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Posted by dan2288, Jun 24, 2010
Newbie Forum - Beginner/newbie/general DSM modification questions. First mods, how to run 10's when you haven't run 12's yet, any tech question that doesn't fit in another tech forum.
Many people are running the FP manifold with no heatshield and this has not happened to them, a bit of misleading info..
Temps will be substantially lower in the engine bay, if you have it I would keep it as they're very hard to come by.
Ceramic coatings are minimally effective in these thicknesses. Space shuttle uses a thick ceramic plating or maybe that "aerogel" material, not some .003" paint. A heat shield should be called a "radiation shield". And in that respect they work extremely well. Factory goes as far as fiberglass wadding, clam shelled by a heat shield. If ceramics were worth a damn it would be simply easier to "spray paint" the coating on and be done with it, but they don't.
i remember watching american chopper a few years back and they had an exhaust ceramic coated, and they were able to touch it within a few seconds of turning the engine off.
Do you run an FP manifold?
i thought ceramic coating was like powder coating (electrostatic)? if it is then why couldn't you just spray the powder inside the manifold runners until it is fully coated? the space shuttle see re-entry temperatures, far above any temperature any component a car will ever see, and there are living people and life support equipment inside. unmanned spacecraft don't tend to need as thick of a thermal barrier.
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