|Q: How does
your product compare to other insulations?
A: Our goal is to give the best
possible service while offering a quality product at a
reasonable price. We keep the price low on our product
by not spending megabucks on advertising. We are letting
our customers do our advertising for us by telling
others about how our product performs.
A lot of people have asked us
how our products compare with others. The most obvious
difference is the price. For a fraction of the cost of
others, you can completely cover the inside of the
vehicle. The heat insulating qualities of our product
meet or exceed those of all of the other products
available. Other sound deadening products are designed
to be placed in strategic locations within the vehicle.
The price of these products makes covering the entire
interior of the vehicle prohibitive to the budget of the
average builder. Our insulation may not have as much
sound deadening qualities per square inch as others, but
since you can afford to cover more area for less money
you will get as much sound deadening benefits.
Our insulation is constructed
from a closed cell polyethylene microfoam core with a
99% pure aluminum facing on each side. The microfoam
core is made up of tiny individual bubbles unlike
interconnected bubbles of a sponge. That means that any
liquids that come into contact with the foam core will
not soak into the product. If any of the bubbles are
popped, the air in those bubbles simply is combined with
the space in the bubble next to it therefore retaining
the closed cell structure and shape of the product.
In addition to the heat and
sound deadening properties, another benefit of our
product is its resistance to mold, mildew and moisture
retention. Cotton or jute backed products will absorb
and retain moisture which will cause expensive body
panels to rust. The biggest problem while restoring an
older vehicle is usually rusted out floor pans. This is
caused by moisture getting trapped in the absorbent
material that the factories use as heat and sound
insulation under carpet.
Last but not least, our product
is very lightweight. A 4'x10' roll weighs less than 2
lbs. It takes about 2 rolls for a regular cab pickup, 3
for sedans, and 4 for most wagons and vans. That means
you will add less than 8 lbs when installing it in the
Q: Do you ship
A: Yes we ship to most countries with a few exceptions.
To find out what the shipping to you country will be you
can add the product to the shopping cart then on the
right side of the shopping car window about half way
down, click on "Ship outside the US". Click on your
country in the drop down box and click on "Update".
Q: How thick is
A: This insulation is
approximately 3/16" thick.
Q: What is the R
A: Down = 13 Horizontal
= 9.6 Up = 8.1 This is better than 2" of fiberglass
Q: What is
the best adhesive to use with this product?
A: The best product I
have found to attach it is 3M general trim adhesive,
What is the
temperature rating for this product?
brand insulation is effective up to 450 degrees.
Q: What are the
sound deadening properties of the insulation?
Low-E has had this
product tested for noise reduction using the ASTM E90-90
method. At 125 HZ the noise reduction is 23 DB. At 400
HZ the reduction is 42 DB.
Q: Will doubling up the insulation
increase the insulating and sound deadening qualities?
insulation does not double its effectiveness. One layer
will block 98% of the radiant heat, so the second layer
will not have that heat to block. Two layers will block
almost all of the heat coming into the car. You will get
more sound deadening benefits, however. I would suggest
putting two layers on the floor and firewall where most
of the heat and sound come through.
Q: You say that this is not like bubble
wrap, but I can easily pop it with my fingers.
this product be rendered useless once the bubbles are
A: The pressure per
square inch you are exerting with your fingers is
greater than what it would be subjected to if you were
standing on it. Of course, the carpet and carpet pads on
top of this will help the situation. I have had this
product installed in my own 1938 Chevy Coupe for 6
years. I have been a Long Hauler on 2 Hot Rod Power
Tours and drove 3300 miles on the 2001 Power Tour. We go
to other local rod runs also so this car gets plenty of
use and shows no signs of compression.
Q: Do I have to place my order online?
A: No. If you prefer,
you may click on the 'Mail Order' link. This will
take you to a page you can print and mail to us.
To Phone in an order call
817-523-0940 or 817-629-2326. Please leave a message if
we don't answer and we will call you back.
Q: Do I have to have a PayPal account to order?
You can pay safely and securely with your credit or
through PayPal without having to sign up for a PayPal
Q: What is the best
way to install this insulation?
A: Installation is fairly simple. Remove carpet or other
interior pieces where the insulation is to be
installed. Make sure areas are clean. In the concave
areas, such as the footwells on the floorboard, cut a
piece larger that the area to be covered. Form it into
the well and make some cuts in the corners to help the
insulation conform to the shape of the well.
Spray both the insulation
and the floorboard with 3M general trim adhesive.
Before the adhesive gets real tacky go ahead and form
the material down into the footwell and continue to
smooth it out as the glue dries. Putting it in a little
wet will give you a chance to reposition it if you don't
get it just right the first time. After the adhesive has
bonded, take a sharp knife and cut off the overlapping
material in the corners.
On a convex surface
installation is a little simpler as the material will
easily bend around these surfaces. It is usually
necessary to use several small pieces on irregular
shaped surfaces like the floorboard instead of trying to
use one large piece. If a small area fails to get
covered simply cut a small piece of the insulation to
fit, and glue it in place.
If covering a large area,
such as above the headliner, a large enough piece can be
used to cover the entire area. It helps to have a friend
handy to help hold one half of a large piece in place
while you fold the other half back, apply the adhesive
and attach the insulation. Once that half is bonded the
other half can be done in the same manner.
Each installation is a
little different due to the different shapes to be
covered in each vehicle but the same basic techniques
apply to all. If time and care are taken, the finished
installation can be easily covered with the factory
carpet or other interior materials.