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Old 02-13-2007, 05:53 PM   #21
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I didn't want the header wrap black...I wanted it to stand out. That and it matches the cam cover sooo nicely.......

so do I get a sticky??? hmmmm????
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:54 PM   #22
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I used the Thermo TEC Hi Temp silicone spray on my downpipe/orp/flex and it seems to hold up pretty good.

I also wrapped the DP as well... I like wrap better than jet coating.
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Old 02-13-2007, 05:57 PM   #23
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Awesome write up! Nice looking job! Kinda gives it a "Old School Dragster" look. Very nice! It had to hurt bitching up that nice shinney heat shield.
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:36 PM   #24
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didnt the header have issues clearing the faNS?
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:15 PM   #25
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lol, looks like and reads like a big ol jethot coating ad.
year and a half on an s/c svt with absolutely no problem and it cured two other problems that cost more than a new header would. cooking the paint on my hood and damage to my cooling fans and components. and yes, i have unwrapped and rewrapped to check them.
and no, header wrap doesnt cause rust on the svt header since its stainless.
on a regular mild steel tubing header (pacesetter, etc)rust will be about immediate.
and do soak the wrap before applying, it lays nicer and is easier to work with.
this is the only decent pic i have of mine.
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I disagree Frush, this has no ill effects on this header if done properly. People say that it can rust out or pit a header, not if wrapped correctly. It will actually keep the header cooler if its wraped like it should be. The heat will go out the exhaust and not held at the header. We have used this for too long not to know what it will do. Ceramic coating works very well also.
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I checked with good sources on here before I did it Frush.........

one right above me........
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Very cool! I like this.

Anybody know someone that wrapped the entire exhaust? hehe.
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I'm in no way an expert on the subject and I'd love to learn more.

Is there validity to the statements made that the NASCAR headers were being replaced after every race?

the headers they used to run were mild steel tubing which in itself doesnt last long under the high rpm conditions and abuse they were put through at that time. being wrapped didnt have a whole lot to do with their demise. those types of header under high rpm are going to run pretty much red hot wether left exposed or wrapped which changes the metals characteristics. the technology they use today in their headers is far superior to the old days. thats why most of the high end headers today are stainless steel which will withstand the heat and stress far longer.
ford did us a favor by going stainless with ours. far more durable than regular steel and will outlast it by a long time.
heat does whats called annealing to metals, it softens them. but different metals have different characteristics to heat. take a sheet of aluminum for instance, when annealed it becomes fairly pliable and easy to work. steel when red hot becomes workable. stainless on the otherhand usually has to be machined.

man, im gonna stop there...lol
dont think ya all wanna read an article on it.
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Very nice write-up. The only thing I would have done different is take those 4 bungs off the tops of the header. Would make it look lots cleaner without those poking through the wrap. I planned on doing this in the spring.

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