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Old 07-23-2010, 07:23 AM
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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

I just ordered some mandrel bent pipes for my 90degree angles, so I may have to wait until next week until they arrive. The sheet metal is supposed to be done at 9am this morning, so I can play with the side skirts all weekend
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:01 PM
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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

Well i have 2 sets completed I need to get someone to tack on the all thread but other than that its good to go. My mandrel pipes wont be here until next week but at least i can get the side skirts ready. Now im wondering once they are done, should i use black bedliner or white to match? The side exhaust would prob stand out more against the white, but ive always thought color matching skirts made the jeep look lower to the ground.

Here's a pic before he finished all the bends.

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:21 PM
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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

I would say do white, the silver won't constrast with the white as much plus it will look more complete with side skirts matching
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:26 PM
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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

You could even ceramic coat the pipes a really light silver/white to help them blend in
http://www.nicindustries.com/high_te...e_coatings.php

edit: I thought your sideskirts were going to be white but you could still paint/cerakote the pipes black to blend in w/the black skirts.
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Old 07-23-2010, 01:59 PM
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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

Hmm ceramic might even help keep some of the heat down too, thanks!

I called several Line-X and rhino lining places. Most said they cant/wont do plastic. I had one say plastic is fine but you have to spray all sides of the part or else it will peel. I guess i'll go with that guy and see how it turns out.
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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

One step closer... I need to wait for the epoxy to dry, then tomorrow morning ill mix up the bondo On a side note i met up with a DFWLX member today. They were having a group meet at speedzone, so i met up and sold the headers. Nice guys.







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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

This is a really cool set-up! GL with it all! It looks like it's going well so far!
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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

well if they won't touch plastic then what about coating the metal black to match the side skirts ?
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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

Looking sick dude. Hope that it works right. I'm pretty interested in this as well.
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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

Thanks guys! Well i did the Herculiner myself this morning. Seems like it has a bit too much texture but hopefully that will tone down as it dries.



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Re: Side Exhaust + Shorty Headers Project

Well i got the skirts back on. Looks pretty good in person. You cant see much in the pictures, hopefully once i get the tips on it'll stand out more. I can already see im going to have to get used to the texture. I got out of the jeep with shorts on and felt like a ran a cheese grater down the back of my calf!














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