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Old 01-28-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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Boom Mat spray as gas tank insulator?

While I am waiting for the new fuel pump to arrive for my Husaberg FE570 I have the tank off and was thinking I should do something to insulate the bottom of the tank from boiling the gas. I know people use strap-on blankets and strips of header tape, but I wondered if anybody had tried a spray-on insulation like DEI Boom Mat.

It doesn't swell up huge like spray foam. I like the idea because (being a spray) it would conform exactly, and hopefully stay put, even if some gasoline inevitable runs down onto it. It is sold as a sound insulation, but "Boom Mat Spray-On also serves as a thermal barrier insulating against unwanted heat... while handling temperatures up to 300 degrees F."
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:42 AM   #2
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While I currently don't own a bike with this problem, I used to. This looks like a good idea and wish I'd found it when I had that problem.
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:44 AM   #3
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The info specifically says you can't take your bike to Catalina if you install it. Seems pretty sketchy to me. I'd seek other options.... Also it doesn't work much for heat, just sound and vibration. Install tunnel wrap instead. (Used to shield heat and sound on sports cars). It is a sticky back applied sheet with metallic backing. Works great. I use it on all my custom bike builds.
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