HP Heatshield Mat Installation tips:
Be sure to use a 1" air-gap between HP Heatshield Mat and heat source for best results HP Heatshield Mat is intended to be applied on the cold side of panel or component, i.e. it is not intended to direct contact with heat source
- Heavy duty scissors or utility knife
- Carburettor cleaner or other degreaser
- Pre-paint cleaner or other non-residue cleaner
- 3M Super Trim adhesive or other spray adhesive (Part #720305 & 720505 only)
- Poster board, heavy paper - optional
PRO TIP - Use poster board or butcher paper to make a template. For surfaces with severe bends, it may be necessary to cut relief lines or wedges to get product to conform. Transfer template to HP Heatshield Mat and cut.
Panel or component surface temperature should be at least 18°C, sticking onto anything colder may not allow adhesive to set up properly.
Degrease and clean surface of any residual chemicals, using carburettor spray or other cleaner/degreaser.
We strongly recommend rubbing the surface with a pre-paint cleaner or isopropyl alcohol (or other non-residue cleaner) after cleaning and degreasing.
Carefully peel the adhesive backing off the HP Heatshield Mat. Start peeling from one corner.
Lay the HP Heatshield Mat, start on one edge of panel or component and work out slowly to ensure no “bubbles” occur. Air bubbles will cause the material to not stick and fall off.
Press the HP Heatshield Mat firmly onto the panel/component, hold while pressing down for 2 minutes. Skip to Step 9
Non adhesive product only - Use 3M Super Trim or Super 77 Adhesive. After HP Heatshield Mat has been cut, spray back of cloth and panel or component you are applying HP Heatshield Mat to.
Allow adhesive to get tacky and apply cloth, start on one edge of panel or component and work out slowly to ensure no “bubbles” occur. Air bubbles will cause the material to not stick and fall off. Press firmly for 2 minutes.
Optional - If using edge tape like Cool Foil Tape, clean the edge of HP Heatshield Mat with the pre-paint cleaner or isopropyl alcohol.
Optional - Pre-fit and trim tape to fit the HP Heatshield Mat.
Optional - It is important to do one edge/seam at a time with the edge tape.
Optional - Peel adhesive backing off tape, press and firmly hold in place for 2 minutes.