User Tag List

Like Tree7Likes
  • 1 Post By Prevent
  • 6 Post By FSCC

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-16-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
SMRTSS1's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elgin
Posts: 3,120
 
SMRTSS1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elgin
Posts: 3,120
Casino cash: $25087800
0.89 per day
Default Ceramic coating for headers, anyone know where to get it done locally?

Like the title says, I finally got some headers for my Trailblazer (used) that I want to get ceramic coated inside and out and I prefer local over shipping them. Anyone know of a place locally that does coating or have any experience with them? Yes I already know about Jet-coat and Nitro-plate but as I said I don't want to pay the extra $$$ for shipping.
SMRTSS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 03:28 PM   #2
Prevent's Avatar
ilikemtb999 is my friend
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,636
ilikemtb999 is my friend
 
Prevent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,636
Casino cash: $15500
0.44 per day
Default

lo-ko.com
blck10th likes this.
Prevent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
zenriddles's Avatar
Molon Labe - come and take them!
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Holiday Inn
Posts: 3,148
Molon Labe - come and take them!
 
zenriddles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Holiday Inn
Posts: 3,148
Casino cash: $20496500
0.62 per day
Default

Local, no. I send my stuff to Jet-Hot in North Carolina and let them do all that.
__________________
If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.

zenriddles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 07:23 PM   #4
blck10th's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 17,963
 
blck10th's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 17,963
Casino cash: $7575727
3.90 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prevent View Post
lo-ko.com
here. when I worked at Hahn Racecraft we sent stuff there all the time. Been there a couple times also
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bub View Post
It's threads like this that makes life between masturbating worth living.
Tuned and Treated better by Tim @ Modular Powerhouse
blck10th is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
smug's Avatar
Please go back to eating crayons
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cedar Lake, IN
Posts: 7,063
Please go back to eating crayons
 
smug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cedar Lake, IN
Posts: 7,063
Casino cash: $15983965
1.61 per day
Default

CPC in Crestwood coated my headers for like $250
__________________
2015 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6 Navi
Lowered on 20's
Kick ass stereo
smug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 09:13 PM   #6
TommyGloves's Avatar  
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CHICAGO
Posts: 5,623
 
TommyGloves's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: CHICAGO
Posts: 5,623
Casino cash: $18578103
1.28 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smug View Post
CPC in Crestwood coated my headers for like $250
How are they holding up?
__________________
Double D Racing: Over-engineered and under-funded
Team OCD: Over-prepared and under appreciated
2017 540xi MSport | 2015 Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate | 2005 Saab 9-3 Aero | 1999 GTP
TommyGloves is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2012, 10:56 PM   #7
GOON's Avatar  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Libertyville/Dekalb
Posts: 588
 
GOON's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Libertyville/Dekalb
Posts: 588
Casino cash: $10330400
0.16 per day
Default

loko did a good job on mine.
GOON is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 07:11 AM   #8
SMRTSS1's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elgin
Posts: 3,120
 
SMRTSS1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elgin
Posts: 3,120
Casino cash: $25087800
0.89 per day
Default

Lo-ko quoted me around $400 for headers and Y-pipe which is pretty much the cheapest quote I've gotten for ceramic metallic inside and out. I'm going to try to drop them off today as long as the damn heat doesn't buckle the roads en route. Fuck it's hot out already and it's only 7am.
SMRTSS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2012, 06:18 PM   #9
smug's Avatar
Please go back to eating crayons
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cedar Lake, IN
Posts: 7,063
Please go back to eating crayons
 
smug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Cedar Lake, IN
Posts: 7,063
Casino cash: $15983965
1.61 per day
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TommyGloves View Post
How are they holding up?
Just fine!
smug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 09:49 PM   #10
beerdog's Avatar  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 14
 
beerdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 14
Casino cash: $4611800
0.00 per day
Default

call Fresh Start coatings in Rolling Meadows. He did some powder coating for me and a friend. Good price and fast. He also does Ceramic. He is a small operation but did good work. Plus he is close to you.

847-561-6968

FRESH START CUSTOM COATINGS******* Powder & Ceramic Coatings - Home
beerdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 11:51 PM   #11
SMRTSS1's Avatar  
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elgin
Posts: 3,120
 
SMRTSS1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Elgin
Posts: 3,120
Casino cash: $25087800
0.89 per day
Default

I talked to the guy at Fresh Start and he can't do the interior of the headers so I'm going to go with Lo-Ko
SMRTSS1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #12
FSCC's Avatar
Fresh Start Custom Coatings
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Palatine, IL
Posts: 18
Fresh Start Custom Coatings
 
FSCC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Palatine, IL
Posts: 18
Casino cash: $4622100
0.01 per day
Default

Of course I read this thread a little late.. I just wanna clarify something incase someone else reads this..

First off thank you to beerdog I appreciate the kind words!

My name is Mark and I am the owner operator of Fresh Start Custom Coatings. I do powder and ceramic coating work. I read the last post by Smrtss1 and wanted to explain something's. As far as I know and I hope I explained this to you on the phone, the reason I say I do not coat the inside of headers is because simply there is no tool or way to completely coat the inside of the pipe with all the twists and bends that headers have. You see, when you spray ceramic you use a detail airbrush or a detail hvlp gun as the ceramics is a liquid much like paint. As far as I know and with talking with my ceramic supplier there is no flexible wand or anything to put inside the pipes to fully coat them.. What a lot places do is pour a little ceramic in the pipes and rotate the pipe around and hope that it get coated. I do not see the point in that because if the ceramic is applied to thick in spots it will flake off and when you start to have pieces of ceramic coming out the exhaust and I don't want you to call me asking what happened.... Sure you can keep spinning the pipe and hope its fully coated but being honest there is no way to be sure that it gets fully coated correctly... What I tell everyone is I spray inside to cover the top bends where it is the hottest and from then on I can't be sure what gets coated or not.....

Now with that said, about my business ethics, I simply do not believe in telling anyone "what they wanna hear" just to get the job. I like what I do because I get to be up front and honest with everyone from the get go. I don't have a boss telling to tell "you" anything to get the job, I am the boss and the worker.. I enjoy having a good reputation and making peoples mouth drop when they see their parts.. I started doing powdercoating simply because I got f'ed over in the past on my own car parts by a few shitty places that will remain nameless.. Because of that I bought my own equipment and did my own stuff, it grew from there with doing all my friends parts and now its to the point where i advertise and run a growing business also In that time I have upgraded all my equipment and hope to continue to keep growing...

I hope anyone who reads this understands I simply try to offer the best and most honest service I can.

Thank you for reading!

Also if there is a tool out there that me or my ceramic supplier dont know about yet I'm sure we will find out soon so please call with any questions..
FSCC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.6 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
no new posts