Exhaust Lagging/Webbing

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  1. zamgod
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    zamgod Junior Member

    Hi,
    I've just been given a present of Glassfibre Exhaust Lagging/Webbing which is about 65mm wide and 3mm thick (unstretched). Stretched it's about 105mm by 1mm.
    Can I use this as a substitute for jointing/corner reinforcing tape on my GRP boat?
    Thanks.
    Regards,
     
  2. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    In an emergency, probably. I think it would be a waste of money and time. The matrial will be very hard to wet and lay.
     
  3. zamgod
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    zamgod Junior Member

    Exhaust Tape/Lagging

    Thanks for the advice.

    As a matter of interest, the tape/lagging is fairly soft and pliable and appears to be woven with spaces between the weave. Still no good?

    Regards,
     

  4. partgypsy
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    exhaust lagging

    Yes... use it for what it was intended. BUT the trick to getting exhaust lagging to fit curved pipes and stay smooth is to wet it... but with water... not resin.
     
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