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powder/ceramic coating exhaust 919

found this company Jet-Hot that does colored powder coating and ceramic coating, total cost is $235, i want my pipes done in red, i think it would really set the bike off, does anyone have any opinions on this? it is mainly a cosmetic upgrade, but also is used to protect the pipes since i live on the ocean and salt mist is a huge problem.

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found this company Jet-Hot that does colored powder coating and ceramic coating, total cost is $235, i want my pipes done in red, i think it would really set the bike off, does anyone have any opinions on this? it is mainly a cosmetic upgrade, but also is used to protect the pipes since i live on the ocean and salt mist is a huge problem.
I had mine ceramic coated and loved the finish. Also, it cleaned easily.

However, red exhaust. Are you NUTS? Do you need to see a psychologist?

Just kidding. Although I think it would look terrible, it would be very easy to change back if you didn't like it.

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Red would look silly. IMHO.

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found this company Jet-Hot that does colored powder coating and ceramic coating, total cost is $235, i want my pipes done in red, i think it would really set the bike off, does anyone have any opinions on this? it is mainly a cosmetic upgrade, but also is used to protect the pipes since i live on the ocean and salt mist is a huge problem.
Make sure that they actually coat it with CERAMIC RED and not a ceramic coating covered with red paint. Many years ago, I had them take care of my Superhawk pipes in black. What I didn't realize was that they did a ceramic coating covered with high temp black paint. The paint was delicate.
I say you like red, go for red. These other guys don't like red. Red reminds me of an old flame. She was pretty hot with strawberry blonde hair down to her little fanny.

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here are some pics omaha919 made for me to see what it would look like, remember im also sticking on the two bros dual carbon fiber cans
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Here's what I found for their list of colors they have available <LINK>

and as far as the pics above go, I would apply Jet-Hot's disclaimer found at the bottom of the page...

Please note that due to different monitor resolutions and color settings, the above colors may vary slightly in real life than what you see on your monitor.

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I think it looks really ugly, maybe it would look okay with a few other parts accented red.**

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I think you'd be able to pull off that red if you had an undertray... otherwise it looks out of place

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I thought it would look awful.

But

In your rendered images it actually looks cool. Definitely a statement and quite unique.

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If you like it, do it. I think it would looks cool if it were more like a brick red

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will make those pipes pop with a nice shine.

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I think the red pipes look good in the pics. Makes the pipes really stand out. looks good with the red plug wires and spring for the rear shock. I say if you like it go for it.

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I have jet-hot coated race car headers in the past.
I did one really unique set in blue by Jet Hot. The color suprised me, it was great work and finish, but the blue was a very flat and pale blue, it seemed to me that the guys I knew running the Jet Hot with Silver or black, also had flat, pale shades of their colors. I was thinking of getting my heat sheild JH coated, just for a unique look, but I would go for a grey or black, due to my experience with the blue jet hot coating.

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I'd rather be dead than Red on the Hed....ders!

Actually the red hedders in those pics don't look as bad as I thought it would. If it looks good to you, do it.

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What year 919 is it? If you want to paint it, just paint it, don't listed to anyone.
Just do me a favor, if it's post 03, trade me your SS y pipe for my black, I will pay for the shipping

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The ceramic coatings, actually cermets, are suitable for exhaust system's heat and environment and will last quite a while, but the color coatings are heat paint which will be much more susceptable to flaking off when hit by sand or small rocks. IME the part of the headers exposed to the spray from the front wheel will start looking decidedly second hand quickly. You'll notice the color section does not mention headers amongst the specifically named parts -- unless you lump them in with
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Don't do it. People will think that you're a fag that can't ride. Don't ask for my opinion if you don't want it.

IMHO your bike looks pretty damn tough the way it is. But if you want to do a little something, get rid of the garden hose lookin brake likes and get some nice stainless steel brake lines. That will project a lot better image. Easy to do and you'll like the feel.
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I've also been a fan of coloured headers if the colour is a good match, and the finish can be kept clean and newish looking. The orange 4:1 headers I did in 74 for my 73, really looked ratty by the end of the season. Flat black was much more forgiving. Otherwise it would be matter of reblasting and repainting every season. My Mom did not like the sound of that, because I used the kitchen oven to do all the paint baking. Just like I used the dishwasher for cleaning parts, replete with varsol enhanced cleaning action, and hung plastic sheets to convert the laundry room to a spray booth for all the painting. I smile just thinking about those days ! Thanks for making a post about coloured headers !!!!

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