Thanks for all of the replies, some great things to consider here.
A few things I will add...
When I say "Overheating" I am referring to running it down the road and back after the car is good and warmed up. Bouncing off of the thermostat at 180 degrees when sitting in the driveway down to 160-180 degrees. As soon as I run it about a mile down the road up to 60 MPH or so and back. Sitting at the stoplight and running through my neighborhood, the temp climbs up to the 200 degree mark on the gauge.
I inspected the lower radiator hoses in response to Wheelsup351 suggestion about a spring in the lower hose, I dont see one visible, but I didn't notice that the hose is more pliable when I squeeze it one way verses the other. As if the hose may have worked a crease in the rubber. Really wishing I would have paid attention to that hose when I was revving the car! I guess I should just replace the hose since I'm there and they're cheap.
Another note is, when I drained the remainder of the coolant out of the radiator, it was an orange or rust color, could this be the pinkish residue from the "water wetter"?
I noticed some metal looking particles in the hose as well. Normal?
Thanks again for all of your responses, best forum for info I have ever been on by far! A true wealth of knowledge...