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Muffler wrap

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by dts, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. dts

    dts Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    does anyone know how much wrap it takes to wrap the mufflers. I’ve got 25’ of 2” tape. It’s $75 per role here so I’d prefer not to have to buy two rolls.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Wisconsin v7 Racer

    Wisconsin v7 Racer Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Spend that money elsewhere, don't do it.
     
  3. Tonerjockey

    Tonerjockey High Miler GT Contributor

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    I wrapped the headers on my V7 Sport for about 1 year. Ruined the finish on the pipes, looked crappy (I didn't know how to do it "right" ), I used stainless steel clamps on the beginning and end. Also pricey. Hadda use two at the start and two at the end of each pipe. There is probably a better way.

    No noticeable improvement in performance, and picked up dirt and bugs quickly. I found the wrap impossible to clean.

    A 1" overlap used up 2X the tape. A lesser ( shorter?) overlap would slip off easily and was difficult to wrap as tight as I thought was needed.

    I like the look, when done well, but for me it is impractical.

    YMMV of course.

    Post a pic when done eh?

    Alex
     
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    Raven High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I agree, don't do it. It will cause corrosion. Nothing to be gained but the look (which I don't like).
     
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  5. timax

    timax Tuned and Synch'ed

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    If you have some good stainless headers then id do it.Both pieces of my Held clothing have burn holes from the headers. I use the DEI titanium wrap on a race car i have to control under hood temps and its quite effective. As others have said though if wrapping standard mild steel or chrome you will end up with corrosion. De-chrome then ceramic coat if you really have to or get some stainless from Todd. I do love the look and think for me i would have saved about $400 in repairs to clothing.
     
  6. dts

    dts Just got it firing! GT Contributor

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    Thanks all for the replies. I like the look but do not want to damage the pipes and have to replace them, I like the idea of black pipes compared to the blue color on the top end. Maybe I'll look into painting them.
     
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    While I get the attraction of the look of header wrap, there are other options.
    There are a variety of companies that offer various sorts of ceramic coatings. Jet Hot is one that comes to mind, but there are others. They tend to offer those ceramic coatings in various colors and finishes.
    There are of course also various high temp paints.
    If you have chromed pipes you don't have some of the options you would have with stainless steel pipes, and if you have chromed pipes I would not use the header wrap. It should be fine on stainless steel but it will mess up regular steel pipes (even if chromed).
     
  8. tonUPRacer

    tonUPRacer Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

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    Paint won't work, you'll need hi temp coating such as Ceramic. Do a internet search for a coater near you, I had mine done in black and really like them.
     
  9. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I've only found one good place to use exhaust wrap. That is on the stainless steel exhaust pipe on my Model T to keep heat from coming up through the floor boards. Yes they are real boards in a Model T, but not made from shipping crates.
     
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