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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2017, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
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Cap-it Tyre warmer burnt by F3 Silencer

FML , had a great track day, but before the last round I noticed my rear tyre warmer got burnt by the exhaust silencer box (F3). Its just the outside covers which evaporated (flame retardant material) "with the internal insulation still 100%.

Any ideas what to do? I could just keep using them also, but really not too happy after spending the money for a top tyre warmer.

Has this happened to others? Surely with the limited space between the rear tyre and silencer I cant be the only idiot...
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-24-2017, 05:53 AM
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I have a melted front warmer thanks to a helpful person removing the warmer before a race and not switching them off, I came back after a race to find them smoldering in the corner, GREAT.
I inspected my warmers and found a big hole in the outer cover but the heating elements were undamaged, so I carried on using them with no problems to date.
I did lend this set to a friend over a weekend and upon their return I had a very apologetic friend insisting they would buy me a new set as they had somehow managed to melt the front warmer, I let him sweat for a while...

My advise would be to inspect it for damage to the elements, if none found carry on using them, but do not replace the melted cover as whatever you decide to repair the hole with may be flammable.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-25-2017, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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So Cap-it replied, they say I can send the warmer to them in Italy and they will replace the outside cover for me (obviously at a cost).

Great service from them so far!
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