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Old 01-29-2014, 02:42 PM   #3346
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Well... maybe last thing in the morning in a rush to go biking, haste doesn't make waste in my book, not my problemo, just unfinished business for later on
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:58 AM   #3347
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Im glad your getting to ceiling insulation, Ive been trying different things but it all comes falling down in the summer time. Trying to find an adhesive that is strong enough to hold in the hot and cold but wont melt foam insulation has been a tough task. Looks like your using foil backed insulation instead of foam, seems like a good idea cause i was getting squeeks with the foam. Do you have any more info on the name or company that makes the foil backed?
And never thought to use contact cement, I was just looking in the spray adhesive isle.
Thanks for all the great ideas, prolly wouldnt have tried this stuff on my own
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:23 PM   #3348
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Im glad your getting to ceiling insulation, Ive been trying different things but it all comes falling down in the summer time. Trying to find an adhesive that is strong enough to hold in the hot and cold but wont melt foam insulation has been a tough task. Looks like your using foil backed insulation instead of foam, seems like a good idea cause i was getting squeeks with the foam. Do you have any more info on the name or company that makes the foil backed?
And never thought to use contact cement, I was just looking in the spray adhesive isle.
Thanks for all the great ideas, prolly wouldnt have tried this stuff on my own
The stuff I've used on the ceiling is kind of a "foil wrapped insulation".. it kind of looks like recycled denim.



The guys I bought it from call it "Heat Wave Pro" but in reality they are just re marketing someone else's product.

It came in is "manufacturer's packaging" and it had a name on it (Thermo something?)
I'll try and remember to snap a photo of it for you when I'm out in the shop later today.

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:17 AM   #3349
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During my recent fuel pump replacement adventure I had to cut a good-sized hole through the bottom of the Astro van to access the pump. Locating the pump required cutting through the carpeting in a few spots.
The hole is patched and now I need to replace the carpet. The van has almost 194,000 miles on it and I'm not inclined to spend a lot of money on this. I also camp in the van, a lot, and appreciate the sound dampening and warmth of the padded carpet that comes from the factory.
Help me come up with a creative solution for replacement carpet that doesn't cost a ton of money.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:24 AM   #3350
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During my recent fuel pump replacement adventure I had to cut a good-sized hole through the bottom of the Astro van to access the pump. Locating the pump required cutting through the carpeting in a few spots.
The hole is patched and now I need to replace the carpet. The van has almost 194,000 miles on it and I'm not inclined to spend a lot of money on this. I also camp in the van, a lot, and appreciate the sound dampening and warmth of the padded carpet that comes from the factory.
Help me come up with a creative solution for replacement carpet that doesn't cost a ton of money.
What happened to the pieces that you cut out? Could you just glue them back in?
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:36 PM   #3351
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:10 PM   #3352
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Help me come up with a creative solution for replacement carpet that doesn't cost a ton of money.
Not to promote thread jacking... look at CL for carpet in your area.
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:19 PM   #3353
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Just finished reading the entire thread. Wow. Just completely awesome! Good job Geek! This is as good as a ride report!
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:25 PM   #3354
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Not to promote thread jacking... look at CL for carpet in your area.
The carpet is one thing, but some kind of backing bonded to it for warmth and sound dampening is another.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:20 AM   #3355
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It doesn't have to be bonded, layers makes the difference in insulation. Refletix, padding then carpet would most likely be good for all conditions.
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:50 AM   #3356
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FWIW.. You wouldn't want reflectex under you - in crinkles and crushes out eliminating the insulation value as it loses it's air pockets.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:11 AM   #3357
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FWIW.. You wouldn't want reflectex under you - in crinkles and crushes out eliminating the insulation value as it loses it's air pockets.
That's my thought. Any insulation would need to be crush-proof.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:29 PM   #3358
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:32 PM   #3359
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Just two months after the 4x4 Sprinter was announced for Europe, it's been marked for America, too.

On sale in the first quarter of 2015, you will only be able to get it with a 3.0-liter six-cylinder BlueTEC diesel, good for 188 hp and 325 lb-ft, the top engine offering in Europe. The four-wheel-drive system is a version of the 4ETS—better known as 4MATIC—found in all-wheel-drive Mercedes passenger cars and ML- and GL-Class SUVs. Unlike the cars, however, it is pushbutton-selectable in the Sprinter, with a load-adaptable 35:65 front/rear split. And just like the European version, there's an optional low range with an additional 42 percent gear reduction. Lifted 4.3 inches front and 3.1 inches rear, it gets a 20 percent improvement in approach angle.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:34 PM   #3360
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