not just cosmetic, much thicker, will not fail, etc.

http://www.swaintech.com/header.html

I'll just let you all read their pages and judge for yourselves instead of trying to explain something I don't fully understand anyway. I already sent an email to Anthony about this to get their opinion. The pricing is very reasonable, my thoughts were that if this is really good maybe we can even get CPE to coordinate with Swain Tech and do a group buy of sorts for the headers for anyone who is interested. Maybe CPE can ship to them and then they can ship to us at a discounted rate if we get enough.

Just and idea. Thoughts? Experts please chime in. :)
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I am sure some of the Ohio members would be interested, keep us informed!
 

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Okay, here is Anthony's response.

"That seems like a pretty trick coating. At this time we just don't have the time to deal with having things coated or doing a group buy for coatings. If you would like to have them coated then go right ahead. Maybe someone like yourself could set up a group by with swain directely. As far as the coating being necessary, I'm not sure it is. I haven't seen a coating that holds up over the long haul which is why we use stainless fo our stuff."

I'm thinking I'll do more research and ask about this stuff. Maybe I can find someone who has used it before and see how it holds up longterm.

In the meantime if anyone has any knowledge they could contribute here please post.

Also if there is any interest among any of you who have purchased the headers please post here as well. That way if I contact Swain Tech I can give them an idea of how many people might be interested.
 

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I am sure some of the Ohio members would be interested, keep us informed!
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the right coating will work, hoever wrapping works but still does harm. Wrapping holds in heat, but also stores it even whe the car is off putting stress on the pipes.

The coating will help maintain heat inside the header and will also not fatige the metal from stored heat like wraps would.

theres a ot about it here's a link

http://www.centuryperformance.com/heatwraps.asp
 
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