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Old 04-18-2005, 10:14 PM
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Default heat shielding for a turbo

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Originally Posted by rv6ejguy
Some good products that we use on the RV6 and in race applications for heat protection are CoolMat which is a lightweight silicone mat with reflective aluminum foil bonded to one side. Good for IR protection up to about 800F, shapes/ bends easily and can be attached to cowling insides with foil tape effectively.

Felramic 2000 is a composite ceramic, metal material, bendable, about 1/16 (1.5mm for Metric guys) thick, aluminized on one side. Good for extreme IR and conductive protection up to about 1200F. About 4 times heavier than the CoolMat.

Also Fel-Pro makes some lighter weight firesleeve type protection at: http://store.yahoo.com/hm-performance/felprosypr.html

For the extreme stuff, you can get ceramic batting with stainless steel foil on both sides but it's hard to shape to curved or compound surfaces, good to 1800F. Awesome IR and conductive protection.

Standard .016 SS sheet worked well for small areas if you can attach it and afford the weight.

great stuff - thanks and anyone with other products?
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