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I am getting a carbon Spark exhaust and was thinking of having the pipes ceramic coated because they dont come with heat covers.

If you have done this, what is the process? I assume you have to take the rivets out to get the pipes off of the main cans. Hard to do? Cost?

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Mine are ceramic coated. You have to drill out the rivets and pull the end caps off and the pipes out of the cans. They come off easy. Getting the pipes and the packing back into the cans and then the end caps back on over the inner pipe ends is a screaming pregnant dog. Pay close attention to the orientation of the end caps and pipes. It is a very good idea to take a series of pictures of the pipes before taking them apart. It is quite easy to rivet the end caps and pipe caps back on. By the way, if you take the cans apart for the coating (which you must do) you void the warranty. All that being said, I love my pipes coated (black) and would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
 

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Here is a little bit about coating Termis. I then switched over to Sparks because I didn't like having to remove the Termi exhaust every time I changed the oil. The ceramic coatings will scratch like paint... so if you adjust or remove the pipes, you will scratch up the ends. The coatings themselves work well and are slow to discolor. If they do discolor, they will probably just get dull looking, which is usually a good look anyway. The cost was pretty cheap. $250 I recall.

The coating won't reduce the heat. The pipes will still get hot, they just disapate the heat more quickly. So your boots will probably still melt against the s pipes if you touch them. I wear a size 10 1/2 shoe, 11 boot and I have not touched them yet. I think it would be easier to polish the stainless to get boot rubber off the exhaust instead of scratching up a ceramic coating. Follow this thread:

http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php?topic=45889.msg546635;topicseen#msg546635
 

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Jet-Hot is doing my Quat-D ex box exhaust right now, and I'm pretty sure the ceramic does lower the overall heat of the pipes as well as allow them to cool quicker. Just stole a pic from their site regarding exhaust temperatures with and without coating. They recommend (and include in their cost) coating both inside and outside of the pipes. Cost on mine was $150.
 

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+1 on Jet-Hot.

Had a set of factory exhaust manifolds Jet-Hotted on my '65 Mustang. Took less than two weeks, and they look better now (2 years later) than they did when they were new.
 
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