Ceramic Coating

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No. 47
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Ceramic Coating

Postby No. 47 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:37 am

'08 ex-Battle race KTM Superduke 990 R No.47
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Re: Ceramic Coating

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:34 pm

So you are going to cover the pretty akrapovic logo?
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Re: Ceramic Coating

Postby PBRnr » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:47 am

I had some headers for my cafe project CermaKrome'd (http://www.accessoriesplushhc.com/ceramic.html) but haven't actually gotten around to reassembling the engine to see how they hold up with use yet...They look great in polished "chrome" but I guess you're going for a matte look?

I was told that the company I got them done with coats all the exhaust manifolds of the local city buses and the finish is holding up very well with hard/hot, daily use....
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Re: Ceramic Coating

Postby No. 47 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:37 am

I have three sets of complete OE stainless steel exhaust pipes, one titanium rear header and various silencers - two of the exhaust pipe systems need welding and/or repair but all parts, apart from the silencers and titanium rear header, are suffering from corrosion, etc and look sh*te, probably the visually worse wearing components on the bike.

They could be repaired, shotblasted and polished but it wouldn't be long before they look bad again given all year round use - have failed to find a titanium coat finish that isn't gold and so was looking at the ceramic options - colourwise, difficulty is matching/pairing with titanium silencers and therefore most interested in clear coating applied to shotblasted/matt polished finish.

Any other's experience would be helpful in making a decision.
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Re: Ceramic Coating

Postby DukeNukem999 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:37 am

Hey #47,

I just did mine but wont really know the longevity of them for a while as I bought a cheap SV650 commuter.
So now I'm only riding the SD990 about once a fortnight atm.

Pics here -> viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14626&start=4900
2010 (white-frame) SD, Rotty intake / SAS removal, Ceramic coated OEM headers / Akra slipons, Ergo seat, Scott's oil filter, Factory alarm, SDR levers, Shorai LiFePO4, OEM 16T / KTM Supersprox 40T, RK GB525GXW chain, Michelin Pilot Road 4 / Pilot Power 3.

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Re: Ceramic Coating

Postby jmann » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:10 am

Comrade 47: I've got a 990 that had the headers done with a gloss ceramic coating years ago. They are still in mint condition although the riding conditions here are a bit kinder than where you ride.


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