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Very happy with this firewall insulation! by Boostdreamer
Started on: 04-09-2012 06:38 PM
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Report this Post04-09-2012 06:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BoostdreamerClick Here to Email BoostdreamerSend a Private Message to BoostdreamerEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just received my order for my firewall insulation and I'm very pleased. I ordered it from eBay and it arrived quickly. I pulled it out of the box and unrolled it and it feels like it is very high quality. I think it will look great and it should perform great as well. The product is called MightyMatt and I got the 1/2 inch thickness with reflective foil on one side. I'm not associated with the company in any way. Here is a link to the eBay auction.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/140...id=p3984.m1438.l2649

I'll be putting it into my '85 and I'll be sure to show pics in my build thread linked in my signature.

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Report this Post01-29-2016 11:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I was searching Ebay and found this product as well, and ordered some today. They now make it with foil on both sides, and you can get 1/4" or 1/2" thickness. I wanted something to give some heat protection as well as be resistant to underhood temps. This stuff is Heat resistant up to 1200 degrees. They have a great video showing how well it protects on You-Tube.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281...e=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-vmJ_lU33M

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Report this Post01-29-2016 04:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anything was better than the crappy OEM stuff that did nothing but get filthy. I took it out of all mine and just left it plain. But your stuff looks pretty good.
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Report this Post01-29-2016 04:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for slicknickSend a Private Message to slicknickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Is there any good way to paint or coat this stuff black so it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb in the engine compartment?
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Report this Post01-29-2016 05:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for darbysanClick Here to Email darbysanSend a Private Message to darbysanEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would imagine that this could be painted- it's just aluminum foil, so standard paint prep ( maybe use sand free instead of sanding)

I found a different product that was black (Dynaliner made by Dynamat), but it doesn't have the same high heat capability. It is sold as an Underhood Insulator in black, or available in silver as Hoodliner-- good to 225F or so.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DYN...eXL8ze2jkIuQ&vxp=mtr

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Report this Post01-29-2016 06:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BridgetownSend a Private Message to BridgetownEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I haven't used it yet, but I baught some of this Lava Mat. It has a carbonfiber look and has good heat protection.
I'm going to do my bumper exhaust pockets in it. If it goes good I'll do the whole firewall in it too. Not cheap stuff though!
https://www.heatshieldproducts.com/lava-shield

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Report this Post01-29-2016 07:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for paced84Click Here to Email paced84Send a Private Message to paced84Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Whats not cheap for heatshield product? Sounds good for some of my work.
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That stuff looks like regular HVAC duct wrap. You can get a 4ft x 25ft roll of pipe wrap for about $40- http://www.buyinsulationpro...uct-wrap-insulation/
or if you wanted the white fiberglass, it is about $70- http://www.zoro.com/johns-m...d7U8DeA&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Report this Post02-03-2016 03:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rogergarrisonClick Here to Email rogergarrisonSend a Private Message to rogergarrisonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I see a LOT of firewalls on different cars, along with fenderwells, at car shows now painted with bedliner. As for just painting the aluminum, rubberized undercoating will work just fine, and can be painted over with even body color if you want. NO prep required other than cleaning off grease and oil.
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Report this Post03-20-2016 02:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BridgetownSend a Private Message to BridgetownEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Reporting back after installing my Lava sheild insulation. It's nice stuff to work with and installs easy. It looks nice once it's in. Similar to carbon fiber. It reminds me of the carbon tubs used on exotics. I haven't put the engine in to get impressions on sound/heat suppression yet. I'll report back once the engine is in.




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Report this Post03-22-2016 09:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NotalentedClick Here to Email NotalentedSend a Private Message to NotalentedEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
It's a little bit more work with sanding and prep but lizard skin would do what you're looking for as thermal and sound proofing.
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