Originally Posted by vitalidle
Can I ask what your trying to accomplish?
I've got a rip in the firewall heatshielding, from removing the turbo recently, that exposed the fiberglass "horsehair" material. The "hair" was being smoldered from a combination of the turbine housing temp, & an exhaust leak from the up pipes I had corrected. Although there's no more hot exhaust gasses REALLY burning the hair up, it'll still burn from the turbine housing temp., resulting in that oh-so-lovely toxic-smelling smoke that comes through the defroster vents. I'm trying to find a material that does the same job the heat shielding does, is easy to install, is worry-free, and doesn't cost an arm & leg. This HVAC stripping I found is the only thing I could come up with. It's heat reflective like the heatshielding & seems to have a really good adhesive that installs easy. The role cost $20. I also want to make sure that I've found either a permanant or temporary fix for this. If it's the latter, I need to find out what I actually need.