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Hey Guys, looking for the latest info/opinions on the foil backed insulation products. I am going to lay down a layer of NuPrene and want to know what the latest wisdom is on the heat protection products, there seems to be a new one out there every other month or so.
I see a problem with reflectix, its like a bubblewrap and will wear out under the pedals pretty fast, no?
So, whats the word?
 

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Looking at a Hoerr racing parts catalog (hrpworld.com) I see four different brands of insulation for use in race cars.....HRP caters to the road race crowd but the stock car racers use the same stuff...and probably pay less.
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Hey Guys, looking for the latest info/opinions on the foil backed insulation products. I am going to lay down a layer of NuPrene and want to know what the latest wisdom is on the heat protection products, there seems to be a new one out there every other month or so.
I see a problem with reflectix, its like a bubblewrap and will wear out under the pedals pretty fast, no?
So, whats the word?


B B B B BBBBBBBB Bird is the word.....look for the crazy ostrich, the one with the smile.....


seriously, I dunno, I went with padding from a factory Van, that tar paper crap with jute under it in the rear....didn't fine enough for the front....I used a combo of stuff under there, but nothing seems to help much...best I found is foil back fiberglass insulation....

I hear the factory trick of one and even two pieces of aluminum heat shield plates on the floor board bottoms, underneath, is the best most effective for header/pipe heat....makes sense, and I have a aluminum plate I cut and shaped into position over my a/c cowling to protect from headers heat....

now with the top of the hood cut out, under the BB hood scoop, and open vented to the rear, I find the other day, floorboard heat is much less....course now that it's finally hot, I have the Spal Fans put to the test, and they are great, BUT they blow towards the ground, not straight back, so I dunno just how much they cool against header heat....sitting in traffic....

I find blocking the outside air trap door under the pass fender, totally glued shut, and removing the inner door entirely....helps with interior temps a LOT, also just redoing the blower electricals on ground side and + 12 side putting a full voltage across that motor helped the a/c a goodly amount, then I went to a C4 blower assy for that winter storm affect.....
haaaaa....makes me feel at home.....
 

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Here are a couple links to boat/yacht insulation/sound deadening suppliers in Ft Lauderdale.

http://stopthesound.com/

http://www.soundown.com/

They handle almost any traditional/hitech material there is designed mostly for high end yachts. Some of the latest stuff.

It's worth a trip to see them in person to get suggestions.

Used some of their stuff in the past and it's the best.

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Cool, that looks like what I am looking for, Thanks
 

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I have military surplus fiberglass insulation that is foil backed. The kind that withstands 1200*. That's what I'll probably use. Highest quality fiberglass insulation I've ever seen.
 

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I have military surplus fiberglass insulation that is foil backed. The kind that withstands 1200*. That's what I'll probably use. Highest quality fiberglass insulation I've ever seen.
eh, send me some surplus, I willing to pay for it....

or maybe describe pretty good what I look for at the local Navy base surplus dump/outlet DRAMO?? something like that....
 
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