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    Header Wrap

     



    Has anyone used the lava rock header wrap? Good, bad, ugly? I'd like to wrap the headers on my 396 re-build in my '67 Chevelle to keep the heat down and keep from melting starters and keeping the interior cooler. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    Works great, I use stainless hose clamps turned so you don't see the tightening screw instead of the high dollar stainless zip ties.
    Why is mine so big and yours so small, Chrysler FirePower

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    When I want something to look nice, and in stainless steel, I use the stainless banding wrap. Comes in a roll, with different widths. I like it cause it looks good, compact, lays flat, and doesn't come loose.
    This is for example. I get mine cheaper where I live.
    https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tnp...iABEgITmPD_BwE

    clamps I use:
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/45966983

    The tightening tool I have, which is higher now:

    https://www.completepackagingproduct...SABEgJalPD_BwE

    ((keep from melting starters))
    I use a metal stainless heat shield over mine. Minimum clearance, 1/4", does the job.
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    Just a suggestion, while not the cheapest option either, I sent mine to Jet Hot and did the ceramic coating inside and out, made a difference under the hood and it looks good too.

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    Thanks for this info. Stainless wrapping and clamping is completely foreign to me so I had to go look it up and learn a bit about it so I started with your tool an clamps and ended up finding this short video which is very descriptive and may be helpful to others here so...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69JhQDmJALA


    Quote Originally Posted by DennyW View Post
    When I want something to look nice, and in stainless steel, I use the stainless banding wrap. Comes in a roll, with different widths. I like it cause it looks good, compact, lays flat, and doesn't come loose.
    This is for example. I get mine cheaper where I live.
    https://www.mscdirect.com/browse/tnp...iABEgITmPD_BwE

    clamps I use:
    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/45966983

    The tightening tool I have, which is higher now:

    https://www.completepackagingproduct...SABEgJalPD_BwE

    ((keep from melting starters))
    I use a metal stainless heat shield over mine. Minimum clearance, 1/4", does the job.
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    I used band-it when I was employed, didn't have to be out the cost for tools and stuff. Now, I would just use stainless steel hose clamps. Less expensive, do the job, don't look too bad, either.

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    I like the stainless zip ties, they seemed comparable in price compared to hose clamps.

    I've always used Summit brand header wrap, no complaints. It goes easier if you wet the stuff while applying - keeps the dust down too.
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    Can you guys post up any pictures of your wrap? I'd love to see that stainless banding for sure but also the ceramic coating, SS zip and SS hose clamp!

    Thanks,

    -weq

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