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painting cac tubes = worst idea ever

So about 3 weeks ago I took off my hot side intercooler tube to paint it. I taped off the ends where the boots go over to make sure the paint wouldn't effect them. Well after I put it back on, the stock boots blew off on me anytime I went over 5 psi boost. That got old really fast so I ordered the RiffRaff boots and for 2 weeks, they stayed on fine.

On the way home from work the other day, some kid in a civic tried racing me and I couldn't say no. Well, after 10 seconds of 20+ psi boost I hear that dreadful POP and WHOOOSHHH yet again. I'm really getting pissed off at this point. I've been careful not to over-tighten the clamps as I don't want to break them, but I'm really tempted to go out there and tighten them as tight as I possibly can because I'm tired of this happening. I don't want to void my warranty with a CCV reroute. Any suggestions?

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Its pretty hard to break those clamps. Take and air rachet to those bitches and suck um down

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Tighten the shiiiiit out of them.

Try a small shot of hairspray around the pipe before you slip it on.

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Hairspray trick works.
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I kept blowing mine after getting tuned/injectors/turbo, I ended up double clamping the bitches and it worked fine with me hitting 40psi now. I got dieselsite boots to put on but haven't yet.

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Re: painting cac tubes = worst idea ever

I had the same issue hairspray works. What did you paint your CAC tubes with?

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I never had any luck with the hairspray, but you have to make sure you line up the grooves in the boot with the grooves in the pipe. If you don't, they will blow off everytime.

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scuff the paint
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How bout welding some wire around the edge of the pipes to give the clamp something to bite when it starts to slip off?

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Re: painting cac tubes = worst idea ever

Well I tightened them as much as I could and it got me to work this morning. I stayed under 10 psi the whole time. On the way home ill drive it harder and see what happens. 95powersmoker I like your idea but I dont know the first thing about welding. I thought about zip tying the pipe to the alternator or something that way when it tries to blow out it won't be able to move enough.

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