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 Post subject: Ceramic coating advices
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:14 am 
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Hi everybody,

Over the summer I noticed that my bike was heating up quite a while while riding in France for holidays.
Also, the shine of the headers has disappeared.

Talking with some fellow riders, I was advised on getting the exhaust ceramic coated.
Someone talked me about Zircotec and Performance 1 Coatings.

Any recommendations?
I have just been wondering around their websites and thought the latter one pretty good.

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Brelong


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:49 am 
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The advice might depend on where you are.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:18 am 
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They're stainless headers. Rotate the engine down remove them and get them professionally polished then just keep on top of them. Shameless plug download/file.php?id=10015&mode=view


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:29 pm 
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DaveH wrote:
They're stainless headers. Rotate the engine down remove them and get them professionally polished then just keep on top of them. Shameless plug download/file.php?id=10015&mode=view


WOW!!!! That's amazing!!!! :o


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:30 pm 
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03 wrote:
The advice might depend on where you are.


Cambridge, UK.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 12:56 am 
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Brelong wrote:
03 wrote:
The advice might depend on where you are.


Cambridge, UK.
OK. I'm not aware anyone down there that has been used for coatings, but it's worth considering what has been said about polishing?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:36 am 
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http://www.camcoat.com/main/

I have used Camcoat in the distant past, about 15 years ago - long time ago so not a recommendation (in 15 years, things can get a lot better or worse).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:07 pm 
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My race headers are ceramic coated and still look Ok after 13 years of all weather (and all winter) riding. Not too sure that companies would touch used headers though. Maybe wrong.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:57 am 
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i had new steel headers done by camcoat and another company, they went rusty after 400miles and riding in dry weather, save your money and polish them if they are stainless.

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Camcoat have done a load of work for me this year, and their work is superb.
Nick there is a biker and enthusiastic about other folks' projects, so oversees the quality.
http://www.camcoat.com/

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:42 pm 
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I had zircotec on my xb12r when I bought it secondhand. Didn't do many miles and the coating was coming off around the silencer weld as the whole system was done. Also the rough surface was a bugger to clean.


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cyclonem2pete wrote:
i had new steel headers done by camcoat and another company, they went rusty after 400miles and riding in dry weather, save your money and polish them if they are stainless.

That doesn't sound right. Not calling you a liar at all. I'm just thinking perhaps an improper selection of coating or they didn't prep them properly.

I have 2 full exhausts in my garage that are ceramic coated and they both have 15 years on them. I'm somewhat coastal and the humidity is hell here. They still look like they did when they were done in 2000 and 2001. Mine are coated inside and out and were done new.

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My camcoated muffler on the Uly lasted about a year before going rusty again, but to be fair it probably gets its fair share of stoning...

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pash wrote:
My camcoated muffler on the Uly lasted about a year before going rusty again, but to be fair it probably gets its fair share of stoning...


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