Quick Tech: How To Apply DEI’s Reflect-A-Gold Heat Reflective Tape

Heat building up under the hood of your vehicle can’t be avoided, however, you can mitigate how much of an impact it will have on your engine’s performance via heat control products. Design Engineering Inc. (DEI) has a catalog full of products designed to keep things in your engine bay cool. This video shows you how to use DEI’s Reflect-A-Gold Heat Reflective Tape to keep air intake systems insulated from engine heat.

The Reflect-A-Gold Heat Reflective Tape that DEI offers is one of the company’s most versatile products. You can use the Reflect-A-Gold tape to prevent heat soak for numerous parts that are exposed to intense engine heat. The tape is actually a metalized polyimide laminated glass cloth that uses a special adhesive that works in high-temperature environments. Reflect-A-Gold tape can deal with continuous temperatures up to 800 degrees Fahrenheit.

Since Reflect-A-Gold is lightweight and easy to work with it, it’s perfect for things like air intakes; an air intake won’t always have a uniform shape, so being able to manipulate the Reflect-A-Gold tape and make it fit certain shapes is a huge benefit. The tape is very easy to apply, and won’t lift off from a surface under normal circumstances.

DEI provides some great tips in this video that show you how to use the Reflect-A-Gold Heat Reflective Tape in an effective way. You get to see how to create pieces to fit around objects that stick out on a part you’re wrapping, and the proper technique to maximize part coverage.

You can learn more about Reflect-A-Gold Heat Reflective Tape right here on DEI’s website.

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