Both exhaust patches were a total failure. Neither the soda can, nor the actual exhaust patch kit were any match for the pipe being completely cracked in half.
The good news, is it was super easy to take the exhaust off. I was afraid I’d have to tear the thing half apart. Nope, four easily assessable bolts and it fell right off.
My buddy is going to try and weld it back together for me. Otherwise I’ll have to bite the bullet and spend money on parts.