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So I bought some thermal barrier to help with the heat coming from the center console area. I didn't install it yet because I wanted to get some temperature readings from the stock panels. I basically ran my Maverick for 30 min at mostly idle. The engine fan cycled on several times but I took the reading when the fan was off so the engine temps were around 200 degrees when I took the temperature readings off the center console panels. Engine fan on really didn't drop the temperature readings off the panels very much if at all. I used my infrared temperature gun I got from HF and took readings in the hottest areas of the center panels. Oh, I also have the header pipes wrapped with DEI titanium wrap.

I was curious if anyone took any temperature readings of the center panels after installation of aftermarket thermo barrier. If so, please post some info. I think it would be interesting to know how much of a drop in temperatures you get from the thermo barrier.

Driver Side Front Center Panel Area
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Passenger Side Front Center Panel Area
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Passenger Side Rear Center Panel Area
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very nice! I wished I had done that to mine before and after but I did not. How much was the IR gun at HF? I might have to pick one up and do the same test.
 

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very nice! I wished I had done that to mine before and after but I did not. How much was the IR gun at HF? I might have to pick one up and do the same test.
Well I wish I would have taking temp readings before I put the header wrap stuff on so I could see how much a benefit the wrap was but I didn't think about it at the time and I am too lazy to take that stuff off now and put back on just to do a test.

The HF infrared gun was like $30-$35.
 

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It's amazing how hot the cup holder gets. That rear header pipe is toasting both sides and top portions of the rear area of the center panel.
 

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I went to buy a gun today but they sold the last one just before I got there...will pick it up next week before I wrap the exhaust and cover the panels

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I did both a few weeks back...made a huge difference. When you put that thermotec on be careful the edges are razor sharp! I cut the hell out of my finger!
 

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Didn't think about an additional layer. Good idea maxdun and NotSure123. Probably best to do that in those really hot areas especially the cup holder. I can't believe BRP didn't do anything to shield heat from the cup holder. No drink will stay cold long in that cup holder.
 

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this is a great idea.
I am going to wrap my header, and I'll take readings before and after to see how it helps.
 

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Gee it's nice to know that my cup holder is only 45 degrees hotter then the air temp outside. No seriously nice post, that plate up by the throttle is what is HOT, used the thermo wrap myself and does seem to help. Like the idea of the fan override switch for extra cooling.
 

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You can still use all of the foam padding just take your time pulling it off and put some place so that the sticky side stays clean


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You can still use all of the foam padding just take your time pulling it off and put some place so that the sticky side stays clean


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I just started to take my foam padding off. I was able to save most of the padding. Would be interesting to see how much heat reduction there is if you put the padding back on vs just adding another layer of thermo barrier.
 

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The padding does more for sound dampening then heat.....put it back on if you can...
 

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Didn't think about an additional layer. Good idea maxdun and NotSure123. Probably best to do that in those really hot areas especially the cup holder. I can't believe BRP didn't do anything to shield heat from the cup holder. No drink will stay cold long in that cup holder.
Yea, but it keeps my coffee warm on those chilly morning rides...:smile:
 
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