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Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage

Part No. 80332 Warranty Details  
This epoxy-impregnated fiberglass bandage chemically welds mufflers and tailpipes, permanently repairs holes and leaks in exhaust systems and seals out poisonous fumes to temperatures of 800°F (426°C).
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PermatexMuffler and Tailpipe Bandage
 
3.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday driving (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Auto enthusiast (3), Casual driver (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works

I just bought Permatex 80332 from an Advance Store. No foil packet at all. It is red, and very thin, transparent. I can shine a flashlight through it. It seems to...Read complete review

I just bought Permatex 80332 from an Advance Store. No foil packet at all. It is red, and very thin, transparent. I can shine a flashlight through it. It seems to work, though. I smeared Exhaust Putty over a small leak, wrapped this Bandage around that, and secured both ends with Stainless Hose Clamps. Yes, I would buy this again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

material needs to improve

The instructions say "peel off the backing" but you cannot tell which side is the backing. You would think a quality company like Permatex would make the backing easily recognizable...Read complete review

The instructions say "peel off the backing" but you cannot tell which side is the backing. You would think a quality company like Permatex would make the backing easily recognizable and put a few splits in it to facilitate removal.. Very difficult to work with.

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4.0

Works like a silencer

By 

from williamstown, ny

Verified Buyer

Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

A quick fix for a hole in your exhaust pipes. Economical without all the hassle of pipe replacement.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works great and lasts!

By 

from Pittsburgh, PA

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3 or more reviews submitted

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Increases Power
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday Driving
    • Replacement
    • Restoration

    Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

    This product works great if you follow the directions. Make sure to peel both sides of the bandage as you go around with the repair. Also make sure that there is no strain on the part that you are preparing. If you follow those two rules, it will do the job. Follow up with some bailing wire to keep it on while it seals. I have repairs that have lasted for a couple of years and passed state inspection.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works very well!

    By 

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Auto Enthusiast

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Driving
      • Replacement

      Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

      I followed the instructions, cleaned all surfaces with sandpaper, released the clamps where the broken pipe went into the sleeve, installed the sealant first, and then the bandage. Finally, I retightened the clamps of the damaged pipe. I used this in my son's 98 audi downpipe, and it has held up well for over 9 months so far, and the vehicle passed inspection.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Waste of time and money

      By 

      from Northern New Jersey

      Pros

        Cons

        • Difficult To Install

        Best Uses

          Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

          The most difficult to use and least effective exhaust system repair I have ever used and I have over 50 years experience. Spend your money on better clamps

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          material needs to improve

          By 

          from Northwestern New Jeresey

          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Install

            Best Uses

              Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

              The instructions say "peel off the backing" but you cannot tell which side is the backing. You would think a quality company like Permatex would make the backing easily recognizable and put a few splits in it to facilitate removal.. Very difficult to work with.

              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It works if you put it on right

              By 

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Casual Driver

              Pros

              • It Did The Job

              Cons

              • Instructions Are Incomple

              Best Uses

              • Fixing Holes In Exhpipes

              Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

              This stuff works if you peel off BOTH front and back red tapes before you put it on, and if you wire it in place. If you don't wire it, the exhaust pressure will blow it off or loosen it before it gets hot and hardens. The instruction say to remove backing, but they don't say there are 2 backings. It stopped a leak in my motorcycle exhaust crossover pipe, and quieted the bike. Good product.

              (14 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Works

              By 

              from Salem, MA

              Helpful Reviewer

              Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

              I just bought Permatex 80332 from an Advance Store. No foil packet at all. It is red, and very thin, transparent. I can shine a flashlight through it. It seems to work, though. I smeared Exhaust Putty over a small leak, wrapped this Bandage around that, and secured both ends with Stainless Hose Clamps. Yes, I would buy this again.

              (14 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              muffler bandage

              By 

              from PA.

              About Me Auto Enthusiast, Casual Driver

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              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Unattractive Design

              Best Uses

              • Everyday Driving

              Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

              works ok betterthan buying a whole new exhaust system

              (16 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              easy money saver

              By 

              from kenosha, wi

              About Me Casual Driver

              Verified Buyer
              Helpful Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

                  used tape to repair hole in exhaust system. i have stainless exhaust, but the connecters are not. connection points rust, so rather than take to a shop and spend over a hundred bucks, just wrapped the area a few times and its just fine. used stainless wire to reinforce.

                  (19 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Soggy, unusable

                  By 

                  from Winston-Salem, NC

                  Comments about Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage:

                  Package was sealed in foil envelope. WHen I opened it, tape was soggy and had NO adhesive properties. Waste of time and money, and it was too much trouble to gather up and take back for the [$] I spent.

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                  6 Questions | 7 Answers
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                  • Q:

                    Will this work on a hole in the flex pipe?
                    Asked on 9/20/2014 by Scrabble1965 from bayonne, new jersey

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Thank you for contacting us! No, it will not work. Permatex does not produce an exhaust sealer for the flex pipe portion of any exhaust system. I would recommend that you check with the nearest Advance store and one of our parts pros will be glad to assist you with an alternate availability.

