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would that be a good idea..i would have a sorta blingy intake with the benifits of ceramic to help with the heat....
 

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a guy named drader had some fancy coatings done to his VGi. He likes it, and the dyno charts seem to prove it works. Check in the 12v VR6 Forum.
 

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I would go with the ceramic coating over the Evo heatshield http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Should try getting a Bosal ceramic coated header while you're at it, although they're kinda pricey for VR's...
 

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Re: ceramic coating a VR intake mani...?? (VW97Jetta)

well...the whole thing started with me polishing my mani...then i found many imperfections....dents if you want to call them that...so i decided to just get it powder coated...but i cant think of a good color to do it in...i really wanted a polished one, but lost the intrest in doing it..i am too lazy...

so i was up at my friends work looking at some of the stuff that had just been ceramic coated and thought hmmmm...almost the bling of polish with the added help with heat...
 

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Re: ceramic coating a VR intake mani...?? (A3GTIVR6)

I have my A2 intake manifold ceramic coated in that polished look stuff. It looks ok except that the ceramic coating does still show any little imperfections in the surface of the manifold. If you were to totally smooth your VR manifold I bet it would look pretty good, but it isnt quite a mirror finish. Mine's kind of wavy.
The A2 manifolds seem to have a rougher cast than the VR ones so if you smoothed all the lines it'd look good. I dont know how much it'd benefit the motor, but it certainly cant hurt.
I paid somewhere arount $250 to have both manifolds and my down pipe coated.
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Re: ceramic coating a VR intake mani...?? (A3GTIVR6)

ceramic = good. Do your exhaust manifold too, watch how cool your throttle body gets
 

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Re: ceramic coating a VR intake mani...?? (VW97Jetta)

a honda buddy of mine just ceramic-coated his NSX calipers... wish i woulda known more about this before I painted my 11.3's
 

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What does that have to do with manifolds?

he's talking about ceramic coating... i just found out about the wonders it works this weekend. Sounds like pretty amazing stuff.
sorry if i did't put "do it http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif" at the bottom of my post to make my point clear...
 

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Re: ceramic coating a VR intake mani...?? (Matt)

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I have my A2 intake manifold ceramic coated in that polished look stuff. It looks ok except that the ceramic coating does still show any little imperfections in the surface of the manifold. If you were to totally smooth your VR manifold I bet it would look pretty good, but it isnt quite a mirror finish. Mine's kind of wavy.
The A2 manifolds seem to have a rougher cast than the VR ones so if you smoothed all the lines it'd look good. I dont know how much it'd benefit the motor, but it certainly cant hurt.
I paid somewhere arount $250 to have both manifolds and my down pipe coated.
Matt

i will have it down to a 600 grit before i take it up there...so hopefully it will come out pretty nice....a friend of mine works for the place i am taking it...so i am only paying $75.00 to get it ceramic coated...

i would imagine this stuff will really help keep the intake air cooler...i hope so...its been in the low to mid 90's here lately...
 

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Re: ceramic coating a VR intake mani...?? (A3GTIVR6)

My dad has had a ceramic coated Exhuast manifold on his 240z for a couple of years now-looks nice! He bought a used one had it coated and simply swapped the one on his car for the coated one.
 

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Re: ceramic coating a VR intake mani...?? (Pape)

hit yellowslc on eurotechniks....he's been doing some kind of coating on mani's and other stuff. Did it on Lou's car and some other stuff. Hit him up for details and if it's working or not.
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Food for thought....

This mainfold was treated to a simple smoothing of the casting lines and then "Cerma-Chromed". The valve cover is original finish with "Cerma-Chrome" ceramic coating.


Now granted my manifold is not "bling", but it is ceramic coated Satin Black (not "Kaptain Krylon", as some might think on first glance). I left the factory texture to the manifold before coating.
Both engine have full ceramic coated Intake and Exhaust Manifolds (Cast Iron Grey for the OE look) and are using EvoHeatShields.
Here's a quote from a thead in the VR6 12V forum I wrote back in Sept 2002 -
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Now here's what I can tell you about the reduction in heat. (Not super scientific, but makes the point)
The above picture was take the morning of the Evolution Sports/ waterwagens Cruise to Leavenworth, WA. This drive started @ Evolution Sports in Everett (elevation 150ft) and the first stop was the top of Stevens Pass (elevation 4061ft) which is about 60 miles. In the group that I was driving with, there was an another AAA with no EvoHeatShield and No Coatings, that had basically driven the same manners I had. After getting to the pass and shutting down for about 5-10 min. someone says let's see if the manifold spacer and coating really do anything. So, we walk over to the factory manifold car and place our hand on the raw aluminum where the sound cover (this piece that says VR6 DOHC) normally is and you get that feeling that you just grabbed a hot pot off the stove. You all know what it feels like, where you pull your had away and then you feel the burn, like your brain can tell your had to move but hasn't told it why
. Then we walk over to the coated manifold and you can place your hands anywhere you like and hold it there.
Again this was a very basic test, but it tells the story.

I hope that helps!
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Re: ceramic coating a VR intake mani...?? (VDoubleUVR6)

matt...i am not local..i am in tx...you prob know me better as the guy with the leaning cup kit...
 
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