PDA

View Full Version : homemade heatshield



collins
11-24-2009, 05:25 PM
just finished this up a few minutes ago. i think it turned out pretty good.
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx231/collinsislee/IMG_1424.jpg?t=1259112250
http://i759.photobucket.com/albums/xx231/collinsislee/IMG_1425.jpg?t=1259112330

ThatA4T
11-24-2009, 05:27 PM
wow! looks great! you should put some sort of heat resistant material on it now.

Robb12
11-24-2009, 05:27 PM
looks great! Did you follow a write up? If so which one? I've been wanting to build my own as well [up]

revbjeff
11-24-2009, 05:27 PM
Looks pretty good!

collins
11-24-2009, 06:11 PM
all i did was go to lowes and pick up a sheet of aluminum. stopped by advanced auto and got some window trim. then just kinda did my own thing ha. used some metal snips and took my time and everything worked out pretty well.

ThatA4T
11-24-2009, 06:16 PM
looks good man maybe send a pm to blinktech to see what he got for the insulating sticky layer to put on it to absorb heat

collins
11-24-2009, 06:27 PM
yeah i was just going to ask if anyone had any advice on what to put on it for heat absorption.

ThatA4T
11-24-2009, 06:32 PM
i couldnt tell you what its called but here is what it looks like someone will chime in im sure http://i50.tinypic.com/2mx2a1k.jpg

mkturbo3
11-24-2009, 08:36 PM
willing to make me 1 ?

collins
11-24-2009, 08:54 PM
yeah i dont mind, send me an email - iamleecollins@hotmail.com

flynnr
11-24-2009, 09:22 PM
here is a pic of mine... the other side is a different material, it is like a crinkly version of this and looks padded a little... hard to explain will post pics tomorrow so you can look for something similar!

it really is a night and day difference stickign my hand on one side vs the other... probably close to 100F

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/flynnr1/CIMG0921.jpg

collins
11-24-2009, 09:36 PM
damn yours looks almost exactly like the one i got the idea from
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee167/FattieJayMack/DSCN0054.jpg

b5andm3
11-24-2009, 09:37 PM
what kind of metal are you using to make the shield out of?

collins
11-24-2009, 09:44 PM
i used 26 gauge steel. its going to need some kind of insulator on it or its not going to do much i think.

oneohone
11-24-2009, 09:45 PM
edit

ThatA4T
11-25-2009, 08:18 AM
with the insulator it really does make a night and day difference. i can get out of my car afer a 2 hour drive to my parents house and stick my hand next to the filter and it cold as can be haha while the other side i cant even get my hand close without the radiant heat burning my hand haha

collins
11-25-2009, 01:13 PM
yeah i checked it out today, even without any insulation it makes a huge difference.

thenofjboy
11-25-2009, 01:40 PM
that came out real well!!! Id still put some kinda insulation on there it will help more


that other heat shield that alot of people run -
http://www.blinktekdesign.com/indexhome.htm

ECS Tuning-Audi
11-25-2009, 01:46 PM
[up] Awesome work, nice job!

sgt_g
11-25-2009, 01:47 PM
http://www.thermotec.com/adhesive-backed-heat-barrier.html

Thats what i used for my set-up. allthough for some reason i have yet to figure out logic would say that the reflective side goes towards the heat source right? But when i did it all up the reflective side stayed cold to the touch and the other side got hot. [confused] But it does work.

collins
11-25-2009, 02:10 PM
cool thats what i need to get

cdowns13
11-25-2009, 03:20 PM
hmm i am not sure if this would work.. i use this for sound deadening.. BUT it is for roofing and has a metallic side to it... i think it could work and it is at home depot in the roofing section.. looks a little like that insulator stuff posted.. kinda a lot in the role but it's only 17$ or something like that and sticks very well.. it is about a 8inchs tall and in a yellow wrapper.. i forget the name of it.. peal n seal is the common name i hear on audio forums..

anyway that looks great! I have been considering doing it myself.. keep up the good work!