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Corellian Corvette
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Kirkland WA

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 Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! Reply to this post

I'm really excited about this so I had to share!

Two weekends ago I went to a local hotrod show and was checking out vendors hoping to find someplace local to have my bumpers and maybe some accessory parts chromed.

I couldn't find a chroming place, but I did come across a local (Washington state) place called Performance Coatings (http://www.performancecoatings.com/) that offers basically the same service as Jet Hot on headers, etc. (cermaic baked coatings), but also does other metal parts. I was really impressed with the quality of the products they were showing, and their prices seemed really cheap based on what I'd seen (they charge about 1/2 what Jet Hot does on headers).

The guy running the booth was really nice and talked with me at length about what they do, prices, etc. so I decided to send off some small parts and give them a try. We talked about Jet Hot and he said they do the exact same thing, but because they're a smaller operation they spend more time prepping and polishing their work.

I sent them my Water Pump pulley, hood support, and both upper and lower alternator brackets. Here's what I got back:

Water Pump Pulley

click here for bigger image http://www.albertpenello.com/vette/pulley.jpg

Hood Support

click here for bigger image http://www.albertpenello.com/vette/support.jpg

Alternator Bracket

click here for bigger image http://www.albertpenello.com/vette/altadj.jpg

Overall I'm REALLY pleased with the quality of the work. What's more amazing is the price -- for all three of these (plus the lower bracket I forgot to take a picture of) the total was $60!!!. And even better, from the day I shipped them the parts, to the day I got them back on my doorstep was exactly 10 days.

Anyway, I suggest if you're thinking about chroming or plating you give these guys a look. I like the way the look in the car because I have the polished L82 valve covers and these match the look perfectly. If you're interested in other things you can call them and ask for Brad - very nice and helpful.


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1999 "Corellian Corvette"
Outside: M6. Z51. Halltech TRIC w/ Cobra CF. Aluminum MAF. Carbon fiber rail covers. CAGS bypass.
Cool Blue upgrade. Corsa "Pace Car" (New Tips) w/ X-Pipe. Y2K Painted Rims. Firehawk RFT's.
Inside: Valentine 1. In-Dash CD w/ 12 CD changer. Custom Lloyd Mats.
Dynoed: 323 HP / 337 TQ (before Halltech and Exhaust)

1973 Stingray
Silver/Black. 350ci L48. TH400 Auto. Aluminum Wheels. Kenwood stereo w/ CD Changer. Power Antenna.
Edelbrock Performer intake. No emissions. 1.60 roller-tip rockers. 2.5in duals w/ Flowmaster mufflers.

ME
MY WEBSITE
THE CORELLIAN CORVETTE
"...she'll do .5 past light speed!"

ZORA_RULES
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SachseNEDallas TX

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (Corellian Corvette) Reply to this post

Man that is a great price for quality work! I got a AC Compressor chromed for 50, but I knew the guy...kinda thing. $60 for that is a great price.
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The old 72....web site in progress, last update 3/19/02!
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Alwyn678
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Roswell,Ga

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (Corellian Corvette) Reply to this post

Sounds like a great deal..LOOKS NICE...Ya know you can run down to pep boys and buy a chrome alternator bracket for 10 bucks though
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74 Stingray Convertible- 355..041 Heads(64cc), Blue Racer 284 Cam, Edel. Performer, Holley 750 DP,10.5:1 compression.TCI BREAk-A-WAY 2400 Stall Converter,Dynomax Headers.Delta 40 Flowmasters
SAAB Intercooled Turbo 900 Conv.... Daily Driver
69 Jaguar XKE VERT
[http://hobbystage.net/corvette/roadster

Smokehouse69
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Victoria TX

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (Corellian Corvette) Reply to this post

I did an old set of rocker covers with the stuff, you can buy the ceramic coating stuff from Techline Products and do it yourself at home. I just requires a touch-up gun to spray it on and an oven to bake the stuff in. Then you polish it with fine steel wool.
Your stuff looks just like the rocker covers I did, looking at how your stuff turned out, I'm going to clean my hood support up and try coating it too!
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1969 Rallye Red 355, Vortec Heads, Comp XE262 Cam, 650 Holley Double Pumper, TH400 My Red 'Vette
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Corellian Corvette
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Kirkland WA

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (Alwyn678) Reply to this post

Alwyn68 - Funny you should mention that -- have you tried those? They don't fit - at least not in my car! Getting this coated also cost $10, and I went through three of those pep boys brackets and none of them worked -- the angle wasn't right. Plus, I know this won't discolor or flake because of the heat of the engine.

