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I was looking at exhaust wrap today at a Napa parts store and saw some high temperature ceramic exhaust paint. Has anyone used this product? What are your thoughts on this verses wrapping the exhaust? I plan to wrap or coat my exhaust soon. All thoughts are appreciated. Thanks

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For me I decided to just use the wrap and I'm fine with it. If you are going to use one or the other then I would advise using the wrap. A spray on ceramic paint is not going to hold in the heat like a wrap would. Now there are others on this forum that have sent off their pipes to get it professionally ceramic coated inside and out. That would be excellent for keeping the moisture off the pipe, then they wrap it. If you wanted to spray it with that paint, you would need to install the pipes back back on to cure it with the engine heat before you put the wrap on.


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In the past I've used VHT and Duplicolor Hi Heat Exhaust Paints and they don't hold up well or actually even work. On my Vaquero I wrapped the exhaust header using DEI exhaust wrap with great results and highly recommend it over any rattle can paint job, the paint will not give you the results you want nor does it work as effectively as doing a proper exhaust wrap...

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Thanks for the replies. I think I'll wrap them and save some headaches in the future.

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In the past I've used VHT and Duplicolor Hi Heat Exhaust Paints and they don't hold up well or actually even work. On my Vaquero I wrapped the exhaust header using DEI exhaust wrap with great results and highly recommend it over any rattle can paint job, the paint will not give you the results you want nor does it work as effectively as doing a proper exhaust wrap...

This is right before I put the heat shields back on...

So was a hard to get the heat shields on after wards ?

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I bought bigger clamps when I put mine back on after wrapping them. The front cylinder heat shield gave me the most problems the others are a breese. I tried it with the stock clamps and was getting p off so I just bought bigger clamps.

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I bought bigger clamps when I put mine back on after wrapping them. The front cylinder heat shield gave me the most problems the others are a breese. I tried it with the stock clamps and was getting p off so I just bought bigger clamps.
I was wondering , think I might give it a try on mine to reduce the heat.

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I was wondering , think I might give it a try on mine to reduce the heat.
It reduced the felt heat by 50 percent. The temp guage still runs the same but I feel a lot less heat from the exhaust. It also made my vance and hines slipons louder. Maybe not but it seems that way .

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It reduced the felt heat by 50 percent. The temp guage still runs the same but I feel a lot less heat from the exhaust. It also made my vance and hines slipons louder. Maybe not but it seems that way .
Any heat reduction would be welcome on mine , only an 800 but it's a rider roaster when it's warm out.

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Any heat reduction would be welcome on mine , only an 800 but it's a rider roaster when it's warm out.
I have never road an 800 but the voyager will burn you to the ground!!!!!!!!! I have had the bike 3 months and put 9000 miles on it. I am getting used to the heat a little now. Its ok if I dont stop lol. I love the bike though!

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