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Username Post: Edelbrock's Endurashine intake manifold        (Topic#192891)
Uncle Rocky 
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06-26-08 11:27 PM - Post#1465180    

I just opened the box with the new Air Gap "Endurashine" intake manifold. After reading the warning about not spilling gas or carburetor cleaner on it, I'm starting to wonder how tuff this finish really is? Any comments?

Roger
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black95jimmy 
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06-27-08 04:43 AM - Post#1465223    
    In response to Uncle Rocky

Endurashine

Bright silver chrome finish with powdercoated durability
3 steps: base coat, aluminum coat, and clear top coat
Outlasts other finishes and at a reasonable price
Improves resistance to abrasion and chemicals

Just paint, I guess.
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06-27-08 04:54 AM - Post#1465234    
    In response to Uncle Rocky

  • Uncle Rocky Said:
I just opened the box with the new Air Gap "Endurashine" intake manifold. After reading the warning about not spilling gas or carburetor cleaner on it, I'm starting to wonder how tuff this finish really is? Any comments?

Roger



I was worried also Rocky, although I've been using mine for a month now, and did spill some fuel on it with no probs.
What are you going to use to keep it clean without scratching it?

You gotta be happy with the shine though
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498 chevy 
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06-27-08 06:03 AM - Post#1465284    
    In response to Uncle Rocky

hi had one and had a gas leak very small, but it did stain the finish and won't come off ron
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Tri5man 
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06-27-08 07:31 AM - Post#1465331    
    In response to 498 chevy

I've heard a lot of bad things about Endurashine Manifolds staining and flaking without Edelbrock standing behind their products. If it were me I wouldn't use it. I'd see if I could return it. Too pricey for what it is.

56 Bel Air 2 door post, 350/4 speed

 
Hydro King 
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06-27-08 09:05 AM - Post#1465389    
    In response to Tri5man

I clean it off with showroom conditioner.
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Big Jacks Auto 
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06-27-08 09:10 AM - Post#1465393    
    In response to Hydro King

Put one on my 327 looks awesome
had a small carb leak now its stained have not found anything to get rid of the stain I am sure the clear is stained and will not come off

looks nice but not a very durable surface at all
pretty sad that it cannot hold up to a little 87 octane gas
then again I have seen others have there manifolds coated and have had problems
the polished aluminum on my 671 looks great after almost ten years now .

I will not buy an endurashine item again
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06-27-08 10:12 AM - Post#1465442    
    In response to Big Jacks Auto

A buddy had the same problem, he couldn't find anything to get rid of the stain.
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TRIK-56 
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06-27-08 03:25 PM - Post#1465678    
    In response to Uncle Rocky

I bought a weiand intake with the endurashine finish although they call it everbrite instead of endurashine.

Carb developed a leak on a road trip and by the time I got home the intake was permanently stained.

Only thing I could find to get the stain off was carb. cleaner. Only problem was it took the clear coat off with it!

I wouldn't ever buy that kind of finish again unless it was strickly for a trailer queen.
Bobby


 
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06-27-08 03:51 PM - Post#1465688    
    In response to TRIK-56

I'm thinking of using the same ceramic coating that's used on headers. A friend of mine has his done that way, I don't think he's had any problems. Anybody else using the ceramic coating?

The look should be very close to the same.

 
Tri5man 
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06-27-08 04:10 PM - Post#1465699    
    In response to Rick_L

The main problem with the Edelbrock manifold is the manufacturer will tell you to pound salt even if it peels much less stains.

56 Bel Air 2 door post, 350/4 speed

 
Johnny boy 
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06-27-08 05:36 PM - Post#1465741    
    In response to Tri5man

Nothing beats good old chrome!


 
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06-27-08 05:46 PM - Post#1465745    
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I'm with Rick on this one, if you want any type of coating at all go with Ceramic Coating. It will out last the others plus I would be real surprised if the added benefit of the same cooling traits that it gives headers would not apply and if they do that is a big plus even if it is only a small degree IMO.
The other route is the old stand by of polishing the sucker, the just maintain it occasionally.
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Chevyfanatic 
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06-27-08 05:53 PM - Post#1465749    
    In response to HYPR

I ran that Edelbrock intake for a couple of years then sold the car. Never had a single issue with it. Would clean and shine like it was brand new. But then, my carb or fittings never leaked either.

 
Hydro King 
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06-27-08 07:54 PM - Post#1465826    
    In response to Chevyfanatic

I own a endurashine, and yes I am a trailer King.
Cardomain


 
Chevyfanatic 
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06-28-08 10:13 AM - Post#1466041    
    In response to Hydro King

Cool, as long as you're NOT a trailer queen!

 
Thadd 75
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06-28-08 03:04 PM - Post#1466190    
    In response to Chevyfanatic

Rick (and Bobby) I have had quite a few manifolds (And Valve covers) ceramic coated with good results. Somewhere back in time, I was told to use alcohol to clean the ceramic coating, and it worked just fine.
BTW, if anyone runs across a 455 Buick engine with a coated B4B manifold and valve covers, that is my old one that somehow turned up missing !!!!
(it has Stage 2 heads, Forged pistons, steel crank and ARP fasteners with a new front cover and a T/A oil pump extension)
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HYPR 
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06-28-08 11:28 PM - Post#1466464    
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Thadd,
I learned that trick when I first fired up my motor, the headers cooked before I even had a chance to tune. I was really bummed and posted here on CT and was given that advice. Alcky, 0000 steelwool or mild scotch brite (I choise the scotch brite pad) followed by semi paste. Worked like a charm!
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06-29-08 01:57 AM - Post#1466474    
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Thadd
"I was told to use alcohol"

You been to Art's?

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06-29-08 11:49 AM - Post#1466738    
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Goes well with a HCOR
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grpawalky 
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06-29-08 10:41 PM - Post#1467153    
    In response to swbatt

"I was told to use alcohol"

Not waisting my Bourbon on any manifold, let me tell ya!!

 
Uncle Rocky 
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07-02-08 07:30 AM - Post#1468909    
    In response to grpawalky

I just ordered the polished Aluminum Air Gap. Now I have the EnduraShine and the Polished version. Which one to use? I actually think that the EnduraShine is too Bling Bling (too shinny). Just doesn’t look right with the finned Alum CAL CUSTOM valve covers. Putting all this on the GMPP 290HP 350 in the other thread.

Thanks for all the comments.

Roger (A.K.A. Uncle Rocky)
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07-03-08 10:38 AM - Post#1469727    
    In response to Uncle Rocky

Rocky
I agree the enduarahine in my opinion has to be used with chrome or highly polished aluminum valve covers
I get a lot of compliments on my intake a lot fo people think its chrome and ask why it has not turned color from heat. I explain the endurashine coating to them as i look at the stain from the minor gas leak.

I had a friend who had his intake ceramic coated it got stained with cam 2 fuel

I like my good old polished weiand 671 blower and intake manifold on my street rod
never stains and looks great after a lot of racing and cruising
Polished aluminum is the way to go for me
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