Use the Cool-It Mat to battle excessive heat and noise that penetrate the driver compartment through the firewalls and floorboards. It is also perfect in doors, under hoods, and above transmission housings.
The Cool-It Mat is composed of resin-bonded silica blanketing insulation sandwiched between a Mylar facing on one side and a foil facing on the other. The highly-reflective Mylar reflects heat up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit away from surfaces, while the foil side is orientated away from the heat source to conduct any penetrating heat across its surface thus providing the ultimate in heat protection.
The silica blanketing is a dual-density composite and is the main sound insulator. It is easy to trim and can be applied with the push-in fasteners provided or any weather strip adhesive. Available in three convenient sizes, including a 50' roll, Cool-It Mat is approx 1/4" thick expanded (1/16" compressed).
Chose this product because it was thicker that others providing not only heat deflection but insulation as well. Installed forward of the firewall. Helped a lot! Cooler cabin, seems to be durable enough to last. Time will tell.
24" x 48" x 1/16" thick (compressed).
Per the supplier: Temperature range of insulation is 400 degrees F and Temperature range of foil is 1200-1500 degrees F.
This is not FAA approved. It is intended for experimental aircraft use. A 24" x 48" piece will weight about 2lbs.
No. The Cool-It does not have self-adhesive.
The foil side is for heat deflection from the heat source, so the other side would be against the firewall, and foil side to the engine.
Either side will work well. We typically suggest facing the smooth side towards the heat source since it is a mylar (nonconductive) foil.
This can be installed on the engine side as long as the foil is pointing outwards. The foil side will have a temperature rating of 1200-1500 degrees.
It 1/16" thick compressed and 1/4" uncompressed. Due to it being insulation material, it is difficult to measure exact thickness as it expands and compresses with pressure.