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Old 08-06-2003, 01:22 AM   #1
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I'm looking for something to insulate my intake pipe, what are some of you all using? Tin foil??? LOL
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I think so

How effective is insulating it? I'd do it but I don't want to cover it...it looks too good.
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I get the stuff custom made cheap. Let me know how long and I will phone in a order for ya. It takes a few days but it will be exactly as long as you want the proper diameter and will come with a Velcro strip to hold it in place.

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What is an average price, Ty? I don't have measurements right now.
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Hate to say it, in respect for Rats future sales, regarding the insulation......but you can simply use some Reflective 1/4" thick plastic bubble "Reflectex" insulation. It'* stiff and has great insulating properties and can easily withstand engine compartment temps without melting.
The other great thing about it is is comes in relatively inexpensive 3', 4' or 5' widths, in dispensed 10 ' - 20' long rolls. You won't need that much. Maybe $15 worth.
It'* available anywhere insulation products are sold.
And the trick is using good amounts of aluminum tape to piece it all together.
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That'* what I'm using now. I was just looking for a better looking option.
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be a redneck and like get some pink insulation and use the insulators secret weapon- Duct tape
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Don't know what I'd do with out duck tape, super glue, and rubberbands.
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be a redneck and like get some pink insulation and use the insulators secret weapon- Duct tape
I think we've all, at one time or another, tried using duct tape in a warm engine compartment to cover holes or wrap a hanging wire. It just doesn't stand up to the heat. Usually the outer layer of the tape disbonds and the colour fades.

Now with the alumium foil wrinkled multifaceted reflective look of the Reflectex wrap and the aluminum tape, it stays looking the same for a lot longer time.

I suppose, it'* all a matter of personal tastes. I think the silver reflectex wrap looks pretty good. The only weak point is the tendancy for the tape to disbond at the stress points due to engine flex.
If this material is applied to a static part, it will hold up, look good and be effective at insulating for a long time.
My plan is to eventually fab up a stainless box and insulate it with silver wrap material. The key will be to incorporate a rubber boot for the connection from the box to the pipe, to allow for engine flex movement.
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I finally got around to trying this, here'* how it turned out for me



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