Are you referring to ceramic coating in general or ceramic coating done by Jet Hot. My pipes were ceramic coated by Jet Hot and I love the coating but hate the workmanship, product handling issues, and general headaches that Jet Hot gave me. If you choose to go w/ ceramic coated there are other coaters out there like Louis at Hot Shot (forum advertiser) that will give you much better service than Jet Hot. Just my $.02.
Go with Hot Shot. I have heard alot of good things about them from the engine shop next door to my shop. That is where I am sending mine. Couldn't figure out if they gave a discount to Cobra owners though....
Hot Shot and others do the same silver "dull chrome" ceramic coating as Jet Hot does. Silver ceramic after some light buffing really looks great. Unless Jet Hot has improved the way they do business there's a high risk of getting some real serious headaches when dealing with them. In my case, I hand to ship my driverside sipepipe back to them 4 seperate times before they finally coated it right. Even after 4 attempts and one year later they are rusting in the valleys. I had to deal w/ handling damage (by Jet Hot) on both of my pipes more than once. Each time the pipe went back and forth was added expense and aggrevation on my part too. If I were to do it again I'd go with someone other than Jet Hot. Again, only my $.02 based on my personal experience. I've also read a few forum posts over the last 1 1/2 years that Jet Hot either lost or mistakenly shipped product back to the wrong owner. Each case took several weeks to get the mess squared away.
I believe there's a place in NC or SC that also does a great job ceramic coating from what others have said. Can't recall the name. Hopefully someone else will chime in with it.
[ November 07, 2002, 09:39 PM: Message edited by: d isham ]
Steve: For my money ceramic coat (what Jet Hot does) is better than chrome over time. It polishes up great, can be repolished easily by you and won't turn blue from heat. I have seen a number of good things about Jet Hot and other vendors. I suggest that you do a couple of searchs on this forum using Jet Hot, and then ceramic coat as the subject and get a good feel as to others opinions.
You probably had your pipes done at their PA facility before it burned down approx 1 1/2-2 years ago. Before this happened to them it seemed they really had their act together and produced / provided excellent coatings and services. When I had mine done (about 1 1/2 yrs ago) everything was getting shipped down to their MS facility where I think they were being incredibly overloaded and thus unfortunately were cranking out some poor quality stuff. Hope it's better these days.
I have sidepipes coated by Airborne in CT, Ford headers which were coated by Jet Hot, and I had my J-pipes and quick jacks done by Hot Shot. The "shininess" of the Jet Hot and Hot Shot are about the same (both very nice). The Airborne was a little duller, but I haven't tried to polish them yet. The service from Hot Shot is outstanding and would use them for any further coating.
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