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Anybody wrap there pipes with heat shields still on?

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:14 PM
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Default Anybody wrap there pipes with heat shields still on?

I found a deal on a 2 into 1 pipe but its chrome (don't care for chrome). I was wondering if anyone runs a pipe with the heat shields with wrap over the top of the shields, yeah it defeats the purpose but its for looks then anything. Also have heard wraps have ill effects on pipes makes them more prone to cracking. I was thinking if you wrapped the heat shields if that would lessen the cracking problem? thanks
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What about powder coating?
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Not sure about the cracking, but I did wrap mine over the heatsheilds.
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Not sure about the cracking, but I did wrap mine over the heatsheilds.

That is what I have been wanting to do... Have you noticed any difference at all? I am liking the looks, and hoping it will help keep my leg cooler this summer.

Can you get us a closer picture of the wrap job?

Thanks...Kevin
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i wrapped over the heat shields to alleviate some of the heat...
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Hopefully this helps.
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also a over shield wrapper here

but my tech friend warns of cracking

any of you having a cracked pipe yet?

Would be nice if we had updates based on years the wraps are on, miles ridden

I'll start

wrap installed : 2 weeks
miles ridden : 1000

no crack!
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There are a lot of stories about Thunderheaders (in particular) cracking after being wrapped. I think the material the pipe is made of has a lot to do with it.
I had a stainless D&D wrapped for about 30,000 miles with no issues at all. When I took the wrap back off, it looks the same. I don't think I'd wrap a pipe made of mild steel unless you plan on replacing within a year or two.
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