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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
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Firewall refurbish ideas

Have the engine out of my Exige and the felt looking firewall material is looking pretty bad.

It's rolling shape and odd attachments make this challenging.

Looking for ideas on what I materials I could use to recover this area?
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is one idea that pops to mind. I always like the looks of silver reflective. Gold reflective looks great too. They both remind me of when I used to work inside the Space Shuttle. Lots of foils to buy so that Amazon link was only representative and some of the other brands that are not noise reduction weigh less.
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When I removed the factory heat shields from the exhaust I used a self-adhesive aluminized fiberglass cloth to cover the underside of the trunk. It seems to have worked pretty well in that application, the trunk stays much cooler than it did from the factory (but there is a lot more airflow now that the factory insulation is gone, I'm sure that helped). Here is what I used:

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I used DEI Reflect-a-gold sheeting but it provides absolutely 0 noise abatement or vibration dampening.

On the exhaust side I used something similar to what is listed above due to heat.
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I did the same as well. During my REV400 upgrade with the S/C off I noticed how dingy that carpet was (it was filthy). Cutt it all out, cleaned the firewall, and applied DEI Reflect-a-Gold 12x24 sheets. It was a complete pain in the ass, mainly just really time-consuming, to do even with the SC off.
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