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Best product to reduce heat from transmission tunnel?

moab

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Dec 15, 2018
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El Segundo, California
It's a cheesy website. But this stuff is used across the hotrod industry. Read the specs. It's cheap and light. And blocks 97% of heat transfer. I'm putting it down over sound deadener.

I would avoid the Home Depot stuff. It's very thin. And known to off gas. As well as bleed if the car gets to hot. If you want sound deadener go with Noico. Or Second Skin if you can get the "B" quality stuff on sale.

But even just this stuff below will sound deaden and block heat transfer. You could use it by itself with great results.

 

mgroeger

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Aug 24, 2018
519
Apex, NC
Peel & Seal is sold at Lowe's and Home Depot, and works great. In fact, that's what I just did this weekend on my wife's Mazda before installing the new carpet. Took two rolls of it, and cost about $30. I've used it in the past, and recommend it. Same stuff Jerry is referring to, I believe.
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Dang that is A LOT cheaper! The mat Chris shows above is 80 mil. Do you know how thick this is?
 

Squatch

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Oct 25, 2017
4,727
Everett, Wash, United States
Dang that is A LOT cheaper! The mat Chris shows above is 80 mil. Do you know how thick this is?
Peel & Seal is .045" thick. I know folks have voiced their concerns about outgassing/odor and whatnot, but I have done two cars with it, and experienced no ill affects whatsoever. If you can afford something better, then by all means, go for it. But for those of us on a tighter budget, this stuff is fantastic, and I still have no problem recommending it. :)
 
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mgroeger

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Aug 24, 2018
519
Apex, NC
Peel & Seal is .045" thick. I know folks have voiced their concerns about outgassing/odor and whatnot, but I have done two cars with it, and experienced no ill affects whatsoever. If you can afford something better, then by all means, go for it. But for those of us on a tighter budget, this stuff is fantastic, and I still have no problem recommending it. :)
Thanks, I always have a budget as well. So the odor is low? I'm sensitive to crap like that, my daughter used to bathe in a certain perfume and I had to open the windows in our house for hours to get rid of it.
 

Squatch

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Oct 25, 2017
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Thanks, I always have a budget as well. So the odor is low? I'm sensitive to crap like that, my daughter used to bathe in a certain perfume and I had to open the windows in our house for hours to get rid of it.
My wife is sensitive to odors, as well (damn those bean burritos, anyways!), and she never commented on either of the cars emitting any sort of noxious fumes in the interior. You could buy a small roll of it and just keep it around for a while, paying attention to whether or not you notice any odor. You know, open the packaging, unroll it a bit, and just leave it in the Jeep on a hot, sunny day. A relatively cheap experiment...
 
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