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Old 01-12-2018, 01:54 AM   #11
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Reflectix got its name because it reflects heat away. You cover up the reflective surface and you get a lousy insulator.


You won't believe how many people make this mistake.

One guy glued the Refectix to the inside steel wall of his DIY van.
He got upset, not at himself, but at the guy who told him he's wrong.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:18 AM   #12
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You won't believe how many people make this mistake.

One guy glued the Refectix to the inside steel wall of his DIY van.
He got upset, not at himself, but at the guy who told him he's wrong.
The previous video shows how not to use Reflectix as well, common mistake, but it will work as well as bubble wrap except finer bubble wrap would be better

For us the Sprinter windshield and front side windows were the main heat transfer hot/cold spots and we found that a double cover works great. External white vinyl and internal double loose fabric, I have a picture for the rear window cover but the same concept as for the front window.

In designing the window covers we paid special attention to fast deployment. Inside cover for front and front sides takes about 20 sec., all Velcro straps. Sliding door 15sec., Velcro patches; and all the rest of windows covers are on custom sliders in aluminum 8020 profiles, very fast.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:55 PM   #13
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Reflectix got its name because it reflects heat away. You cover up the reflective surface and you get a lousy insulator.
That may be true and it's possible I could have used a different (potentially slightly cheaper) kind of bubble wrap, but the Reflectix is rather stiff so the covers needed very little reinforcing to maintain their shape, and any air gap is better than no air gap...as anyone who has replaced their home's single-pane windows knows.
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Old 01-15-2018, 02:05 AM   #14
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I ditched the expensive deluxe covers too and ordered the brand name "heat shield" front and side windows covers. They weigh very little and roll up pretty easy. I store them right behind my seat. Great black out shades.
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How good is the quality of those Heat Shield products?
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The reflective surface reflects heat or cold from passing through. The foil has a bubble of air 1/8 inch high. So its a lousy insulator. High score for stopping the transfer of temp extremes.
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How good is the quality of those Heat Shield products?
Roadman is correct about the material. They have decent edging, and seem to be custom cut. I am happy with the windshield version for the Promaster I've had since July. The Heat Shield rolls up nicely and is pretty easy to put in. The OEM WBO folding set was bulkier and more frustrating. But as you know van windshields are huge which explains innate awkwardness and high price (somewhat). It definitely helped with heat in the summer sun, and we tended to stick it in when parking in the sun (never with the OEM version). I don't have a feeling about the value in cold weather. Because it curls up a bit it doesn't cover the edges of the windshield perfectly, but I don't think this affects privacy too much.
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Living in New England, remodeling and building homes for the past 35 yrs I've seen a lot of good and bad ideas. Besides the foil bubble use in our RV's it works great on garage doors to keep out the cold. When It gets to -22* you look for those little comfort tweek's.
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