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Mild steel turbo header lifespan

Old 04-15-2009, 05:52 PM
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I just got back from the shop that "was" going to coat my header and downpipe. The owner said he has been in the business for 18 years and didn't recomment wasting money coating mild steel turbo hot side parts. Stating I would be lucky even after coating for my stuff to last one month. WTF!!! I have one friend with a 03 F150 with flipped mani's and mild steel pipe and flange with a Turbonetics T-66. He's been driving it for almost 4 years now like that, His coating of choice was Tech-line coatings that he just cured on the vehicle, another buddy has a 00 Lightning with a set of Ebay shorties flipped with mild steel hot side painted high heat flat black running a large T4 Precision turbo with no problems to mention. We installed this setup spring of 07. I have already posted pics of my hotside but here they are again. Any input is greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:25 PM
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anyone?
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:30 PM
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It should be fine. Stock M/C headers are mild steel on the smaller bikes and they can go ten years plus no issues
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Old 04-15-2009, 10:26 PM
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Pipe bends look nice n' smooth, where did you get your piping and bends?
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:03 PM
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all the pipe is magnaflow mandrel bends, it is really nice stuff. I made an offer on performancepeddler.com's ebay store and got a hell of a deal for all of it.
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Well aparently I need 15 posts to send you a PM so I guess you could call this post a bump or whatever. -Post up some more pics to this thread as it progresses
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:08 AM
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Not a problem. I guess I'm gonna coat the stuff myself. not sure if I want to order the Tech-line coating or the Por20.
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Old 04-16-2009, 09:39 AM
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Hey man do it your self...I have a friend That painted his PISTONS with the cerimic high heat paint..just the top and baked the piston and he is still running them in the car and has about 3,000 miles on them and they still look new...
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Painted the piston, are you kidding me? He's got to be lying.
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what the hell he painted the pistons?Your stuff looks nice though
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