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    OK boat guys. I was going to build a set of SS zoomies for my engine to replace my old nasty looking chrome Cragar classic pieces.
    But I am wondering what temp the SS starts to turn that ugly gold tint? Hell, for the same money or less I can build a mild steel set and jet hot coat them. Or coat my cragars (that already have the egt bungs in them). BUT if the SS won't discolor, nothing will look cooler than polished stainless.
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    I have a buddy with a set they look fine. Just dont cook oil on em. They are an old set and never been cleaned up still look fine.

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    Wags, PM Rhinowood. Nobody knows more about SS zoomies than he does. My guess. With alky, your probably fine. But ask him.



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    Rhinowood is his name on here?
    I just saw a set for sale and they are discolored. That's why I asked.
    Craig, gas or alky piece?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Wags, PM Rhinowood. Nobody knows more about SS zoomies than he does. My guess. With alky, your probably fine. But ask him.
    Found him.
    Thanks GN and Craig.
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    Well, do they discolor, inquiring minds want to know!

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    Ours did, but I would bet it depends on what grade of stainless you use. I could even imagine the thickness could play into that equation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagspe208 View Post
    Rhinowood is his name on here?
    I just saw a set for sale and they are discolored. That's why I asked.
    Craig, gas or alky piece?
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    They all will turn a little golden, gas or alky. A little work with Metalwax products will bring it right back. There was a set of Rhinowoods on Kent Price's boat that crashed at San Diego last year and the Metalwax brought them back, that was salt water too!. Most of Rhino's zoomies are on Alky boats I think. The 'Red Baron' BAH is at Mike's shop now getting a detail job with Metalwax products for the Autorama show and shine in Sacramento soon. Maybe he could start a thread showing how his products work. I'll give him a call.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveo143 View Post
    They all will turn a little golden, gas or alky. A little work with Metalwax products will bring it right back. There was a set of Rhinowoods on Kent Price's boat that crashed at San Diego last year and the Metalwax brought them back, that was salt water too!. Most of Rhino's zoomies are on Alky boats I think. The 'Red Baron' BAH is at Mike's shop now getting a detail job with Metalwax products for the Autorama show and shine in Sacramento soon. Maybe he could start a thread showing how his products work. I'll give him a call.
    X2 on the metal wax work great for discolored stainless
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    I for one, love the aged / golden look of stainless headers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s2k1 View Post
    I for one, love the aged / golden look of stainless headers.
    I was thinking the same thing. Even better with Ti exhausts.

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    To each his own I guess.
    I am not in to working on my crap. (well, at least to be shiny) I just want to do something once (on my boat) then get on my bulldozer. LOL
    OK, to much going on to polish headers. Maybe jet hot is for me. They said 325 to strip and coat mine.
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