Short answers.Is cerakote (or any other coating for that matter) going to hold the heat in the pipe as well as the factory pipe shield? Will there be a loss of performance in certain conditions if it doesn't?
All depends on who you’re talking to……
Is the person purchase justifying?
Or justifying why they didn’t purchase?
Are they going to profit from cerakoting your pipe?
Many opinions available.
Personally I’ve seen 850’s and 900’s have cold pipe bog with the factory clamshell.
I’d be more interested in cerakote and re install the clamshell to eliminate any possibility of cold pipe.