View Full Version : Coated versus polished stainless

06-11-2006, 02:31 PM
Should I buy unpolished stainless headers and have them coated or get polished stainless?

John McIntire
06-11-2006, 03:51 PM
Go for the stainless and get it polished

06-11-2006, 04:07 PM
Personally, I'd go with a coated header. Once you have a header polished, how would you keep it that way?

06-11-2006, 06:40 PM
Anyone have any experience with polished stainless? How long will it look decent?

DB Z28
06-11-2006, 06:47 PM
The polished surface will not be polished for long it will turn a yellowgold in the bends of the headers also slight blue color.I personaly would leave it natural or a Scotbrite look.

06-14-2006, 08:03 PM
Have them ceramic coated on the inside and then polish the outside. They will stay good for a while. Have done this many times and works great.

04-05-2008, 05:53 AM
I hate to bump very old thread, but I going through the same debate right now. I can't decide if I want to go with ceramic coated Hookers or Stainlessworks. And if I go with stainlessworks should I get natural or polished?

04-05-2008, 12:18 PM
I broke my engine with regular steel headers, but once I put the ceramic coated headers on after that, I noticed a large drop in temperature just standing next to the engine.

I would think that would make a good difference in underhood temps.

04-05-2008, 02:00 PM
The slight blue on a polished header is one of my favorite colors...
little hints of gold, thats a good look!