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Powder coated intercooler pipes

I want to get mine done and was hoping to see some photos of guys that have done that. I got an idea on a color but getting to see some pictures might help.

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Tom, these are ceramic coated. I tried powder coating first but over time they seemed to loose their luster.




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Wow, thats pretty. Does it always look like that? Or do you show it?

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I had mine coated by jet-hot coatings in their sterling finish.





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Tom, these are ceramic coated. I tried powder coating first but over time they seemed to loose their luster.




Did you just remove the foil and then have them coated or did you have to buff them out? I have no idea if the ceramic coat will fill in those little teath marks that are left after bending the pipes.

By the way, good job on cleaning the motor.

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Did you just remove the foil and then have them coated or did you have to buff them out? I have no idea if the ceramic coat will fill in those little teath marks that are left after bending the pipes.

By the way, good job on cleaning the motor.
Both of you guys have some very sharp looking engine compartments. I was considering the ceramic coating too but the idea of a cool color is appealing. I all ready have quite a bit of stuff coated in that. I was thinking about a dark metalic blue powder coat. How long did it take to where the pipes lost the luster with the powder coating and do you think there would be a way to avoid that?

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i had mine ceramic coated. im very happy with mine!!!

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It always looks that way! JMS1 is a sick puppy.
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How in the heck do you guys keep your engine compartments that clean? Those are some sharp looking engine bays. Nice work guys.

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Re: Powder coated intercooler pipes

Simple green is one of the tricks I learned to clean all the grease and grime off. Then hose it down good (low pressure, don't get crazy with the H2O)

And then soak it down with your favorite shiney spray, let it sit for 15 minutes and then take a good clean rag and wipe it down.

Then take some Bad Dog Polish and go to town on the shiney stuff.
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