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Evenin all, just a quick question if i may,
i'm looking to buy an exhaust for me bus and think i have found the perfect one. My only concern is that the header is made from 16ga mild steel whilst the muffler is stainless. Is the mild steel gonna rust like a bitch in the norths sunny sunny weather climate as i dont want to fork out a load for something that will rot within months or should i just buy a full stainless system?
cheers for any advice
mat
 

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have it blasted and aluma sprayed by a metal coating specialist.

not as good a stainless, but then that depends on the grade of stainless that's used.
 

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Depends how often and how you us ethe car.
If you do lots of shortruns the acids from the engine whilst it is cold will eat it up from the inside out. No point in painting the outside

If you intend to drive it in the winter, the salt will probably be the mechanism that rots it - so paint it.

If you get the engine nice and hot and wash the underside ocassionally in the winter it should till last a decent time

When a poor student I used to do those things and never had to replace a standard exhaust
Mind you I did get through a beetle every two years ...
 
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