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Old 01-22-2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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I bent the stinger on my Skyline VR12 exhaust...I took a pair of plyers and bent it back, but it left a small "dent" around the base where the stinger and pipe meet.

My Question is: Does this affect the performance of the pipe? If so, how and how much? Also, I have seen folks use some sort of compound to apply around the base of the stinger to reinforce it. What is this compound?

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Old 01-22-2006, 04:52 PM   #2
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You can use JB Weld around the base of it to strenghen it. I have a Snap On phillips screwdriver that fits perfectly in the stinger to bend them back. the little dents wont affect it very much at all. It is the larger dents that change the volume of the pipe a lot that will make a noticeable difference.
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you could get it welded like my one. its almost 2 years old and hasn't bent or anything. have a look
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:08 PM   #4
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I have used somthing called "quick steel". You can get it from any automotive store. Its a 2 part clay. When you kneed it, the 2 compounds mix. You just mold it around your stinger and wait. It cures in a few hours. I have an old nova pipe fixed up like that. Not much to look at, but it works really well.
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Theres also a product out called Quiksteel......its probably much the same as JB Weld i guess.
You just take it from the pack, knead the amount you require until it starts to get warm, the apply it to the pipe.....sets like steel. Its available here from the auto section of most larger variety/retail stores.
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PS.....if the pipe body is dented inwards, you can always use the freezer technique to get the bumps out.....fill the pipe with water after sealing the stinger (i use cling wrap), and pressure fitting (i use kinked fuel tubing), then fill with water and put in freezer......check every 15 minutes till the bump is frozen out.
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Pretty funny. You must have posted a split second after me. The post times are the same.
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That's great info guys...I picked up some quicksteel! I will try the freezer method on one of my old pipes...sounds interesting.
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Sometimes it takes a couple of times in the freezer to get dents out. One thing I've done that seems to work is to wrap the the undamaged portions of the pipe tightly with battery strapping tape. This focus's the expansion at the dent, and will control the "overexpansion" of the portion of the pipe that is okay.
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Pretty funny. You must have posted a split second after me. The post times are the same.
Certainly was close timing
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haha ive never seen that done before...good timing guys haha
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Quick steels works great you can't wrong.
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