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Old 11th February 2011
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im wanting to wrap my drag pipes with this stuff can some1 tell me how much i need to buy 25' 50' and do i need to buy the spray adhesive stuff and spray pipes before i wrap thanks
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I use about 5x the actual length of what I'm wrapping.

I have never seen any adhesive, just silicone spray to keep the wrap pliable...

What kind of pipes are you covering???
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Something else to consider, if you wrap the pipes from the back to the front they tend to collect less dirt and debris. F.W.I.W.
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I saw a tip on biker build off to soak the wrap in water for a few hours and then put it on while feeding it out of the bucket. It keeps the graphite or whatever is in it from making you itch and makes it wrap tighter when it dries
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My son just did some wrap on his with a 15' roll. It was just enough to do both pipes just past the bends. I think he used 8' on the back and the other 7' on the front. Just soak it a couple minutes in water, wrap and zip-tie ( the wider zips work best), let it dry overnight and spray it with the DEI silicon spray. It will smoke and stink a little when your fire it up.
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...the pipes first to keep them from rusting through under the wrap.
Something to consider.
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...It keeps the graphite or whatever is in it...
Fiberglass. In a previous life I built fiberglass boats. You learned all sorts of tricks to stay away from the stuff. Like IRC said, physical barriers are a good choice - gloves, long sleeves, etc. When we had to grind surfaces with a side-arm grinder, we would suit up like we were doing HAZMAT work... If you get it on you rinse it off; don't rub, as that will push it into the skin, not off. If it does get embedded in the skin, scrubbing the affected area with a a stiff brush does a pretty good job at dislodging the glass fibers. Itchy stuff...
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It should tell you on the package how to measure for the wrap. You have to allow quite a bit more for bends than you do for the straight sections.
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Fiberglass. In a previous life I built fiberglass boats. You learned all sorts of tricks to stay away from the stuff. Like IRC said, physical barriers are a good choice - gloves, long sleeves, etc. When we had to grind surfaces with a side-arm grinder, we would suit up like we were doing HAZMAT work... If you get it on you rinse it off; don't rub, as that will push it into the skin, not off. If it does get embedded in the skin, scrubbing the affected area with a a stiff brush does a pretty good job at dislodging the glass fibers. Itchy stuff...
+1. I wrapped my pipes last weekend barehanded. I am a dumb@ss.
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If you soak them in water, it makes wrapping easier and tighter. i've done many of them and I go from back to front with a 1/4 to 3/8 lap. No gloves, no spray, and use stainless wire as ties-cheap at the hardware store. And the nice thing about getting it wet is after it dries, it shrinks and wraps really tight!
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