Chrome Smoke Stacks, Mitered
This classic style adds an aggressive stance to any truck, while helping to carry exhaust gases up and away from your truck and cargo. Add Thermal Armor and you have a stack designed to handle all the heat your horsepower can throw at it. I've seen a lot of people use this style of smoke stacks for their custom BBQ smokers as well.
Thermal Armor, The New Face of Chrome
Chrome plated exhaust
pipes always look so nice in the showroom. For most truckers, it’s love
at first sight.But once they’re installed on the truck and the engine is
fired up, the blues start to set in.
When chromium oxidizes it
turns blue, sometimes brown, sometimes yellow, sometimes all three. The
discoloring is caused when the heated stack surface is exposed to the
oxygen in the atmosphere. It can be accelerated as the chrome is
corroded by road salts, water and other corrosive agents. The hotter the
surface the faster the oxidation, and today’s trucks run hotter than
To protect against oxidation,
you have to apply a protective coating. Until recently, the material
used for protective coatings were made up of relatively large particles.
As they expand and contract with heat and cold, they crack, spoil and
leave the underlying chrome exposed to oxygen and corrosive materials.
recent years new materials have been developed for use on the heat
shields of space craft and the skin of stealth planes. Thermal Armor
protective coating employs one of those materials, forming an
impermeable layer of nano-sized particles which fills and smoothes out
the irregularities of the chrome surface. The result is a micro-thin
surface so strong and impenetrable that it can only be breached by
severe mechanical damage.
The Proof Is In The Results
ran exhaustive tests in our own labs, independent outside labs, and
using hundreds of thousands of actual road miles on class eight trucks.
The results exceeded all expectations. Consider the following,
- At inlet exhaust temperatures up to 1,250 ° F, no bluing occurred.
- At continuous exhaust flow rates up to 1,400 cfm, no bluing occurred.
- At continuous substrate surface temperatures of 840° F, no bluing occurred.
B368 Copper Accelerated Acetic Acid Corrosion Salt Spray Test (CASS).
Thermal Armor survived three cycles of 22 hour exposure with no
evidence of corrosion.
- ASTM B117 Neutral Salt Spray Corrosion Test. Thermal Armor survived 1,000 hours with no evidence of corrosion.
you can see, Thermal Armor is a breakthrough in bright chrome finishing
that produces a brilliant shine that stands up to heat and chemicals
better than any other known process. Truly, it is the new face of