Muffler Packing, Steel Wool?
Posted August 01, 2011 - 12:36 AM
Posted August 01, 2011 - 01:45 AM
Posted August 01, 2011 - 02:26 AM
Edited by thestuz, August 01, 2011 - 02:42 AM.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 02:39 AM
i was thinking rust would be a killer. if you had moisture or condensation, your gonna get a hell of a lot of rust juice all over the place. fiberglass packing does not rust, corrode or break down.
Good point, stainless steel wool should be ok. Although the heat from the exhaust should get rid of any moisture build up.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 02:40 AM
Posted August 01, 2011 - 02:48 AM
I'll never understand why anyone (including the manufacturers) would put a flammable material inside a silencer.
Wrapped tightly it 'shouldn't' be a problem.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 03:17 AM
Posted August 01, 2011 - 03:17 PM
RipGroove99-I was told (by pipe company's customer service guy) the steel wool takes about an hour to break in but after that doesn't adversely impact sound.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 06:02 PM
I originally wrapped mine with regular steel wool and it caught fire on the first run and spat metre long flames out the exhaust! Don't get me wrong it looked awesome but I wouldn't recommend it.
A thin layer of tightly wrapped (stainless) steel wool will not catch fire and will make the fibreglass packing last longer.
Edited by soco3594, August 01, 2011 - 07:08 PM.
Posted August 01, 2011 - 11:44 PM