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Old 12-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #351
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Well almost a year after last reply. How is that titanium wrap holding up? I will be getting an ORP soon and plan to wrap it and the header on my SVTF. Hope I get it looking good.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #352
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also, with some of you guys having this done for so long... no crackin issues? everyone i know says it will crack or warp my headers...
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:36 PM   #353
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my ORP deteriorated so bad i had to replace it
the rust came off in patches to where wall thickness was half and the sound annoying
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:57 AM   #354
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Just thought I would add my 2cents here.

I just finished wrapping my header and I would like to make a couple of points.

First of all, I had a 50 foot roll 2" wide and I was about 4 inches short at the end. Maybe I could have made the overlaps smaller but I didn't and I didn't want to take it all off and start again. So if you have a 50 foot roll then be aware that you may not have lots of room for error.

Second, definitely wet it. It's so much easier.

And lastly....wear gloves. The fibers in that wrap will itch like hell for many hours and after many hand washes.

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Old 07-12-2013, 07:36 PM   #355
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How do you guys dry the wrap after getting it wet? I wanna be able to do this with using the silcone seal right after.
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #356
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How much wrap did you cut per tube and the subsequent collector merge(s)?
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #357
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How much wrap did you cut per tube and the subsequent collector merge(s)?
Good question. I'm soon to be doing this myself.
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:28 PM   #358
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did this the other day its bout 11 foot per tube and the 6 food left to do down to the cat i soaked mine in water for bout 15 mins left car run for 5 mins to let water steam out then sprayed the silver sealer smoked for bout 15 mins and even the next day to work.. i think this is a must do if ur heat sheid is rusty like mine was.. better head manigment also cus heat down by like 40 percent.. dont know the temps b4 and after tho wraped mine with bout half over last ring of each used EDI OR EID one of those good luck guys
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:54 PM   #359
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My experience with my SVT:

•cheap header wrap isn't worth ANYTHING. It deteriorates quickly and doesn't do much for heat at all!

•as mentioned by others, wear some gloves. Actually, Go further up your arms if you can. The fibers will get all over. You may think you got it all put with a few showers and some tape sessions, but then you get into bed that night and realize how horribly mistaken you were.

•wetting the wrap absolutely helps with installation.

•it will definitely smoke as the wrap dies itself out upon installation.

•I have not seen any issues with my header, but at the same time my wrap has vastly deteriorated in the ten months I have had it on. For the record it was cheap fiberglass and I did not seal it. It was originally black in color. Took three days to go totally white.



Final conclusion is that Header wrap can be analogous to sound deadener in the following way:

The cheap stuff is priced well but literally doesn't not do anything, whereas the expensive stuff works wonders, but even at that quality is still overpriced.
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I bought a "pre" wrapped header a few years ago and I need to redo it, mainly down at the bottom.

So I guess the $25 stuff on eBay isn't going to last or work as well as the wrap I have now? And I'm thinking that new wrap on top of the old wrap would probably cause problems in the long run?

At least I have a reference to go off of with the wrap job I have now.
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