|Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 09:35 pm: ||
Does anyone have experience with Jet hots ceramic coating? They have the 1300 coat and the more heat insulating 2500 coat. I'm unsure which to consider. The 2500 is a 100$ more expensive so kind of want to know if it is worth it...
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 08:16 am: ||
I have experience with both on my XBs, having lived with the coatings through humid summers.
I know it is not scientific, but the heat coming off the 2500 coated set seems to be half again less than what the heat reduction was for the 1300 set I had before, which itself was very noticeable.
I am happy with it, and feel it was worth the extra $$s.
In both cases Jet-Hot uses the 1300 for the inside coating.
The 2500 is a matte rough finish, if that matters.
I was warned by them that the 2500 is more susceptible to impact damage from stones and such, but I took the chance and it has not been an issue, after having ridden quite a few dirt roads in Maryland, West bygod Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm: ||
You don't need "2500 degree" protection as that number is somewhat subjective. In reality, any High Temp Ceramic in the 1700F - 2000F+ range will work great.
You didn't say what color you were looking for but I would DEFINITELY suggest AGAINST any traditional "Bright Ceramic Coating". This type of ceramic is only rated at 1000F to 1100F metal temp which translates to 1300F - 1500F EGT. As a result, your bike will dull out Bright Ceramic rather quickly.
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 02:41 pm: ||
I think that might be the most beautiful Uly Ive ever seen, so glad you posted that!
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 03:15 pm: ||
Why, thank you Mr. Owens.
She is a XB12Ss, 2009, Ulygized slowly over the years.
I am no longer afraid to get caught in rush hour traffic in the most sultry of days now that the radiant heat from the pipes has been mitigated ( mostly).
I should add: I did have a ceramic coating done by a local outfit before to the header and muffler and it deteriorated within a year, even though I followed their baking-in instructions to a T. It also didn't work to reduce the heat felt as well as the Jet-hot that I had done to a previous XB, so I ponied up and had Jet-hot recoat the pipe and muffler. Jet-hot had no such bake-in procedure. This photo shows the grey 2500 coating. The muffler is the 1300 in matte black.
|Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 04:19 pm: ||
I see youre from SS MD, my family is from that area/Wheaton.
Great Grandparents buried up there