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Thought Id post this up... excellent little kit, more than enough wrap and paint for a header, $60 and few hours time.

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Pretty easy to install, looks great, much less radiant heat!
 

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That looks really good, nice work! I have been thinking about wrapping my header for some time. Where did you purchase the kit from?
 

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Looks good. Does it make your headers catch more dirt and dead bugs? How would you clean it?
 

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You don't clean it. Nothing has stuck to mine in the past 200 miles...
 

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Looks good. Does it make your headers catch more dirt and dead bugs? How would you clean it?
There is a specific direction you must wrap your pipes in order to catch less bugs/dirt, but it looks like this guy actually did it in the WRONG direction... Oops. (FYI: wrap back to front, not front to back) Still looks good though and will not affect 'performance' since so little of our exhaust system is parallel to the direction of travel.

As far as cleaning. It is usually not required, especially if you use silicone sealant like he did. This stuff bakes on pretty well and forms a good barrier.
 

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The instructions actually say to start at the inlet to the header and work down, FWIW. Line 4 of the DEI instructions. DEI also has a YouTube video out detailing the installation process.

:killingme

If you have a damp cloth, any bugs or mud splashes will come right off. With the silicone sealant on it, nothing soaks in.
 

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I had always read to start from the bottom and work up, then I read step 4, and that said to start at the primary at the pipe port. Then where the primaries became to close, wrap them as one... so that is just what I did.:dance:

It did turn out stellar!
 

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Nice work.
Looks good.
 

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what is the pro's to using header wrap?
 

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Less ambient heat soaking into everything else, and of course the visual appeal:alcy:
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+1 on the ambient heat.
But visual appeal?
If I was shooting for pretty...
Id have painted the head pipe.

I want the heat to stay in the pipe, keeping the exhaust hotter longer,
in turn gets it through the pipe faster.
This characteristic increases horsepower from a single cylinder to the
big hp dragsters.
(but they will use ceramic coating now days)
Maybe it is just the old school in me.
Ive wrapped every drag car, bike and circle track racer Ive ever built.

Later, after some port and polish work, Ill run bigger pipes and might see
spending the cash for ceramic coating.
There is the visual appeal. lol
Dumping money on pipes is only worth it if the head work needs it.
But any exhaust pipe will benefit from a wrap.
(as long as you dont let them corrode under there)

But, a good wrap does give it that "I know what Im doing" rugged look.
:alcy:
 

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looking good

I did the same this weekend as well. Except I didnt paint it yet. I guessing next weekend. Your right, it was fairly easy, just have to be patient. I still need to finish the end of the hedder

hvyjnkr
 
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