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Nov 17th, 2009 7:02 pm
Underblog On a previous Ducati (90 750 Sport), the pipes came wrapped. When I unwrapped them, they were severely pitted. I took the pipes in and had them ceramic coated. The performance was just as good and no need to worry about the side-affects of wrapping. The Sport had come from MI, a (compared to New Mexico) humid climate, which may have caused moisture to become trapped between the wrap and the metal, accelerating the formation of rust.
Nov 17th, 2009 8:18 am
pgatto
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Hello, Paul

I've got a couple on here somewhere...I'll try and find a link to the thread.
Thanks.
Nov 16th, 2009 7:29 am
Motard-Menace I used some heat wrap on my WRX and after a while it kind of looked like crap so I took it off. Looked good initially and I did it for aesthetics mostly too. But Wow the exhaust pipe looked even worse after I took it off. it left a strange waffle pattern on the pipe that would not come off with anything I tried. I would go with a cermic coating if I ever do it again.
Nov 15th, 2009 8:59 pm
guido Hello, Paul

I've got a couple on here somewhere...I'll try and find a link to the thread.
Nov 15th, 2009 3:46 pm
pgatto
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Hello

I've done the JetHot coating on both of my ST4S's. As far as I can tell, it is a ceramic coating.
It's coated on both the ID and OD, I got the "Super Silver" or some such thing as a base, with a black over the silver on the OD. Looks great, seems a few degrees cooler on my shins/thighs, water temp's are five or eight deg. higher, so I think they insulate a bit.
A bit pricey, but they look a lot better than the cacked-up stock pipes.
Hey Guido, do you have any pics of your pipes with the JetHot coating?
Oct 28th, 2009 6:57 pm
JDP I've had the heat wrap on for about 5 months with no problems. I used a 1/8th inch wrap. It smoked the first heat cycle, but after that it was fine. It has helped with the heat tremendously. I like the looks as well. Here is a picture so you can get an idea what it looks like.
Oct 28th, 2009 11:49 am
Mojogoat
Wrapped mine, problems!

I wrapped mine to shield the heat from the rear shock, under the engine and to protect my boots. 3 months after wrapping them I noticed leakage and a burning sensation. After consulting with several experts they advised me to put 15 ml of tetracycline into gas tank everyday for two weeks. They also advised me to use a less porous wrap and to use better judgment of the roads I ride. Just kidding, Been a year and no problems, just less heat and no more melted heels on my boots.
Oct 28th, 2009 10:51 am
fcnorton
Great input!

Thanks All!

Great ideas....after reading all the replies and doing some research I've decided to go with a black ceramic coating. There is a place in Huntington Beach I talked with that is not too pricey and they have great references.

As always thanks to everyone for their thoughtful input. I'll post pictures once I get them installed.
Oct 28th, 2009 10:01 am
guido
I did the JetHot thing....

Hello

I've done the JetHot coating on both of my ST4S's. As far as I can tell, it is a ceramic coating.
It's coated on both the ID and OD, I got the "Super Silver" or some such thing as a base, with a black over the silver on the OD. Looks great, seems a few degrees cooler on my shins/thighs, water temp's are five or eight deg. higher, so I think they insulate a bit.
A bit pricey, but they look a lot better than the cacked-up stock pipes.
Oct 28th, 2009 9:15 am
dirkwrong In theory, insulating the exhaust pipes on a motorcycle should give more benefit than doing that on a car. The reason is because the pipes on a motorcycle are subject to a lot more air flow, which cools them off much more so than in a car. So, doing something to insulate the pipes should be high on everyone's list of things to do. The fact that our pipes are exposed is one of the drawbacks for using header wrap.
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