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Titanium exhaust fix 954

I recently purchased a full titanium exhaust from ebay, should have it tuesday, previous owner wrecked so one of the header tubes has a flat spot, I am going to try to repair, I have heard of freeze plugs and ice as a fix, has anyone heard of other ways to repair titanium dents? thanks

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Re: Titanium exhaust fix 954

don't think ice will work on thick headers, i've only heard of using it to take dents out of thin metals like the roof of cars, etc. I would personally take it to a body shop and just have a guy do it while you wait, should be really quick and fairly cheap for that little project.
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i think i was going to bid on that one and i missed out on it, it was like less than $100 bucks right?
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Re: Titanium exhaust fix 954

185 for the headers and pipe, no muffler, one of the members here says it is a Sato system, which I hear good things about, im going to put a scorpion flame muffler on the end, I hope it works well, looks like I will need a map which might get costly I sold my old system for the funds, so it better work
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Re: Titanium exhaust fix 954

It'll have to be pushed out from the inside. body shop is a good idea- sometimes they will have a stud gun that could help pull on the outside.
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Re: Titanium exhaust fix 954

If it were steel you'd weld a rod to the dent and pull it out or drill a hole in the back, punch it out and weld it back up.
Titanium though is a pain to straighten.

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Re: Titanium exhaust fix 954

thanks everyone I took the ideas and came up with a plan, since the 2 to 1 collector could be removed I did so, then similar to what Larry suggested, I tood a 1" steel rod held with a vice and inserted it into the tube then heated the titanium with Map gas to a bright red and hammered the dent out with the steel rod inserted, the heated titanium moved easily and I came up with a result I was satisfied with, pics included, not as bad as I thought, polished the system up as well

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Re: Titanium exhaust fix 954

Necessity is the mother of invention they say. Looks like it came out ok!

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came out better than I would have expected.

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Excellent result!

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Re: Titanium exhaust fix 954

I know this is older but I did the same thing to my buddies Akro but used a socket from small to as big as the pipe and they came out perfect. Nice job on fixin it up!

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