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bibbs68
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posted 03-26-2002 05:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am working on getting a set of Hooker Headers and was wondering:

Who had their headers coated?
What company did you use?
Are you satisfied with the work?

Thanks in advance!

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-26-2002 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought 6111-1's... SuperComps with the ceramic coating already applied. There's almost a $200 difference in price between the coated and non-coated headers, but damn! They are a work of art. I don't know who Hooker contracts to coat their product, but they do an awesome job. They are coated inside and out.

I hear good things about Jet-Hot, but I can't personally speak for thier work never having done buisness with them.

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Ken
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posted 03-26-2002 08:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my Tri-Y's long tubes already coated and I'd never go any other route...especially seeing the ones that aren't coated !!!

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The Iceman
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posted 03-26-2002 08:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for The Iceman   Click Here to Email The Iceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yeah I can attest to NOT having a header(s) coated
One day, actually probably during the summer when a rebuild the 6 in my garage Ill get my header coated (more money... haha)

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bibbs68
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posted 03-27-2002 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bibbs68   Click Here to Email bibbs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anybody else?

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1_ZoNiE
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From: Arizona - M&M Member No. 1968 & Owner/Driver of a 1968 Mustang Coupe! ~Happiness is Matching Numbers~
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 03-27-2002 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 1_ZoNiE   Click Here to Email 1_ZoNiE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I have decided to go with it. In trying to determined the unknown type of metal used in the set I purchased off e-bay, I'll just go ahead and settle the issue by getting them jet hot coated. NO MORE PAINT! There is a place nearby that is jet hot coating the "lion's share" of Hooker's headers (which, to my understanding, bought out Flow Tech). They can do the coating in all sorts of different colors. The problem, I face now should I go with red, black, or silver (the almost chrome look). Hmmmmm.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 03-27-2002 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The silver coating looks sweet

But other colors? That would be a tough call to make... could be something to set yours apart from the crowd. Dependes maybe on the color scheme of the rest of it...

I'll have a buncha aluminum in my motor compartment, the silver headers compliment it well

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