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Anyone have any thoughts or experiences with wrapping an exhaust? Pros? Cons? Does it do anything or is it just for looks?
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Hey guys,
Anyone have any thoughts or experiences with wrapping an exhaust? Pros? Cons? Does it do anything or is it just for looks?
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my understanding is that it is used rather than putting on heat shields on or over the pipes, mostly used on customs, stops unbearable heat and cooking or burning your leg, Its not for me , but thats why they call them customs.

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The hotter pipes flow gas better & this helps hold in the heat .Its even more benefit to 2 strokes that's why the sleds come with fiber shields on them from the factory & some buy after market pipes that are ceramic coated for the same reason.I coated some stock pipes on a 700 xc for this plus it looks sweat & keeps them from rusting. Ever see headers on a car wrapped its for the same reason

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I wrapped mine about two years ago now. The main I reason I did it was that there was some surface rust showing up on my pipes so I mainly did it for the looks and it was cheaper than buying new pipes. Ha ha. But yes it does keep the heat down and keeps you from searing your leg. Here's a link to pics.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I may just have to do it...

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I've wrapped headers on lots of race cars over the years, and a few sport bikes with aftermarket systems that were too close to the plastic bodywork.

My only .02 is this. If you allow the header wrap to get wet, then don't run the vehicle long enough to dry the header wrap completely...it will accelerate corrosion. Essentially you have wet rags wrapped around the exhaust for long periods. However, if you can get past this and/or just run the bike long enough to make sure everything is dry then you'll be fine. Also, fwiw, the material that the underlying pipes are made of/coated with will make the corrosion more or less of a concern.

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+1 on getting them wet and corrosion.

If you're caught out in a rainstorm, the wrapped pipes will steam like nobody's business. As long as you're leaving the wraps on, i guess the corrosion problem isn't too big an issue, but if you ever take the wraps off, your pipes will show lines and wear from the wrap.

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I've never been wild about how wrapped pipes look personally, but I guess they look better than blued, dinged, or rusty pipes!!
It looks good to others though, and that's all that really matters!

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i am sorry unless u are doing a custom bike it looks like crap
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Thanks again for all the input. I am still on the fence about the wrap. We'll see what happens when I stop by the autoparts store...
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