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How to repair tears in heat shield #1637373
06/12/2019 16:14
06/12/2019 16:14
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Any tips on how to repair tears in the heat shield behind the exhaust?
I am thinking of aluminium tape, but not sure it will hold in the heat.

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20VT, build in 1997, first used in 1998
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Re: How to repair tears in heat shield [Re: jaaps2] #1637374
06/12/2019 16:25
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I would pop rivet a strip of the same thickness ally to the back and make an invisible (nearly) repair. That thickness ally can be bought in the diy sheds.

My experience of sticky ally tape is that it always peels off in hot conditions (foil insulation in lofts)

Re: How to repair tears in heat shield [Re: jaaps2] #1637376
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@clanger: worth considering. Perhaps use metal from a scrap coupe with similar issues.

Although I found that the 3M alu tape should work until 250 °C:
https://www.conrad.nl/p/3m-scotch-4...lver-l-x-b-15-m-x-48-mm-1-rollen-2144842

For my loft I used really good tape. I can't find mine anymore, but the shop replaced it by this:
https://www.eco-logisch.nl/Proclima-Tescon-Vana-tape---rol---30m-x-10cm-10167


20VT, build in 1997, first used in 1998
https://youtu.be/mI0jZIIBc2w
Re: How to repair tears in heat shield [Re: jaaps2] #1638080
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I used a 30cm X 30cm sheet of 1.2mm thick aluminium from alum-droitwich. eBay store for less than £4. It's easy to cut and form to any shape.
2.4mm pop rivets to fix in place. Lovely job!


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Re: How to repair tears in heat shield [Re: jaaps2] #1638086
10/01/2020 21:24
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Good idea, although I finished repair in the meantime. I will post the results of using 3M alu tape after a half year.
Due to your tip also found that Conrad (big in at least DE and NL) has alu sheets in several thicknesses:
https://www.conrad.nl/p/aluminium-plaat-al-995-l-x-b-400-mm-x-200-mm-297909


20VT, build in 1997, first used in 1998
https://youtu.be/mI0jZIIBc2w

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