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I'm considering wrapping my headers. I don't want to send them off to get coated.

The reason I want to wrap them is to protect my trans and oil cooler lines that will be a very tight fit.

Has any one wrapped stainlessworks headers with success?
 
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I see. so it's bad all around no matter what it would seem.

I have heat sleeves for my oil and trans lines.
But I'm still worried about the headers burning the lines or heat shields. I have those aluminumized heat sleeves. Picture below but the silver type
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Would using some kind of paint or maybe going to a local powder coater be able to do something to help protect the lines?

I'm less worried about the engine bay temps more so about protecting things. And I don't want to have to send my headers off.
 

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The previous owner wrapped the headers on my car. Had it been my choice I wouldn’t have wrapped them. That being said I haven’t noticed any issues at all with them being wrapped. I’ll report back if I have to take the headers off anytime soon.
 
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The previous owner wrapped the headers on my car. Had it been my choice I wouldn’t have wrapped them. That being said I haven’t noticed any issues at all with them being wrapped. I’ll report back if I have to take the headers off anytime soon.
How long have your headers been wrapped
 

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Few years now
 
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I use that same type insulation on my lines, still need to have some positive separation from the pipes regardless. I imagine with 2" headers you are limited on space, maybe consider re-routing if needed. I had to form a new set of break lines to clear my passenger header and double wrapped the electrical common to the starter. I deleted the factory oil cooler and installed an adaptor for the remote and cleared the headers with plenty of separation, have not needed to wrap the oil lines.
 

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The big negative other than rust is oil absorption


Any oil leaks at all and they'll soak it up and become a fire hazard. IMHO get them coated.

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When my motor gets pulled the beta wrap will be coming off and I’ll have the headers coated. It’s my preferred way for headers/manifolds
 
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You could cerakote them yourself or find a dealer that can do it too. I have never used it on headers but I have used it on several firearms.
 

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Swaintech was fast turn around for me, and supposed to be THE coating. I used heat sheath on EVERYTHING under mine too.
How much do they cost on average?
You could cerakote them yourself or find a dealer that can do it too. I have never used it on headers but I have used it on several firearms.
That helps with heat?
 

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All of the ceramic coatings (Jet Hot, etc) are cheap - for a reason.

IMHO there is NO reason to not use Swaintech. It was just as fast and double the cost - but twice as effective IMHO. I think it was $500 for my 2" headers and mid-pipes.
 

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All of the ceramic coatings (Jet Hot, etc) are cheap - for a reason.

IMHO there is NO reason to not use Swaintech. It was just as fast and double the cost - but twice as effective IMHO. I think it was $500 for my 2" headers and mid-pipes.
Jet hot quoted me the same price! I told them no lol.
500 bucks seems kinda high to me idk tho, plus shipping both ways?
 

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I’ve had firearms cerakoted but wasn’t sure that it would handle the sustained heat something like headers or a manifold will have. Have people successfully used cerakote on items like that with long lasting results?
 
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Did you tell jetcoat these were going on a FI car? Verify the warranty should the coating peel/crack.
Yes I told them it was a forced induction car but I did not ask about warranty. Price on regular coating was like 450 plus shipping. And for a color it was like 200 extra.

The Swain looks a lot better for only 50 bucks more. But I don't see myself spending that kinda money on a coating, at least at this time.

I'd rather buy a cam kit for these kinda prices. Coating plus shipping going to be about the same price as a cam kit.
 
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