                      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Solomon
                  • Q:

                    Will this quiet my muffler if I cover the hole?
                    Asked on 8/24/2012 by Bob from Seminole, FL

                    2 answers

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This part Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage, Part No. 80332 is an epoxy impregnated fiberglass bandage that is uniquely formulated to wrap around and chemically weld mufflers and tailpipes., PRODUCT BENEFITS: • Permanently repairs holes and leaks in exhaust systems., • Easy to use., • Resists temperatures to 800°F., • Seals out poisonous fumes., TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: • Mufflers and tailpipes on automobiles, trucks, tractors, and farm equipment., DIRECTIONS FOR USE: 1. Clean off dirt and loose rust with sandpaper or wire brush., 2. Run the engine until muffler is warm to touch., 3. Peel back the protective coating on the bandage., 4. Wrap the bandage over the damaged area, overlapping inch., 5. Support the bandage with wire or masking tape., 6. Run the vehicles' engine for 30 minutes. Heat from the exhaust welds the epoxy resin in the bandage to a solid coating., For Cleanup: 1. Clean up with lacquer thinner., 2. Clean hands with a dry cloth or Permatex Fast Orange hand cleaner.
                      For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 8/24/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                    • A:

                      Only for a little while the best is to get a new muffler a welded on one is better than clamps no leaks

                      Answered on 4/20/2014 by Jeff pec from Valley, AL>
                  • Q:

                    I want to protect the manifold pipes of my Corvette from oil leaks. Is this product right for this application? Will it stand the heat and repel oil leaks?
                    Thanks
                    Asked on 8/1/2012 by eva from Frederickburg, va

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This part Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage, Part No. 80332 is an epoxy impregnated fiberglass bandage that is uniquely formulated to wrap around and chemically weld mufflers and tailpipes., PRODUCT BENEFITS: • Permanently repairs holes and leaks in exhaust systems., • Easy to use., • Resists temperatures to 800°F., • Seals out poisonous fumes., TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: • Mufflers and tailpipes on automobiles, trucks, tractors, and farm equipment., DIRECTIONS FOR USE: 1. Clean off dirt and loose rust with sandpaper or wire brush., 2. Run the engine until muffler is warm to touch., 3. Peel back the protective coating on the bandage., 4. Wrap the bandage over the damaged area, overlapping inch., 5. Support the bandage with wire or masking tape., 6. Run the vehicles' engine for 30 minutes. Heat from the exhaust welds the epoxy resin in the bandage to a solid coating., For Cleanup: 1. Clean up with lacquer thinner. 2. Clean hands with a dry cloth or Permatex Fast Orange hand cleaner.
                      For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 8/1/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    will this muffle sound?
                    Asked on 6/29/2012 by satish from michigan

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This part Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage, Part No. 80332 is an epoxy impregnated fiberglass bandage that is uniquely formulated to wrap around and chemically weld mufflers and tailpipes., PRODUCT BENEFITS: • Permanently repairs holes and leaks in exhaust systems, • Easy to use, • Resists temperatures to 800°F, • Seals out poisonous fumes., TYPICAL APPLICATIONS: • Mufflers and tailpipes on automobiles, trucks, tractors, and farm equipment., DIRECTIONS FOR USE: 1. Clean off dirt and loose rust with sandpaper or wire, brush., 2. Run the engine until muffler is warm to touch., 3. Peel back the protective coating on the bandage., 4. Wrap the bandage over the damaged area, overlapping inch., 5. Support the bandage with wire or masking tape., 6. Run the vehicles' engine for 30 minutes. Heat from the exhaust welds the epoxy resin in the bandage to a solid coating. For Cleanup: 1. Clean up with lacquer thinner., 2. Clean hands with a dry cloth or Permatex Fast, Orange hand cleaner.
                      For any further assistance, please feel free to call us at 1-877-238-2623 or visit your nearest Advance Auto Parts store and our representatives would be more than happy to assist you.

                      Answered on 6/29/2012 by Aaron from AAP
                  • Q:

                    will this stand up to the heat coming off a converter flange pipe.
                    Asked on 3/17/2012 by bubba from lancaster, pa.

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Bandage with part#  80332 permanently repairs holes and leaks in exhaust systems, saves costly part replacement, seals out poisonous fumes to temperatures of 800F. Suggested Applications are in mufflers and tailpipes on automobiles, trucks, tractors and farm equipment.

                      Answered on 3/18/2012 by Vincent from AAP
                  • Q:

                    how big of an area will this bandage cover?
                    Asked on 5/17/2011 by smitty from gautier, ms

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      Part No. 80332. Height: 8 inches; Length: 0.63 inches; Width: 3.81 inches.

                      Answered on 7/8/2011 by DIY Daniel from AAP
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