Smokehouse69 - I saw your post after I sent this stuff in. Looks like a similar alternative. I think one advantage for the average person might be the prep work. These guys media blast everything to get paint, rust, grime, etc. off before coating. I don't have all the materials here to get my parts that clean. I did wire wheel the big stuff of, but there were cracks and crevices that I never could have cleaned out.



[Modified by Corellian Corvette, 3:29 PM 3/21/2002]
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1999 "Corellian Corvette"
Outside: M6. Z51. Halltech TRIC w/ Cobra CF. Aluminum MAF. Carbon fiber rail covers. CAGS bypass.
Cool Blue upgrade. Corsa "Pace Car" (New Tips) w/ X-Pipe. Y2K Painted Rims. Firehawk RFT's.
Inside: Valentine 1. In-Dash CD w/ 12 CD changer. Custom Lloyd Mats.
Dynoed: 323 HP / 337 TQ (before Halltech and Exhaust)

1973 Stingray
Silver/Black. 350ci L48. TH400 Auto. Aluminum Wheels. Kenwood stereo w/ CD Changer. Power Antenna.
Edelbrock Performer intake. No emissions. 1.60 roller-tip rockers. 2.5in duals w/ Flowmaster mufflers.

ME
MY WEBSITE
THE CORELLIAN CORVETTE
"...she'll do .5 past light speed!"

Alwyn678
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Roswell,Ga

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (Corellian Corvette) Reply to this post

[QUOTE]Alwyn68 - Funny you should mention that -- have you tried those? They don't fit - at least not in my car! Getting this coated also cost $10, and I went through three of those pep boys brackets and none of them worked -- the angle wasn't right. Plus, I know this won't discolor or flake because of the heat of the engine.


Actually I do have one I think I have some pics of it on my site......It fits perfect and no problems so far
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74 Stingray Convertible- 355..041 Heads(64cc), Blue Racer 284 Cam, Edel. Performer, Holley 750 DP,10.5:1 compression.TCI BREAk-A-WAY 2400 Stall Converter,Dynomax Headers.Delta 40 Flowmasters
SAAB Intercooled Turbo 900 Conv.... Daily Driver
69 Jaguar XKE VERT
[http://hobbystage.net/corvette/roadster

joeveto
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485 posts [100%]
Cuyahoga Falls, OH OH

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (Corellian Corvette) Reply to this post

That's really cool. How much do you think they'd charge for a pair of headers?
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77 L-48
Corvette Light Blue on Smoke Leather
01 Mitsubishi Montero Sport
White on Gray
95 Huffy Ten Speed
Cobalt Blue with black vinyl seat
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joeveto
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485 posts [100%]
Cuyahoga Falls, OH OH

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (Corellian Corvette) Reply to this post

I just found my answer. Their price list in extensive and reasonable.

Pretty cool stuff. I like the satin coatings as much as the chrome.

427_Roadster
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Pompton Lakes NJ

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (Corellian Corvette) Reply to this post

Came out beautiful, great price too! Thanks for the heads-up. I definitely have some work to throw their way.
Tom
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1969 427 4 Speed

adam
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Allen, TX, USA

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (Corellian Corvette) Reply to this post


Looking at their pricing list, they show engine components.

Why would you want to coat the pistons, pins, valves, springs, etc?
Won't this change the size of the part? Is this surface of an exacting
thickness to actually do this?

Does oil run off this easier? I guess that is why one would do the
underside of the intake manifold...


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Adam Krolnik
81 4sp RED

groovyjay
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678 posts [100%]
Helsinki/London

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (adam) Reply to this post

This is just what I've been looking for, thanks for the tip!
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1979,
454 LS-6,
Edelbrock EFI,
Edelbrock Aluminum Heads,
Crane Roller cam, Push Rods, Rockers, Stud Girdlers,
Richmond 5-Speed Road Race Transmission
and plenty of other goodies to come...

http://www.corvetteforum.net/c5/groovyjay/


Wightnite
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Udall KS

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 Re: Looking for an inexpensive alternative to Jet Hot or Chroming? I found one! (adam) Reply to this post

quote:


Does oil run off this easier? I guess that is why one would do the
underside of the intake manifold...



I think the reason you would coat the underside of the intake is to deflect some heat from it maby keeping the fuel air mix slightly cooler
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