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Color choice for headers - Any opinions?

PostPost by: Evante » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:34 pm

Hi All,

I am installing new Tony Thompson headers on my 72 Federal Sprint. I am trying to decide on what color to ceramic coat the headers; silver or black. The cam color is going to be signal red and the block will be gray as original.

Any preferences?

Thanks in advance for your opinions.

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PostPost by: 661 » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:10 pm

Evante wrote:Hi All,

I am installing new Tony Thompson headers on my 72 Federal Sprint. I am trying to decide on what color to ceramic coat the headers; silver or black. The cam color is going to be signal red and the block will be gray as original.

Any preferences?

Thanks in advance for your opinions.

Jay S.

I had my TTR headers done in black Zircotec. Bear in mind it is more very dark grey and is rough so marks reasonably easily
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:46 pm

is a wrap in consideration? Probably good to use the high heat paint first, while wet wrap it. Also changeable if your not happy.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:06 am

I went with a silver colour. I looks more like aluminium toning to me. I like it. I put some reflective foil on the fibreglass to prevent heat buildup, and also wrapped parts of the header that are close to the fibreglass bulkheads. The TTR header is big when it is installed!

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PostPost by: jono » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:03 pm

This is what my last one looked like with black ceramic coated headers if it's any help?
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PostPost by: prezoom » Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:30 pm

Titanium ceramic on the Plus2, coated both inside and out.
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PostPost by: tonyabacus » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:34 pm

Have you researched the different coatings and methods including wrapping. They each have their pos and neg points. Have a read of this which may help.
https://www.performancecoating.com/cera ... hoenix.htm
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PostPost by: My72Sprint » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:35 pm

TTR Headers Titanium ceramic on my 1972 Sprint too.
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PostPost by: danwasdahl » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:21 pm

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PostPost by: tonyabacus » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:24 pm

Jay
Have you looked into the benefits and negatives of both coatings and wrappings as they some coatings are not long lasting as you will read if you go on some of the Jaguar forums with E Type headers. Here is a site that gives a quick run down on coatings that may be worth a read,

https://www.performancecoating.com/cera ... hoenix.htm
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PostPost by: Evante » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:07 am

Thank you all for your thoughts, information and pics.

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