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    Talking Powder Coated GPR Exhaust & Jet Parts (With Pics)

    I have been working on powder coating my exhaust components (even though I'm the only one that will see them really), and my jet assembly components as well. I will be doing the motor and stinger when she gets rebuilt as well. I'll probably do other parts as I find them (or buy them) too.

    Here's a few before, in progress, and after pics. I am waiting on new bearings before I install the shaft though. So more pics to follow after these.

    My friend is a powder coater, and started his own business in Pinellas County. Epic Creations

    First pic is all of the parts to be done. They all got phosphate bath, sand blasted, sanded, OGF primered, powdered, & cleared.

    Then the water box (duh). Looks good all installed. Ended up removing the stock sound suppressor box, and installing a 90 degree PVC elbow in it's place. Replaced all clamps with brand new SS shiny ones.
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    Here's the exhaust elbow that bolts to the hull. I will NEVER take this off again, unless I absolutely have to! What a PITA to get back on. It's a 2 person job for sure!

    You can see it completed in the pic above.
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    Here's the wear ring housing, ride plate, jet pump, and trim ring. (red and gold parts are not mine)
    I had the pump regulator cover done in blue just for some contrast. (yes, I put all 4 bolts in after the pic was taken)

    I will be posting pics of everything once installed.
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    Looks good!
    IMHO, get rid of that plastic PVC elbow...

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    Why? I know a guy that races and uses this same set up, and it's been fine for him for 3 years I believe he said.

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    Looks good can't wait to see installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by bgruhn76 View Post
    Why? I know a guy that races and uses this same set up, and it's been fine for him for 3 years I believe he said.
    all`s it takes is one time to melt something and glub glub glub... If you want a free flow, can`t go wrong with the Riva blue hose... High temp silicone...
    I know plenty just the other way around... ...

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    If the PVC gets hot enough to melt, then I have WAY bigger problems since the water keeps the temp like hot bath water.

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    If the PVC gets hot enough to melt, then I have WAY bigger problems since the water keeps the temp like hot bath water.
    that is not the point. The point is if/when something happens while your running out at sea... just a better precaution...
    everyones ski run`s great until, woops! it`s your boat do what you want.. I just merely sugested an alternative... these make shift exhaust systems are less than reliable...

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    Yeah I appreciate it. I just didn't have the $120 right now for that FF exhaust, and a friend suggested I do this for now. Eventually, I may replace it with Riva, or maybe find a stainless elbow somewhere.

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