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Old 02-19-2006, 10:04 AM
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Has anyone used the reflectrix insulation they sell at lowes for floor inside the car?
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Has anyone used the reflectrix insulation they sell at lowes for floor inside the car?
If you are talking about the "Peel and Seal" brand, yes. This stuff is supplied in 6" or 8" widths. It is a self adhesive asphalt backed aluminum face. It is real close to Dynamax at a fraction of the price. You just have to lay it down in strips and seal the joints with some aluminized air conditioner tape. The local rodders have been buying it up as soon as it is restocked. I bet Lowes wonders what the heck is going on.

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Old 02-19-2006, 05:16 PM
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The roll i seen in the store was aluminum on both sides and was 4x 25 roll. i will look next time for the peel and seal brand. thanks
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Peel & seal

http://www.roofer911.com/peel__seal.htm

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lowes insulation

I have not used the peel and seal,but have used the water heater plastic bubble insulation.All the interior shops in this area use this.Works great in the headliner etc or wherever you can spray the 3m glue and glue to the metal.In the floor if dynamat is used and you spring a leak it wiil absorb the water.On the other hand the plastic insulation wont absorb the water and the car will air dry.
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Does anybody know the manufacturer of the Peel and Seal. Can't find it on the internet. Just get roofing companies. There was one advertising doing mobile home roofs, so you must be able to get in wider strips. I'd like to find a supplier up here in Canada. Also, what do you guys use under carpet for a pad. My kids just ordered a new carpet for his truck but I think it's just the carpet, no padding at all. He says he's going to use the stuff they use in houses, but I think that would absorb to much moisture and start rust and mold and other ugly things. It's hard to find stuff up here cause most suppliers have web sites that suck. (including my own company)
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:00 AM
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I picked up a roll yesterday at home depo. the roll is 6 inches x 16 feet. its called quick roof. the company name is cofair products, inc. skokie,illinois .
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lowes.com-building products-flashing and accessories=peel and seal $13/roll

peel and seal is a good sound deadener, lousy insulation, it is rubber and traps heat, applied outside the firewall (ex), it helps cause the aluminum foil face reflects radiant heat

peel and seal is a (sun) heat activated self vulcanizing rubber so if you do use it inside on floors or anywhere that can stay wet...hit it with a heat lamp

on existing old floors, cause they are weak and flex alot, I use 80 grit sand and bedliner spray....great thing about the duplicolor is you can just clean and recoat anytime for missed a spot/thin or repairs/changes etc....por15 works as good, just the spray is so damn easy-no overspray-put more (10mils) where you need it ($7, walmart, try a can)

you will screw up and soak the carpet, leave a window down when it rains, the O2/H20/and electrical charge in the car =rust everywhere (!) inside the car, not just the floors (just look at the inside of the windshield)

so my priority for carpet on the floor is DRY as FAST as possible, if the new carpet has backing I tear it off and use a single layer of aluminized bubble wrap(Lowes insulation dept) which helps hold the carpet up for air gaps to dry faster and heat insulation (from the exhaust)

ha! "warning" peel and seal is "addictive" (and fun?)....works great inside doors/qtrs etc....super easy, cut peel and stick.....all of a sudden you are thinkin' "where else can I stick some for sound deadening.....under the dash..yup...on the gas tank..yup

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Cool- I'll check out Home Depot here. Sorry if I seem dense, but are you saying to use, or not to use Peel and Seal under the carpet?

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I don't because it is a 6" wide roll, roofers use it to make a water tight seal around flashings like sky lights, the foil face is so the sun won't destroy the rubber

butt joint=dirt and water valley,

overlap joint= good luck getting the foil off for a rubber to rubber seal

peel and seal is a different brand same stuff at Home Depot

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I use insulating bubble wrap under the carpet,
you can buy the mylar aluminized water proof bubble wrap up to 48" wide to have a continous sheet to collect any water and it is insulation for sound and heat under the carpet and the bubbles hold the carpet up a little so air can flow to help it dry faster
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I'm 95% sure "Reflectrix" is the bubble wrap I'm describing in this thread, I buy it at Lowes and really like it- tough and you can use 3M weatherstrip adhesive to re-glue cuts around peddles etc so it won't run/tear, heck, good duct tape works also

the 5% is cause the web site says it is has aluminum, it's doesn't,, it's metalized bright aluminum coating on the mylar same as a helium party balloon
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You seal the peel & seal joints with aluminized A/C duct tape.

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If I did do the inside floors with strips of peel and seal I would use butyl windshield caulk to seal the seams, not tape (it is butyl rubber not asphalt based as you posted)

I'm not saying peel and seal is a bad choice, just that bubble wrap has the advantages of: insulation value, sound deadener and no seams where water can collect

love peel and seal for killing sound....way cheaper than dynamat which is marketed as a sound deadener, not an insulator

hey, like the man said "it's your car and money do whatever the you want!"
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