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A solution to hot fenders??

Polaris4252010-08-11 08:35:31 +0000 #1
www.designengineerin...-materials/cool-tape

To quote the person who used this on his air intake on his truck:

"This stuff called "Cool Tape". its not really a roll of tape like the picture shows, it comes like a little folded mat, i got about 12 inches by 24 inches for about $20.

My intake air temp readings were around 79 - 85 and now it is constantly showing 69 - 75, lowest number is driving and higher number is stop light. Keep in mind this is in 95-100 degree oklahoma heat and my filter is almost directly over my engine sitting behind the srt hood opening. so this is some good stuff to get if you want to keep your intake air cooler. I am going to wrap my intake pipe with another layer to see what that will do."

(click for thread): www.dodgetalk.com/fo...wthread.php?t=304601

So what do ya'll think? Says it sticks well. Maybe you could line the underside of the rear left fender & side peice with it, and see how much it helps reflect the heat, and if it will stand up to the way we ride.


gpinjason2010-08-11 08:42:28 +0000 #2
Yeah, the big test would be how long it stays stuck... my factory heat tape peeled off after the very first ride...
BleednGreen682010-08-11 08:45:46 +0000 #3
Yea that sticky sided heat stuff from the factory is junk. Especailly if you wash it a lot. Heat wrap would be the way to go. You could probably buy some glue in a spray can and glue some heat wrap anywhere you want and it will last a long time. Just rough up yer plastic with some big grit sand paper.
filthyredneck08brute2010-08-11 08:55:41 +0000 #4
I never thought about glueing it anywhere....but I do have it on my exhaust and zip tied around some wires that are in a hot area as well as a piece wedged under my fuse box due to my Muzzy melting the plastic there before I wrapped it.
BleednGreen682010-08-11 08:51:37 +0000 #5
That emblem adhesive works good. You know the stuff to glue emblems on cars. That stuff is nasty!
Polaris4252010-08-11 09:28:01 +0000 #6
Well that heat wrap fabric doesn't stand up long to being wet and or muddy.
throttlejock272010-08-11 10:58:53 +0000 #7
i just bought me a roll of foil tape the other day since i noticed the factory tape was falling off my fender above the exhaust. seems to work good for me
Crawfishie!!2010-08-11 12:03:44 +0000 #8
I have some of this tape, just so happens were going to ride today.....i will let you know how it does.
Polaris4252010-08-11 11:44:46 +0000 #9
word.
throttlejock272010-08-11 09:37:00 +0000 #10
idk how that brand of stuff works but i picked me up a roll of foil tape that looks just like the stuff in that pic and that works good for me so far. after you spray it a few times with a pressure washer it will want to come off but its easy to put a little more back on. we use that stuff alot at work on duct work. i paid like $15 for a big roll of it

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