5 Stars By B. S. on 2017-07-08
Best wrap, hands-down.
EXCELLENT product. I've used a few different heat wraps/header wraps and this is the best so far. Unlike other "Titanium Header Wraps", this one is NOT made with fiberglass. It's a lava-rock composite that's woven together. Also different from other wraps, you don't need to soak this one in water before wrapping your exhaust. It goes on dry which makes it a LOT easier to manage. Gloves would still be recommended, but are not necessary.
One tip I can offer: When cutting the ends to prevent further fraying, apply some super-glue to the cut ends. Otherwise, you get into this weird cycle of folding the cut end and trying to wrap/pinch it in a way that keeps tension on the wrap without unraveling.
5 Stars By caB3rn on 2016-11-22
very very fine particles of the fabric gets airborne when handling the ...
It works as advertised. Wear a mask and long sleeves, very very fine particles of the fabric gets airborne when handling the wrap. I did not notice it until someone walked by with a flash light. Can't be good for the lungs.
2 Stars By Stefan Hayes on 2018-05-01
Apply in a ventilated area and wear protection. Product frays and unravels extremely easily. Two person job for ease.
I don't often write reviews, but this stuff is absolutely abysmal and I can promise I'll never be buying it again. Due to how the wrap is weaved, if you cut across for a shorter piece it will cause the entire roll to eventually unravel itself as you apply it. They say that 2"x50' is enough for a 4-cylinder, but after my headers alone I ran out of wrap before I got 1/3 of the way done with my midpipe ( I didn't double-up on the wrap for the headers either). So, do yourself a favor and buy at least two rolls if it's anything besides a motorcycle-sized project. After reading reviews here and taking the suggestion of others, I decided to wear gloves the entire time. However, please realize that won't help, because each time you maneuver or cut this wrap it sheds fiberglass-like strands into the air that inevitably reach your skin to some degree (these strands managed to get through my shirt, my shorts, and into my nose and eyes. Awful experience to put it lightly.) DEI and Mishimoto might be some of the best players in the game when it comes to products like these, but I had an absolutely terrible time with their product and cannot recommend applying it by yourself. Highly recommend having assistance from another. Seriously, just save yourself the time/money and ceramic coat your exhaust instead.
5 Stars By Mike on 2017-06-20
Change of plans
Tl:dr used for air intake, helped a lot
So here's what I did, i know this is for headers but mine arent worth wrapping, so i decided to wrap my metal air intake. I thought, if this thing is designed to keep heat in and help prevent it from spreading, why wouldn't this work for my intake. I wrapped my air intake and it actually does help!! And if there was heat in the tube, the cold air would get rid of it in a second and then its just bringing in cool air. I'm really happy this worked out, and it actually looks pretty cool to me :)
3 Stars By Otto on 2017-12-03
Looks cool... that might be it.
These went one some V&H Shortshots on a Harley Davidson Iron 883. I wrapped the pipes up without the heat shields.
Reasons I did it:
Looks mostly. I thought it looked damn cool.
Supposed to regulate the heat to slightly increase performance... who knows if it does.
I wanted to run these pipes without the heat shields since the bands snapped and rattled around.
Not easy with one set of hands. Find a buddy or a spouse! This job is so damn hard by yourself and it doesn’t look like it’s possible for it to be done well enough.
I like the look and the heat seems to dissapiate evenly throughout the pipe now. Maybe that increases performance? Who knows?
I would suggest you use steel clamps from the old heat shields instead of steel zip ties.
Time will tell how durable they will be. Lots of compliments even from non-bike folk!
5 Stars By R. Hunt on 2015-05-07
After tons of research, I came to understand that black header tape will eventually just fade to white within the first year, and I damn sure did not want white. I also didn't want to fuss with soaking fiberglass tape and all the hassle that goes with it. Then I discovered this product. Goes on dry. No fiberglass. Look GREAT. And won't fade in color. It's perfect!
5 Stars By Educated Consumer on 2017-11-14
Excellent Wrap with many uses
I have a gas water heater in my laundry room that makes it absolutely awful when the heater is heating water. The exhaust flew gets really hot and will burn you if you get close enough to it. I came up with this idea to insulate it (much like you would do with an car header) and remove the heat from the surrounding area. I carefully wrapped the exhaust vent securing the ends with a stainless steal tie wrap. Bingo, lowered the temperature in the room and the pipe is no longer a hazard. Though it is still very warm it will no longer burn you. The quality of the wrap is excellent, it lays down well and stays tight. I imagine it would probably work as well in an automotive application or anywhere else you need a wrap that can withstand high temperatures.
5 Stars By Mastayugi91 on 2016-08-24
Listen a lot of people say that wrapping your headers doesn't make a difference. I can tell you from my experience that it does. The difference isn't like the car is going to magically be AC cold but the heat reduction is real. My feet no longer burn up and my cabin is cooler. I wrapped both my longtubes and it worked for me. However, there are two things you should note. Firstly, if you're wrapping headers like I was, make sure and buy around 100ft. And secondly, and I think the most important, MAKE SURE TO COVER YOUR BODY WHEN WRAPPING YOUR EXHAUST! Listen the fiberglass in this wrap is torture when it gets on your skin. Took me 3 days to get it out of my arms -.-' it felt like prickly needles cutting up my hands and forehands. Just be careful. The wrap works great though. I'll probably buy some more and wrap my x-pipe.
5 Stars By Matt Niehaus on 2017-09-01
Works great, just not on a 2017 Polaris Sportsman 570 oem exhaust.
UPDATE Oct 16th
Worked excellent for 600 miles, till I saw what the redirected heat was doing to the rest of the exhaust system.
It worked better than expected, but on the Polaris sportsman 570 oem exhaust; it turned out to be not such a good idea.
Being it has 2 joints held closed by exhaust springs, the springs where forced to soak up the heat, even with stainless bands through the spring eyelets, to help keep the joints closed.. the Lead gaskets got hammered.
And the extra heat forced through the muffler caused damage to a dust cap for the sway bar.
5 Stars By Cameron on 2015-10-12
It has a pretty cool look to it
I got this to wrap the pipe on my ATV (Four-Wheeler) as I was getting burned THROUGH the plastic body work. I had purchased an aftermarket exhaust system which significantly increased the temperature of the exhaust components. I wrapped the pipe from the point where it attaches to the engine, all the way up to the muffler. This, along with the purchase and application of Thermo-Tec Heat and Sound Suppressor ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PIIAZ0 ) lowered the temperature of my plastic body work from 120-125 degrees down to 100 degrees.
It has a pretty cool look to it, like carbon fiber, but all of my pipe is hidden behind plastic so that didn't matter to me. You will need metal hose clamps to keep it wrapped around the pipe. Please ignore the zip-ties in the included picture. They were only used to hold the material as I was applying it. Hose clamps were installed and zip-ties removed.