View Full Version : homemade heatshield

11-24-2009, 05:25 PM
just finished this up a few minutes ago. i think it turned out pretty good.

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

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]

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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


11-24-2009, 09:36 PM
damn yours looks almost exactly like the one i got the idea from

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

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.

11-24-2009, 09:45 PM

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

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

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 -

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

11-25-2009, 01:47 PM

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.

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

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!