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#253209 - 01/10/18 05:48 PM Hi temp header coating  
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Last month I bought a used "Rod's Header" from a NATO member. I am thinking of sending it and my turbo to Swain Tech Coatings to have it coated White Lightning Exhaust Coating. They say it will reduce radiant heat in the engine compartment by 35-55%. Does anyone have any experience or advice concerning this?


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85 w/88 nose; bal/bp, big valve, Lunati .500 cam; 120º intake; T3/T4E 50 trim; modified Stinger FMIC; DIY cold air; Bart's Works front susp; rear-modified Watts link; Cobra brake kit; Global West subframes; Lear-Siegler Mark VII seats
#253222 - 01/12/18 08:43 PM Re: Hi temp header coating [Re: RLW3]  
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Originally Posted by RLW3
Last month I bought a used "Rod's Header" from a NATO member. I am thinking of sending it and my turbo to Swain Tech Coatings to have it coated White Lightning Exhaust Coating. They say it will reduce radiant heat in the engine compartment by 35-55%. Does anyone have any experience or advice concerning this?


I had a thermal coater header on a previous project car and the coating did indeed help with under-hood temperatures. I'd also recommend wrapping the downpipe if you're really trying to reduce under-hood temps. This alone made a significant difference on my last turbo car


88 Turbo Coupe: Front mount intercooler, remote mount TFI, MGW short throw shifter... murdered out
#253228 - 01/15/18 12:45 AM Re: Hi temp header coating [Re: RLW3]  
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Plus, correct me if I am wrong, but having the thermal coating will also keep EGV/Thermal energy higher in the header/turbine housing. If you do the downpipe, it too will help exhaust gas flow velocity and contribute to a more efficient pressure ratio.


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'88 TurboCoupe, Automatic, stone-stock (as I just got it) for now. Trying to get it back running and roadworthy before mods begin.
#253237 - 01/16/18 04:55 PM Re: Hi temp header coating [Re: RLW3]  
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John B, thanks for the confirmation.
88Boostedbird, TurboAlpine said something similar.


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85 w/88 nose; bal/bp, big valve, Lunati .500 cam; 120º intake; T3/T4E 50 trim; modified Stinger FMIC; DIY cold air; Bart's Works front susp; rear-modified Watts link; Cobra brake kit; Global West subframes; Lear-Siegler Mark VII seats
#253238 - 01/16/18 05:46 PM Re: Hi temp header coating [Re: RLW3]  
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John B,

Did you have any problems with the coating lasting?
Who did your coating?
Would you recommend them?


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85 w/88 nose; bal/bp, big valve, Lunati .500 cam; 120º intake; T3/T4E 50 trim; modified Stinger FMIC; DIY cold air; Bart's Works front susp; rear-modified Watts link; Cobra brake kit; Global West subframes; Lear-Siegler Mark VII seats

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