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Old 02-06-2014, 02:06 PM
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Ceramic Coat or Exhaust Wrap - Up-pipes

Bought a set of used bellowed up pipes from a member on here. I want to either ceramic coat them or wrap them in exhaust wrap before I put them on. Obviously the wrap is probably easier and the coating probably looks better, but which actually holds heat better and will last longer?

I am also looking to do my IC pipes the same way, obviously those don't fit in my oven though so I will probably wrap those.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:11 PM
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I asked a local performance shop that same question a few months back and he told me that if you wrap them, there is a possibility of the wrap being soaked in oil/diesel fuel if there is a leak in the engine valley and that would cause a significant fire hazard in his opinion. Wrapping the down pipe didn't cause the same concern in his opinion.
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If I did the ceramic coating I would use the stuff that VHT makes. It says to either bake them in the oven or let them bake while they are on the truck running. If I baked the up-pipes in the oven would it be bad for it? I mean this is the same oven that we cook in. The one video I watched said it would leave an odor in it after I was done.
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I'd be worried about the pipes burning out if wrapped. That would just trap all the exhaust heat inside. If they are made out of 304SS or Inconel, they would survive, but I'm not sure mild steel would hold up.
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my friend had his ceramic coated and we cant tell the difference in egts at all...
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Yeah I figured it wouldn't make much of a difference. Just wanted to clean them up a little bit.
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