MAINTENANCE & CARE
Helpful hint to extend the life of
your Headers and Exhaust System…
Exhaust corrosion will occur
if moisture (condensation) is not cleared out of the
tubes. Make sure that the vehicle is
driven at least 20 to 30 minutes whenever the car
is started to completely dry out all liquid / acid
that is created by the combustion process in the
engine. Failure to do so will cause pre-mature
rotting of the tubes from the inside out.
TTi strives to offer the highest
quality header coatings available on the market
today. However, high performance coatings do
require care and maintenance. The following tips
are suggested to insure years of service of your
ceramic-coated & polished ceramic-coated headers.
First Engine Runs - Header
coating damage usually occurs during the first
engine run when the exhaust temperatures exceed
1200°F. Excess exhaust temperatures are normally
caused by excessively lean or excessively rich
air/fuel mixtures and/or incorrect ignition timing.
For this reason we strongly suggest that you use an
old set of headers or a set of cast iron manifolds
for your first engine run / cam break-in. This will
insure that you will not damage the coating or void
the warranty of your new TTi ceramic-coated
After Header Installation and Before
Engine Run -
Remove grease and/or skin oils from the header tube
surface. Stains & fingerprints will show when
header gets hot.
Nickel Chrome Plated Headers:
Wipe down tubes with rubbing alcohol and a soft
cloth, dry thoroughly.
Ceramic Coated, Polished Ceramic
Coated and Stainless Headers: Wipe the tubes
down with an environmentally safe Orange Cleaner
Degreaser or mild soap, warm water and a soft
cloth, dry thoroughly.
When storing your car for an extended
period of time,
some precautions must be taken. Park the car over a
large sheet of plastic or tarp. This will protect
your car and headers from moisture seeping up
through the floor. Wipe down and dry the headers
thoroughly. Then coat the headers with WD-40 or an
equivalent where the tubes are welded to the header
flanges and where the tubes come in close proximity
to each other (especially where the four tubes enter
into the collector). These areas are prone to
rusting, as the coating is unable to get between the
tubes in the unexposed areas of the header. If rust
occurs, it will travel into and under the coating
and create a stain. When you are ready to start the
car after storage, wash the WD-40 off by following
the cleaning procedures.
Cleaning: Road grime / Oil / Grease
/ Surface deposits
from water or other liquids
Use an environmentally safe
Orange Cleaner Degreaser, warm water and a soft
cloth. Two or Three cleanings may be required.
Be sure to dry thoroughly.
Use cleaning compounds like,
The Wax Shop and about 15-20 minutes of
Nevr-Dull Wadding Polish
Polish to Revitalize Coating
For More Aggressive Cleaning: Stains
/ Baked-on Oils or Fluids
/ Melted-on Microfiber Towels or Plastic Grocery
Bags (Yes, this happens a lot)
Try a Super-fine
"0000" Steel wool pad or use an
Ultra-fine Scotch-brite pad.
If all else fails, spray paint! Use
Krylon 1402 High Heat Spray Paint – Aluminum color.
Once headers heat up, color will or should blend.
you cannot bring back a “High Luster” Polish
appearance (C3 & C5 - Coating Option).
90-DAY LIMITED WARRANTY
Mfg. by Tube Technologies, Inc. (TTi)
TTi warrants all products to the
original purchaser to be sold free of defects in
material and workmanship for 90-days from date of
purchase. In the event of an alleged defect in
material or workmanship contact TTi at (951)
371-4878. Please provide a proof of purchase
reference at time of call for quicker look-up. Ex:
Invoice #, Packing List # or Sales Order #.
TTi does not warrant products that
have been damaged caused by abuse, neglect,
accident, improper installation or use on other
applications other than recommended by TTi
Performance Exhaust and Headers. Under no
circumstances will TTi replace, repair or refund any
product that has been altered in any way, mutilated
or shows evidence of the use of insulating wrap
products. TTi will not warranty cost of removal or
re-installation of a product or will not be
responsible for any shipping charges incurred. TTi
will not assume responsibility for mufflers meeting
individual customer’s preference or the specific
sound ordinances in any city, county and/or state.
TTi reserves the right to make changes in design,
materials and specifications or to make product
changes as deemed necessary without prior notice.
Returned merchandise is subject to a
10% restocking fee. TTi does not refund freight.
Contact TTi at (951) 371-4878 or the Authorized TTi
Distributor from whom the merchandise was purchased
through to receive a “Return Merchandise
Authorization Number” (RMA #). Proof of purchase
required! (Invoice, Packing List or Sales Order #)
Return the merchandise along with a copy of your
proof of purchase to: TTi Returns Dept. • 1555
Consumer Circle • Corona, CA 92880. Enclose a
written reason for the return with a contact phone
number and clearly write the RMA # on the outside of
the box. Merchandise must be received in resalable
condition. Final issuance of credit / refund is
subject to receipt and inspection of merchandise by
Tube Tech. Inc.
Parts damaged in transit due to insufficient
packaging may incur repair charges by TTi.
general packaging guidelines to help prepare your
package for safe shipping click
Packaging Guidelines & Procedures.
2-YEAR LIMITED CERAMIC COATING
Engineered Applications L.L.C.
In the event of an alleged defect in
the coating; peeling, chipping, flaking or rusting,
complete a “Coating
Warranty Return Form” and return it along with
parts to: Engineered Applications.
Proof of Purchase required! (Invoice
or Packing List)
Final determination of warranty is
subject to receipt and inspection of parts by EA.
EA will not accept liability for products that have
been damaged caused by abuse, neglect, accident,
improper installation, shows evidence of insulating
wrap products or show evidence of adverse conditions
such as; High heat temperatures encountered during
Engineered Applications sole responsibility is
strictly to strip-off existing coating, recoat and
return it back to you. EA will not warranty any
labor related costs.