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HOW TO WRAP EXHAUST HEADERS
I found a great video on how to do this on YouTube courtesy of EricTheCarGuy
Titanium Exhaust Wrap vs Fibreglass vs Silica
There’s a few products on the market today but let’s take a look at titanium, fibreglassand Silica.
Titanium Exhaust Wrap
Titanium exhaust wrap is created from pulverising lava rock and bringing it together with a fibre based material. Traditionally it’s seen as more durable with superior strength and has a higher price point to fibre glass.
Fibreglass Exhaust Wrap
Fibreglass exhaust wrap is made from, you guessed it, fibreglass which is fabricated into a woven strip with adhesives. It has a broader use case as it can be effective in a lower temperature situation where as Titanium is very efficient in a high temperature environment.
Silica Exhaust Wrap
Our Silica Exhaust wrap can not only withstand higher temperatures than regular glass wrap, but also, due to the manufacturing process it doesn't release glass fibres when being used, so you won't itch after handling it. This also means there is no need to soak it before use.
Can Exhaust Wrap Catch Fire?
Exhaust wrap is designed to withstand high temperatures so by nature it’s not a flammable product. If you have just wrapped your exhaust and you detect smoke coming from your engine don’t worry. When you first install your wrap it’s normal for it to start smoking as it hasn’t been used in anger yet!
As part of the manufacturing process exhaust wraps use binders which help to keep them malleable when they are being weaved together. These binders are only useful during manufacturing and aren’t part of the exhausts wraps job. So, when you first start your engine and it gets up to temperature, these binding agents will burn away, which is the smoke that you see. So don’t worry!