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    Default Coated headers, bringing back the shine

    Hey, I just picked up some coated Borlas and they're dull as hell. I hit them with some 000 scotchbrite and then some Mothers aluminum polish and it did a good job but I'm curious if folks have a better system to bring back the shine..........thanks a bunch.....john

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    Johnny your shaft is on the way !

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    Thanks Tommy.

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    Your welcome Grandpa , found these "coated headers" for myself , no polish neccesary

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    I wish I could run Zoomies but not around here. They don't even want exhaust above the water but I've heard these Borlas before and they have a good idle sound (or lack thereof).

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    Wow John, you got sumpthing from Bud that wasn't polished to the nth degree???
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    BTW those zoomies look nice. What kind of coating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotkona View Post
    Wow John, you got sumpthing from Bud that wasn't polished to the nth degree???
    Hard to figure huh? I swear that guy uses Mothers polish for soap in the shower too....unfreaking beleivable how gorgeous his stuff is.

    Coating looks just like mine (though much shinier). Ceramic

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    i used the powerball metal polish and the super fine steel wool to keep coated headers blingin

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    Hey John, try Wenol, I use it on my coated headers and it works great. I'm pretty sure Jethot recommended this.

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    Do you have pics of the Borlas on the boat? I was thinking of going that way. Was wondering what they looked like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdragster View Post
    Do you have pics of the Borlas on the boat? I was thinking of going that way. Was wondering what they looked like?

    Here they are dragster, I worked them over with 000 scotchbrite, wetsanded them with 2000 grit and then some Mothers polish I had. I'd like to find some of the Wenol that Vern mentioned as I've seen that sold at the car shows and it looks like it works great.




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    Man those look bitchin...maybe it's an optical dilusion but that one sure looks close to your transom, I'd hate to see you cook your paint.
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    Hey John,
    I've used Cermakrome quite a bit in the past. I've used it on Everything from Headers, Tunnel Rams, hardware, etc. It's an outstanding produsct and SHINY I've usually shipped my stuff to Cap's down in Fresno http://www.capsbhc.com/ They do an outstanding job and warranty their work
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    Yup, that's a bit of an illusion. I did have to move the motor forward 3 1/4" to clear them.

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