Zircoflex ll Ceramic Coating
Modified performance cars can run much hotter than the manufacturer originally intended. The additional heat created by squeezing more power from the engine, or by driving it hard on the road or track, can lead to poor reliability and damage to ancillary components while preventing the true performance potential of upgrade components from being fully exploited.
Zircotec has developed a range of flexible heat shields known as ZircoFlex. It's a flexible foil-backed ceramic heat shield that offers improved thermal barrier performance at minimal weight and minimal thickness. This is Zircoflex II.
Zircoflex is produced by applying the ceramic material (as used in the Zircotec coating) as a tight grid in the form of thousands of individual 'platelets' onto the surface of the backing aluminium foil. Producing the material this way makes it extremely thin (0.25,mm per layer), lightweight, flexible, easy to cut and install by hand or machine.
Zircoflex ll is a double tickness sheet (0.5mm thick) offering additional thermal barrier performance and a little more rigidity. It remains very light at only 1kg/m2 and is still relatively easily cut with scissors.
Although Zircoflex is a highly temperature resistant material, it has a maximum working temperature of around 500 c. After this temperature the backing material may become damaged and the heat shield will fail. If you are seeing such temperatures then further heat prevention measures should be taken (i.e Zircotec coating on exhaust/turbo components).
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