How much are we looking at for a coating?Yep it will hold moisture and dirt wich will rot out the header. Even high quality stainless steel headers will have it happen. That is why most headers you purchase for automobiels says the warrenty is void if you use exhaust wrap. Also the excessive temps the header will be exposed to will cause the metal to fatigue and could crack over time. There is no doubt header wrap will hold in the heat but it does have its draw backs.
Like they said if you use it just make sure you fully warm it up after washing. That way it will dry out.
I had jet hot coat my sparks pipe and it dropped the skin temp of the pipe 150-200 deg. That is a pretty drastic temp decrease for just doing a coating. Plus it looks good.
The coating is expensive. I mine was done by Jet Hot. They are the name brand for exhaust ceramic coating. It ran 165 bucks for the Extreem Sterling coating. It has dulled a little bit but not to bad. The first 6 inches of the header are a satin silver color now.How much are we looking at for a coating?
Also the heat tape towards the rear of the bike [on plastic] has come off and the exhaust is melting my plastic, do you know where I can get heat tape for that?