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mustangdave

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exhaust wrap
« on: April 19, 2014, 11:44:01 AM »
Any of you guys use exhaust wrap? I'm getting ready to wrap mine again...last time I wrapped it and used wire ties to secure the wrap...is there any kind of adhesive I could use  (spray on the exhaust pipe) to secure it better?
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 01:04:35 PM »
Did you remember to soak the header wrap in water before you installed it?  Also, bailing/safety wire works well for securing the wrap.

Here's a video a good video of a some guys doing the job right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQRcvjmGoaA
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 01:54:58 PM »
Nope...did not soak the wrap...will this time though thanks for the tip.
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 04:47:28 PM »
Did you remember to soak the header wrap in water before you installed it?  Also, bailing/safety wire works well for securing the wrap.

Here's a video a good video of a some guys doing the job right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQRcvjmGoaA

           Perfectly fine video, but it's just my personal preference to wrap starting at the muffler end & wrap toward the head. This makes each wrap lay like dragon scales would lay from head to tail instead of just the opposite. Just looks better to me.

           I use narrow SS hose clamps sprayed black on black wrap. On white or tan wrap two or three safety wire twists look good.
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 05:45:59 AM »
Does wrapping the exhaust actually help anything?
Also can you attach a picture showing your wrapped exhaust?
I wanna see how it looks on a bullet before I go and do it
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 11:28:11 AM »
Does wrapping the exhaust actually help anything?
Also can you attach a picture showing your wrapped exhaust?
I wanna see how it looks on a bullet before I go and do it
Theoretically, it can keep the exhaust gasses hotter for better extraction. It isn't enough to feel a difference in power, but it might help a little.
The primary use is to cover a rusty header pipe, so it hides the rust damage and looks styled more for something like a bobber or hot rod
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 12:31:18 PM »
Here is 'Asbo' Bullet No.8. It has exhaust wrap on the pipe and was put there for cosmetic reasons, nothing more  ;)
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 12:37:49 PM »
Here is 'Asbo' Bullet No.8. It has exhaust wrap on the pipe and was put there for cosmetic reasons, nothing more  ;)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eDxif1oQFw

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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2014, 02:42:03 AM »
Mine is 100% cosmetic...
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2014, 01:17:11 PM »
That's a real nice looking bobber, Paul.
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2014, 05:24:06 PM »
Here is 'Asbo' Bullet No.8.

That is a thing of beauty.

The day I test drove my new header, a plastic bag fused to it.  Tried everything recommended here to get it off but in the end my efforts caused minuscule scratches that eventually rusted.  I plan on wrapping at some point.

Also, that pipe gets hotter than the sun.
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2014, 04:24:25 PM »
Does wrapping the exhaust actually help anything?
Also can you attach a picture showing your wrapped exhaust?
I wanna see how it looks on a bullet before I go and do it

           Here's mine with tan wrap:
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2014, 04:29:39 PM »
           Here's mine with tan wrap:

            And then I changed to black wrap taken off another bike. It has two or three coats of BBQ paint on it:
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Re: exhaust wrap
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2014, 06:29:40 PM »
I like the Blacked, looks good!!
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