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Posts: 2005
From: Manitoba Canada
Registered: Oct 2002

posted 04-09-2003 12:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dubz        Reply w/Quote
does it accomplish enough that i should get some


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From: San Lorenzo, CA, USA
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 04-09-2003 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz        Reply w/Quote
I've heard to wrap the parts that you don't want to get hot. Reason behind it is header wrap will speed corrosion of the headers. Water, rain, condensation will all get held up between the headers and the wrap.


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From: Reno Nv M&M #1240
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 04-10-2003 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
What if the headers are on a car like which does not see rain if I can help it.
I was thinking about wrapping just a few small areas not all the tubes.One of the tubes is only about 1/2" from my valve cover.I was thinking about wrapping that tube to try and cut down some extra to the valve cover.And also the tube near the trans filler tube.And the tube near the speedo cable.ECT

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Ryan Wilke

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From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 04-10-2003 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
I've heard the same as Erik said.....

SCOOP, If it NEVER gets damp from rain, moisture condensing up from under it, from washing it, etc. maybe it would be OK? You could always install it then pull it off in 6 months to see if it was causing any coorosion to start on the header tube.... Do what you want.

If the paint on the close rocker cover isn't discoloring or blistering, I wouldn't worry about covering it or the header tube....but that's me.

I try to keep the heat away from anything electrical, brake & fuel lines. I did install a heat shield near my starter to reflect header heat away from it.



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From: Cottage Grove, MN
Registered: Mar 2001

posted 04-10-2003 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70spoiler        Reply w/Quote
best thing to wrap headers in is ceramic coating traps the heat in the header where it should be and looks good too

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From: Lakewood, CO, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted 04-10-2003 10:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for JCQuinn@work        Reply w/Quote
The header wraps hold the heat in the metal and leads to early cracking of the tubes. Ceramic coating on the inside protects the metal from high heat, corrosion and leads to longer header life. It costs more to coat the headers but they should live longer.


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