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Old 07-17-2008, 02:36 PM   #221
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the silicone sealant protects the wrap from the elements

let it dry like normal paint...you have to get thin layers on and build up so it doesn't run.

i used some of the metal ties, but they SUCK.....i would just use hose clamps.




ALSO...i took picts of the wrap as I dd it on the first page.....
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Old 07-17-2008, 05:50 PM   #222
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Ya I saw the pictures. Good write up I understand exactly what I need to do.

But my tie-strap question remains.. Can I just use those instead? (by tie-strap I mean those plastic zip-tie things that people use for wiring. Seems like if it really reduces heat that much it shouldn't be an issue right?)
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No don't use plastic zip ties... the heat alone would melt them. You can go to home depot and get a bag of hose clamps for a couple bucks.. that's what i did.
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Finally did mine... man, what a diff it made for the engine bay temps.








Actually decided not to paint the wrap, just the exposed part of the header. though when the wrap burns in, it turns like a graphite color, which is pretty sweet.

Also painted the dipstick tube while I was at it.

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Man, I got to get around to doing this this summer. Keep putting it off.
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it takes a day...hurry up man!!!...


looks nice SVT_me....just watch it since it's bare....
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Old 07-23-2008, 06:18 AM   #227
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my header wrap/




and honestly i dotn see much difference in under hood heat. i open the hood and its still like bam sauna
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looks nice SVT_me....just watch it since it's bare....
Thanks HaveBlue,

Yeah I imagine since it's bare it will start to fray at some point. I plan to re wrap it, as I wish i had done a few things different. I did wrap it wet and that made for a really tight fit. Next time I think I'll wrap each side of the header cutting as little as possible, as trying to wrap, cut, wrap, cut, wrap... got annoying after a bit.

As for underhood temps, I mean yeah it's still a little warm under there, but nothing like it was. And to boot, i can touch the header...
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If youre going to do a svt header, dont worry about cutting each piece by their instructions. i find it easiest to just cut 6 seperate lengths, pretty much equal from a 50ft roll. that covers the header really well. I usually cut 5, 8ft lengths then use the last, which is longer for the tail end of the header. Im doing one now for another member. Man, this make sthe 12th header ive done so far, lol.
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Man I was taking the heat shield off yesterday to do this and pulled back, bumped into the radiator and spray!!!!.

I broke that stupid plastic hose that goes from the coolant reservoir to the radiator.

I'm getting another one from the dealership today but man I'm mad that I just like touched it and the piece of shit broke.
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