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Old 03-22-2012, 10:30 AM
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Yea as long as its just a single wall pipe it will look good.

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The rear of my '31 with the '32 gas tank is low enough I just went with some Wally World SS tips for mine - but - I do like that idea of buying a 4 or so foot piece of polished SS tubing and making up a longer version. This for me would have to be a clamped arrangement as I just don't have the equipment to weld stainless with out a pretty large investment for two welds .

This is my 'cheepy' version:
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Are your pipes unpolished stainless? Or, are they aluminized steel? I can't tell in the picture.
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Are your pipes unpolished stainless? Or, are they aluminized steel? I can't tell in the picture.
Ceramic coated over aluminized steel. Like I said - don't have the equipment to weld SS (plus the wallet got real thin for a while - I retired about the time I was doing the exhaust)
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My pipes are aluminized steel. I just clean off about 1/2" of the aluminizing and weld.

You can weld stainless to mild steel with a mig and steel wire. You just have to paint the welded area to protect it from rusting. I use that ceramic type spray paint and have had good luck with it.

You only need a stainless welding rig for welding stainless to stainless.
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I finally got my stainless ends put on my tailpipes yesterday.

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After welding, smoothing and painting the welds:



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Looks really nice. Very clean car
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welding stainless

some alloys of stainless tends to grow buggers on the underside of the weld bead, unless you purge with a Y hose and more argon or use HVAC foil tape to create a pocket under the weld area to keep oxygen from air contaminating the welds.
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