Top Mount Intercooler Heat Reflection Wrap

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Top Mount Intercooler Heat Reflection Wrap

Postby TEAMFaint » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:31 pm

Hey everyone,
I`m trying to piece together some small projects for the st205 that won`t break the bank too much but
still improve the car overall.

I am looking to find some info on where to get some intercooler heat reflection wrap like show here with the
Vader project:

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I will be taking the intercooler off to clean it with Petrol so I figure I may as well do this as well =]

Any info would be greatly appreciated =]
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Re: Top Mount Intercooler Heat Reflection Wrap

Postby YerRandO » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:06 pm

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Re: Top Mount Intercooler Heat Reflection Wrap

Postby Insanity-74 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:52 am

TEAMFaint wrote:Hey everyone,
I`m trying to piece together some small projects for the st205 that won`t break the bank too much but
still improve the car overall.

I am looking to find some info on where to get some intercooler heat reflection wrap like show here with the
Vader project:

Image

I will be taking the intercooler off to clean it with Petrol so I figure I may as well do this as well =]

Any info would be greatly appreciated =]


That heat reflective cloth isnt anywhere near thick enough, you need at least 2 layers of it minimum, pref 3 to do any good, its expensive and not very effective, what you really need to find is some heat reflective felt like this

http://www.thermotec.com/products/14120 ... rd-fr.html

after extensive research and testing this is the only stuff I found that was worth while, its cheap and effective and provides much better protection against even the hottest engine for alot longer than anything else i have tried. I used it on my standard charge cooler and on my custom charge cooler to great effect.

I work for a blast furnace design company and the heat management engineer recommended it to me...it prooved to be spot on.
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Re: Top Mount Intercooler Heat Reflection Wrap

Postby darthripley » Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:28 pm

insanity - what spray adhesive did you use to paste the felt type wrap onto your intercooler with?
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Re: Top Mount Intercooler Heat Reflection Wrap

Postby Insanity-74 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:25 pm

darthripley wrote:insanity - what spray adhesive did you use to paste the felt type wrap onto your intercooler with?


For the main I just used some standard spray contact adhesive. You can use heat resistant contact adhesive if that would make you feel more confident.

http://marinestore.co.uk/Merchant2/merc ... _Code=mrst

For the edges I used alloy tape.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... =IOV4PLPZ1

If you overlap the tape by about half its width it trims the edges off nicely and stops the edges of the felt getting wet/dirty.
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Re: Top Mount Intercooler Heat Reflection Wrap

Postby darthripley » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:55 pm

thanks for info - i'm considering getting the felt wrap to paste over the wrap we already put on.
it's holding up decently but more protection would be nice especially on hot summer days.
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