Of course i am...Im a retired police Lieutenant...What could be more "innocent" than that...lol...DAMIEN
Ps...My last 20 years after that, i was an ASE certified master tech/mechanic and running the VIOC garages for Valvoline on the east coast working with a bunch of mechanics...lol...My headquarters base was in New Hampshire, (Im also originally from South Boston which certifies me as being sweet, pure and innocent),...lol.
Or a long cruise would have been enough heat to do it. Are you glad you took the advice now?
Funny thing, steel wool actually burns quite well given enough heat or a good shot of open flame.
No need to panic, your exhaust won't get that hot because your engine would fail or seize first, and a backfire isn't enough flame out to cause ignition if you wrapped enough wool tight enough