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Old 02-28-2012, 01:05 PM   #11
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i have this dei titanium wrap. its awesome. wrapped them twice now (dragged my header and tore the bottom of the wrap. this stuff is awesome. easy to apply and works great.
Do i need the fasteners?

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Old 02-28-2012, 01:07 PM   #12
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^^ You can order the wrap from CFM - > CLICK HERE TO VISIT CFM's WEBSITE

And I would recommend the DEI wrap. I also bought the DEI Wrap spray, but some of the guys opted to not put it on. It's suppose to help the wrap stay on better, but those with out the spray haven't had any real issues with the wrap coming off.

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the stainless steel ties worked for me. but you can also use hose clamps.
some people have had issues with the ties coming loose.
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The metal hose clamps are much much better. And easier to put on than the ties.

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Wouldn't that burn/discolor the powdercoating after a while? I've heard of Jet Hot (ceramic) coating a header; and heat wrapping... I know for a fact that the ceramic coating changes all kinds of colors from the heat, not as much experience with header-wrap though.

Is it just me? I know powdercoat cures and hardens by heat; but can you even do that to a header?!
Ceramic (aluminum oxide) coatings don't change color from heat. When done right they will last for years and look like new the whole time. Check out a cruise night some time 70% of the cars with headers have a ceramic coating, the rest are rusty or are made from Stainless Steel.

To the original poster check your yellow pages for a powder coater. It the same process (higher temp to bake it though) to apply a ceramic coating as it is powdered epoxy and most powder coaters are doing the ceramic too. Most will have silver and black, some like Jet Hot have a bunch of colors.

The guy near me that has done my headers only has silver and black ceramic. The silver looks white when the powder is first sprayed on but it a dull almunium color after they are baked. If you want the brite shinny silver he puts the headers in a tumbler and they come out looking polished.

The guy near me will work with used rusty or new headers. In either case the the first step is degreasing then sand blasting. Some places will charge extra to do the inside of the tubes but you need to start with new for that.
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jessie, you can get the wraps in autozone, comes down to about the same as buying them online if you add shipping. I single 2X50'' roll is more than enough. Its like $40 something.

Ive been wanting to do this since i got the svt but 1) i never have time 2) you know the rules where we live... id prob get kicked out if they see me taking off the header in the parking lot lol

I always say... try touching a ceramic coated header after a 30 min drive.... you will cook you hand... with wraps, you can actually wrap your hands around the runners, squeeze your grip and not get burned at all. and the engine bay area around the header feels much much cooler with wraps.

my bro his header with wraps, been there since like 2006-2007 and its still looking like new and holding strong

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I wouldn't recommend grabbing them when the car is running... Ask me how I know... Definitely want as hot as unwrapped, but I still burned my hand.

After the car is off, they get cool enough to touch within a few minutes.
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I wouldn't recommend grabbing them when the car is running... Ask me how I know... Definitely want as hot as unwrapped, but I still burned my hand.

After the car is off, they get cool enough to touch within a few minutes.
^ this is what i meant lol! please, dont anyone grab them while the car is running, im not responsible if you lose your hand
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Hmmm im pretty sure exhaust headers hit about 700-900 degrees i dont recommend even with wraps grabing them much less touching them.
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well, yeah, it wasn't my smartest moment. lol
i had touched them before and was fine, so i was showing my friends my new wrap and so i remote started my car, then grabbed them.
my skin smoked for a couple seconds before i could let go. haha
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