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    Ouch! My brain hurts. You guys are forcing me to learn new facts. I always thought of ceramic coating as a kind of super strong black paint that was baked onto your frame. Like the reason why my SuperLow's frame was still black in the places where it bottomed out and dented on speed bumps.

    Trevor ceramic coating his "entire" bike. Metal, plastic, where will it all end? The entire house, the dog, pop tarts, in-laws? I'm going to need a larger oven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    You would be far ahead if you just had such an exhaust Jet-Hotted.
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    Yup....I am a big fan of ceramic coating....

    Great thread, I'm learning lots.
    GS1150Pilot, Baatfam, is the ceramic coating primarily done for protecting the exhaust from corrosion over time? Additionally, is ceramic coating something one can do one their own or must one take it to a shop?
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    For a high-heat application like a motorcycle exhaust, it is best to have it done professionally. I have friends who ceramic coat firearm components to good effect, but the process probably isn't as durable as an exhaust system warrants. Ceramic coating an exhaust has several benefits:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyTank View Post
    Great thread, I'm learning lots.
    GS1150Pilot, Baatfam, is the ceramic coating primarily done for protecting the exhaust from corrosion over time? Additionally, is ceramic coating something one can do one their own or must one take it to a shop?
    My drag bike already had it, for the heat efficiency outlined above. But it was getting shabby, so I had it redone.
    Definitely a professional job. I used the same place the others racers did. It wasn't cheap, but far less costly than new headers.

    On my street GS1100E, I went with a black ceramic coat. For the street, it was strictly a cosmetic decision.
    Unfortunately, I used a local, less costly guy who did "some" car/bike stuff.
    I don't know if it was poor prep, or just too thin in spots, but after 3 years or so, it developed surface rust in a couple of places.

    But several years later, it still looks pretty good.

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