Best way to protect turbo piping?

zZsKyZz

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I just received my Boost Brothers turbo kit. The welds and everything are really nice and I'm impressed with it. However, it is unpainted. I'm wondering what is the most economical way to keep temps down while keeping the piping from pitting/rusting/going to hell.

Currently I'm looking at doing this:

Inside of hotside piping:
http://www.eastwood.com/ew-hi-temp-i...ension-tu.html

Outside of hotside piping:
http://www.vhtpaint.com/products/flameproof/

Cold side:
http://www.vhtpaint.com/products/flameproof/

And then for smaller/misc parts I plan on powdercoating them myself and using a conventional/toaster oven to bake them in. I'd like to powdercoat as much as possible, but due to the lack of a larger oven, size will be a limiting factor.

I also plan on wrapping my headers and any other hot sides with exhaust wrap to keep temps down. My fear is that this will trap in moisture and shorten the life of my setup.



Any other suggestions?
 
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revhead347

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Other than getting it ceramic coated there isn't too much out there. I use that Flame Proof paint on exhaust stuff, but it will flake off if there is too much heat. There is a wrap kit you can use by DEI that includes a spray on coating. Be warned though, wrap keeps moisture in, and can cause rusting.

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Rick 91GT

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Id have all the pipes ceramic coated personally, then I still prefer to wrap the hot side, I am not familiar with the Boost Brothers kit but if it gets close to the rack and pinion make sure you wrap that area or you'll melt the boots. DEI make a high end wrap that has volcanic rock impregnated in it, works excellent, same goes for the turbo shield.