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Header Heat Shield

Well, fellas. I went a-searchin, and didn't find a damn thing, so I'll resort to this.
I noticed a few people have taken off their header heat shield, cleaned/polished it, and painted it. Does anyone know how I would go about doing this? I heard about using some stuff called "Never Dull" or some shyt...but anyone know specifically what i could use to clean/polish it? Might even paint it...Hmm
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i wire wheeled my old one, then took sand paper to that baby, then primer, then fine grit, then black super heat paint, kinda just like you would paint the valve cover
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Wow man...mad props. Sounds good. I'll see what i can do this weekend. But what do ya think? Keep it silver? or go gloss or satin black?
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Well if i went with satin black, which is kinda what i want, and I later wanna change it back to silver...or whatever...would i be able to just paint over it? OR would I have to strip it and re-primer and repaint?
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if your using flat black ill let you know, i thougt it looked sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
sweet, but i got sick of it fast and pawned it off to soemguy on here actually

glossy would look hella cool, with the gloss you will have to strip it, with the flat black you should be able to sand a little, prime and spray another color, enjoy!

im a paint fanatic, i would know lol
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See...I don't know if gloss black would be too tacky...I see Satin Black as the best of both worlds...not too glossy, but not too flatty...or flat, perhaps?

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If you want satin black then consider getting it black ceramic coated. I think it would be worth it. I had mine silver ceramic coated, got in done at www.thecoolpenguin.com the owner "Perry" is a pp.com member and 3rd gen owner. I had my heat shield, radiator brackets, AC hose bracket and battery tie all done. Check out his website cause he also does blue and gray ceramic.


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oooh thats perdy. but what i REALLY wanna know is where can i get one of those CF plug covers?

Also...if I sent that to him...wouldn't my car have to be down for a few days? I mean...driving without the heatshield..couldn't that fword something up?
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oooh thats perdy. but what i REALLY wanna know is where can i get one of those CF plug covers?

Also...if I sent that to him...wouldn't my car have to be down for a few days? I mean...driving without the heatshield..couldn't that fword something up?
CF plug cover here also check ebay.

I didn't drive my car until it got back about 5 days total...but a lot of owners here and on pp.com are driving around with no heatshield...so *shruggs* I guess it doesn't hurt.
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EIGHTY CLAMS?! Fuuuuuuu.c.k that.
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i took off my heat shield and everythin seems alrite, my old car didn have 1 and a couple of my friends took theirs off
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My mate took his off...after 12 months the top radiator hose was a little more brittle than normal, but that was the only difference.
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lol, they've gone up some. I got mine thru ebay for like 69...but compare that to the price of the plastic OEM cover.
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haha. I have one and they're nice.
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lol, they've gone up some. I got mine thru ebay for like 69...but compare that to the price of the plastic OEM cover.
Yea...I don't know about all that kinda sheeit. But how much would the OEM cover be?

Someone should chemically engineer a spray-on carbon fiber!
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Oem cover is 89.82 at the list price. Majestic honda sells it for 62.87. So basically, if you like that CF one, you might as well get it :-).

Also... go here whenever you are looking for OEM prices, or just ask Mike H4L. Majestic honda (in my experience) has some of the fairest OEM prices around. (The part you're looking for is under Cylinder Head Cover on there)

Also, I pulled my heat shield off a couple months ago while i was working on the car, and I was just too lazy to put it back on (I do intend to, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet). I drove it 600 miles to and from Newburgh New York twice in a two week period (about 150 miles each way for me) and all my hoses are fine. I'm not condoning it, but I'd say if you're just gonna go a week or so without the shield on there, you'll be just fine.

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you will be fine running without a heat sheild, i think im going to wrap my aftermarket ones in exhaust tape, not sure, seems safer then nothing and you get too loose "the prelude cup"
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Yea...I don't know about all that kinda sheeit. But how much would the OEM cover be?

Someone should chemically engineer a spray-on carbon fiber!
Carbon fiber isn't cheap...there was at one time a world wide shortage due to the war efforts, but I don't know if this still holds true. All the plug covers and hoods and anything car realted are all hand made lay-ups...so you're paying a lot for labor as well...so consider that.
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^Not to mention that even though carbon fiber is expensive, this CF spark plug cover is still cheaper than the OEM one's list price lol.
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Haha. Edge, unless I'm mistaken, has already mentioned that. You're funny.
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Hahaha and to think...! I thought you weren't paying attention. Who's the ass now? This guy.

You were just reiterating you're statement...ugh, I'm gonna go punch myself in the face now. excuse me.
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Lol it's all good bro. By the way, that Majestic Honda website I linked to is a pretty good spot for OEM Honda parts... I highly recommend them.
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how about red jdm valve covers? Haha!
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I posted a link to them in your other thread, the red vs blue theme thread.
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Heheh thanks man. I got it...and already ordered it. Thaaaaanks a lot.
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Hey guys...one more thing...When I'm done painting the heat shield, should I bake it in then oven as you would the valve cover...? Lemme know asap cuz the paint is drying right now.
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