Koolmat Insulation is a .070 thick fiberglass textile cured to a 1/8" silicone substrate. The latter providing a good wear resistant surface. Used by NASCAR, Winston Cup race teams as a firewall/floor safety and comfort heat barrier for drivers and has applications in the home-built aircraft field. It can be used on steel, aluminum, fiberglass, wood and plastic surfaces.
Can be used to insulate cowl and firewall forward area. (Not used on exhaust)
Temperatures up to 1000 F and reduces cockpit heat up to 75%. Contains no asbestos
Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.
This material is not adhesive backed. It does not have a special adhesive for attaching it but a common adhesive used is our part number 05-00949.
The color in the front would be gray. This can be special ordered in beige but the minimum purchase qty would be 150ft.
It will not stretch well around complex curves or shapes.
Most customers use the Koolmat material on the firewall engine side with the gray side facing the engine because it won't absorb any liquids. It can be used on the inside to keep heat out of the cockpit area also.
No, there is no FAA Approval tied to this product.
The material is flexible, so if you can sew thru the silicone and fiberglass, it should work for you. We do not have any documents of its soundproofing capabilities, so we can not say how much sound damping it would provide.