If you think all header wraps and thermal barriers are the same, well, we have a special room at our Heatshield headquarters with a car battery and some jumper cables for you! No, not all heat-control products are the same, and beyond the “our product versus theirs” showdown, it can be a bit intimidating to choose the best heat shields for your specific underhood application. What do you use to keep heat in, and to protect components from excessive heat? And what’s the correct heat barrier for specific systems? In our expansive lineup of thermal barriers, there are differences that set each product apart, which leads us to the good/better/best discussion.
There are quite a few things to consider here. First is whether you’re trying to keep the heat in, or protect the component from heat. The heat shield you use must be designed for this basic, specific purpose, or it won’t work correctly. For example, you’ll want to use