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got a cold chevette?

PostPosted: 19 Nov 2005, 00:42
by Tortron
just saw a pretty good way to insualte your car and best of all its cheap.

first of all save up all your bubble wrap from your ebay purchases (there must be a hell of alot going on those mana axles)
get a "caterers" size roll of the most heavy duty aluminium/tin foil you can find. Find some contact glue, spray on is probably better


make a cardboard design of the panel or what ever you want to cover as a template
lay down the foil and coat with glue, lay bubble wrap flat ontop. leaving a half inch or so of overlay.
coat bubble wrap with glue and lay another layer of foil ontop (again with overlay), creating a "sandwich".
Crimp and glue the edges.


install in your chevette and enjoy the winter months without the use of a heater :) and keep cool in the summer (i would think you would need tints tho, or you may have an oven)

PostPosted: 19 Nov 2005, 15:28
by Herbie_Flowers
you get Blue Peter in NZ as well Tortron :)

PostPosted: 19 Nov 2005, 18:03
by Doive
Surely this would make the inside of your car like a space hopper, and leave approximately no room for driver or occupants?

[Blue Peter]
"Mix one part PVA glue with three parts water, get a grown up to help you...."
[/Blue Peter]

PostPosted: 19 Nov 2005, 19:40
by Neilyman
Doive wrote:Surely this would make the inside of your car like a space hopper, and leave approximately no room for driver or occupants?

[Blue Peter]
"Mix one part PVA glue with three parts water, get a grown up to help you...."
[/Blue Peter]


GET DOWN SHEP!

PostPosted: 19 Nov 2005, 22:12
by Tortron
Doive wrote:Surely this would make the inside of your car like a space hopper, and leave approximately no room for driver or occupants?


its only 1 layer of bubble wrap, so you wouldnt even notice it behind the headliner and in the doors. Even behind the carpets and other paddings like on the fire wall it would hardly be 1/4 of an inch.
Also it should also keep you cool in the summertime (when i got my licence the (large) guy testing me was almost passed out)

no im a big boy, i saw it on a street rod and had to ask

PostPosted: 20 Nov 2005, 00:14
by nutty but nice
Wouldnt trust bubble wrap its plastic & anywhere near heat is a no no

fibreglass batting works for me

PostPosted: 20 Nov 2005, 00:20
by Tortron
no, its not near the heat, its on the interior of the car

PostPosted: 20 Nov 2005, 00:35
by nutty but nice
paddings like on the fire wall it would hardly be 1/4 of an inch


Wouldnt trust it the fire wall gets hot so does the floor where the exhaust runs, the wrap will start to melt you'll always have that smell in the car.

Would just go for fibreglass batting, in other words loft insulation.


I soundproofed the floor & g-box tunnel of my old car, the sound proofing became icky & would melt creating a smell every time you used it. The floor did get rather warm :wink:

PostPosted: 20 Nov 2005, 00:39
by Tortron
keep in mind that the the fire wall cover is backed by foam and that the sound deadining is also backed by plastic as stock, not to mention that this was being used in the car and the owner haddnt noticed any problems

PostPosted: 20 Nov 2005, 00:40
by Doive
Hang on, you wouldn't put bubble wrap in your car but would put loft insualtion in instead?! When the heater blows anywhere near that it'll be in your lungs. That stuff is only supposed to be handled with big gloves and breathing protection.

PostPosted: 20 Nov 2005, 00:43
by nutty but nice
Nah its great for sound deadening, handling fibreglass is fine i've never been effected......mentally yer but i'm still here.

Stuffed the rear panels of my golf with it.

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2005, 14:00
by grim_b
No I definately would not go near fiberglass in any area you frequent. Let alone in confined spaces. If you get any near your heater outlets you will practically fill the inside of your car with glass? You know that stuff that cuts really easy, but in this case to the little pipes and such that is the inside of your lungs? Nah, I would live with buying another carpet and putting that in.

PostPosted: 30 Nov 2005, 19:14
by shuvit-tim
nutty but nice wrote:Nah its great for sound deadening, handling fibreglass is fine i've never been effected......mentally yer but i'm still here.

Stuffed the rear panels of my golf with it.


fibreglas woll is realy nasty stuff mate - i've worked with it in the building trade for years. They insist you wear gloves, a full layer of clothing (ie no exposed skin) and breathing apparatus for a reason

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2005, 00:58
by Doive
When I worked as a sparky we often could be found crawling around a loft with our arms down in the ceiling cavities. Exposed flesh + prolonged contact with fibreglass = very nasty and itchy rash. Sore stuff, I'd keep it well away from your car!

PostPosted: 01 Dec 2005, 16:32
by nutty but nice
I've never had a problem handling fibreglass batting maybe i have thick skin i dont feel a thing

rhym :D