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Dave_C
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From: Gadsden, Al
Registered: Aug 99

posted 11-23-2002 05:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What do you guys think about getting an intake aluminum/ceramic coated. HPC and Jet-Hot both do it. Not too $$ @ $90 for an intake. As I understand it, you don't have to polish the intake before it's treated.

How does it look? Hold up? Any performance benefits for an intake? Will it withstand methanol? (I've seen methanol eat through powder coating)

What I'm talking about:
http://www.airborncoatings.com/customer/index3.html

I just finished with my new Victor 460 intake today. Drilled and tapped all the injector bungs for the fuel nozzles. Figured I might send it off and get it coated before installing it.

Later,
David Cole

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 11-23-2002 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That coating looks really nice when its done.Dont know about holding up to methanol.I know a few guys that had this done.Alot easier and maintainence free than polishing.
Bob

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kid vishus
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posted 11-23-2002 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This wont apply to you as much since your motor is on alcohol. But I have been told that completely coating them is detrimental to performance. Once it gets hot, it stays hot, and doesnt let the heat out. I was told that instead of coating the entire thing, to coat just the bottom to keep the hot oil in the lifter valley from heating up the intake as badly.

Not sure how much truth is too it, but that's what I was told, and it sounded credible.

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
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posted 11-23-2002 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had it done to one of my intakes and was not happy with the longevity at all. It looked great for about two weeks then it began to chip and stain. The first time I had to pull the intake for a tear down inspection it chipped around all of the intake bolts. From there it was down hill. Forget about the gurantee as the shipping there and back costs as much as the coating. I'll stick with clear laquer on a natural finish ofr about $3.00.

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Dave_C
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posted 11-23-2002 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave_C   Click Here to Email Dave_C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys. I think I'll pass on it. Was just an idea.

Later,
David Cole

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Big D
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posted 11-24-2002 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can always Powder Coat it.. I did mine with Almost Chrome and Clear.. Doesn't look to bad..

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clevelandstyle
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From: Connersville, IN
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posted 11-24-2002 01:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for clevelandstyle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My intake and valve covers are powder coated. The vlave covers look OK, but the intake doesn't. When fuel gets on it, it discolors. There is no easy way to fix it either. Have you ever tried to remove powder coat?

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Big D
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posted 11-24-2002 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D   Click Here to Email Big D     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep,, I have removed powder coate.. JASCO Paint & Epoxy Remover and a Sand Blaster did the trick,, BUT IT SUCKED..

Don

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