Exhaust header wrap.

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Exhaust header wrap.

#1 Post by megawatt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:06 pm

Anybody got any experience with this stuff?
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#2 Post by Tango » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:39 pm

Only heard bad things about it mate.......from people that manufacture custom exhausts......so they probably know a thing or two about exhausts...... :wink:
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#3 Post by Mickly » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:43 pm

Not had experience with it, but in my simple mind anything that retains moisture close to metal is a bad thing !!
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#4 Post by megawatt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:45 pm

I'm only doing it short term to stop my knee getting burnt by the badly fitting Highway Hawk headers. I'll replace em or make a shield eventually.
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#5 Post by Tango » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:51 pm

The guys that I know that have done it have used a piece of string and wrapped it around the headers at the approximate spacing of the wrap to get the length they need......then hold it in place at either end with stainless wire...... 8-) Wear latex gloves when fitting it.....apparently it itches like f*ck if the fibres get into your skin..... :wink:
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#6 Post by megawatt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:24 pm

Thanks Bob.
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#7 Post by fastbob » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:30 pm

Not used it , I think it looks silly, especially on a CG125 café racer built in one weekend with an angle grinder, a tin of matt black and a piece of brown vinyl.😁 However, for practical purposes it sounds like a good solution to the problem. Am I right in believing that it is applied wet and shrinks to fit ?

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#8 Post by Gerontious » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:42 pm

fastbob wrote:
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However, for practical purposes it sounds like a good solution to the problem.
What problem?
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#9 Post by Speedy23 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:59 pm

fastbob wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:30 pm
Not used it , I think it looks silly, especially on a CG125 café racer built in one weekend with an angle grinder, a tin of matt black and a piece of brown vinyl.😁 However, for practical purposes it sounds like a good solution to the problem. Am I right in believing that it is applied wet and shrinks to fit ?
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#10 Post by fastbob » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:21 pm

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#11 Post by fastbob » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:23 pm

Gerontious wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:42 pm
fastbob wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:30 pm
However, for practical purposes it sounds like a good solution to the problem.
What problem?
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#12 Post by BanditR » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:53 pm

wrapped the rear header on my 1199s without issue

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#13 Post by fastbob » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:28 pm

BanditR wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:53 pm
wrapped the rear header on my 1199s without issue
And what's going on underneath ? Well you won't know until you take it off again . 😁

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#14 Post by Beansie » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:24 pm

A lad I used to work with wrapped his exhaust in this stuff to try and keep the heat from his legs, commuting to work his exhaust didn’t last long before it rusted to pieces creating a rather large hole. Although in your case I think you’ll be fine as I can’t imagine the bike seeing much water/salt if any.

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Re: Exhaust header wrap.

#15 Post by learningtofly » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:33 pm

I know someone who put some on his bobber for a very short period, and the pipes were very, very "patinated" afterwards. Just saying...