Heat Shields Too Hot

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  1. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    The heat shields on my rocket GT can get really hot,i'm sure if i ever had to wear my light weight waterproof trousers they would melt! Is there any magic material i can stick to the inside of them to make them cooler? some guys have tried exhaust wrap and some other materials but they don't seem to be very effective. i could get the carbon fibre covers which would be better but i think the stainless steel covers looks better.
     
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  2. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    Dont know Dougie, when I had the scrambler the exhaust was roasting me. Seen people saying removing the cat helps. I cut it out but to be honest I noticed no difference, still roasted my leg. Another layer of thin shiny metal might help but I'd imagine a layer of air between whatever you stick on and the shield itself should help
     
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  3. Cyborgbot

    Cyborgbot Guest

    I was expecting some Star Trek quip:

    Scotty tha shields arr tooo hooot.
     
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  5. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    I'll probably try something like that,maybe put 2 layers on and just stick them around the edges so there is a bit of air between them
     
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  6. Biff

    Biff Active Member

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    "Ye canna' change the laws of Physics ..."
     
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  7. Bolosun

    Bolosun Active Member

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    #7 Bolosun, Aug 7, 2021
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    Have a look at Allen Millyard video when he building was his V8. He had a similar issue and used the artificial coal from bbqs to stop the heat.
     
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