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Thermal Ceramic Coatings Offer Superior Performance

Our ceramic coatings provide many benefits and are applied in-house by our skilled team.
  • Exceptional Corrosion Resistance – Our headers are coated both outside and inside (as far as the wand will reach on full-length headers).
  • Temperature Fatigue Protection – Unlike chrome, ceramics do not cause hydrogen embrittlement.
  • Low Heat Transfer – Keeps your engine compartment cooler. The allows spark plug wires, valve cover gaskets, and other critical components to last longer.
  • Superior Appearance – Protects against chipping, abrasion, and discoloration.
  • Reduced Maintenance – Throw away the chrome polish. Just wash and wax.
  • High Tech Style – Our standard finish is a high-luster silver.
Sanderson FF427 with CobraJet flange

Technology that was originally developed for the aerospace and military industries has been quick to catch on in marine and auto racing. Always looking for an edge, race teams are often the first to try new advances in “high-tech” processes. The application of thermal barrier coatings to metals in one good example of how space age research pays off on our vehicles.

Chrome plating has enjoyed a lot of popularity in engine and chassis detailing, and it still has its own special appeal, but good chrome has become very expensive. The raw materials are scarce, especially the highly refined grades that are used in plating, and industrial and environmental safety laws have become increasingly strict. The impact is that what we have always referred to as “show quality” chrome now costs a bundle to produce.

We stopped offering a chrome plated finish on our headers almost two decades ago because of the reasons above and that the benefits of ceramic coatings has proven to be the best value for our customers.

Some may still lean toward or appreciate the blue and yellow discoloration of chrome plated headers. However, the shine of a polished ceramic coating can still look as good years down the road as the day it was installed on a well-tuned engine.

Our organization is proud to offer thermal ceramic coating solutions that are applied in-house with the most advanced equipment and materials available in the market today. Our team of experts has honed their skills over years of experience and extensive training to ensure that the quality control of our products is paramount from the beginning to the end of the coating process.

We take pride in the fact that our ceramic coatings have been tried and tested to demonstrate their durability even under the most extreme conditions.

Our commitment to excellence is driven by a desire to provide our customers with exceptional service, and a level of satisfaction that is second to none. So, whether you are seeking to improve the performance of your engine or the aesthetics of your vehicl, we are here to assist you.

Racking Coated Headers

Sanderson Headers is a company that takes its commitment to the highest quality products and unparalleled service very seriously. Our team is made up of highly skilled professionals who use the latest materials and state-of-the-art technology to craft the best headers in the industry. We take great pride in providing superior craftsmanship and long-term performance that is unmatched by our competitors. You can trust that when you choose Sanderson Headers, you are investing in reliability and quality that will last for years.

We are dedicated to meeting the needs of our customers and providing outstanding support every step of the way. Whether you have questions about our products or need help with installation, our team is always here to assist you. We take great pride in providing exceptional service that goes above and beyond what our customers expect.

In short, when you choose Sanderson Headers, you are making an investment in high-quality products and unparalleled service that will exceed your expectations. Our commitment to excellence is evident in everything we do, and we are confident that you will be more than satisfied with your purchase.

Thermal header coatings also contribute to keeping the exhaust velocity up, promoting better scavenging of the cylinders, which equates to lower engine temperatures and better performance. Ceramic coatings are very heat tolerant, handling exhaust gas temperatures in excess of 1400°F.

The term “thermal barrier” refers to the ability of the material to resist heat transfer, so that the engine compartment stays cooler. In addition, the coating is highly resistant to corrosion from salt  and water exposure, oxidation, and damage. What you get is a good-looking header that won’t turn blue, rust out, or suffer from metal fatigue (weld cracking) when used on a properly tuned engine.

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