Your extreme ride on the rail deserves some extreme heat shield protection. Made from crushed volcanic rock, our Lava Shield reflects and dissipates heat with that trick carbon fiber look! Due to basalt’s (mineral from volcanic rock) natural chemical and acid resistant properties, our Lava motorcycle heat shields are excellent for use in harsh environments. Unlike aluminized cloth heat barriers, Lava Shield will not come apart if you pressure wash and clean your bike or UTV. Water can sneak in behind a laminated foil and begin to separate it from the fiberglass backing. Heat shield motorcycle lava shields have no such problem; they're a single fiber barrier, getting them soaking wet will do no harm. Do not fear that water hazard, plow right on through and remain cooler on the other side.
Is that custom exhaust system almost touching that fairing? Use the thick (0.025”) Lava carbon fiber styled heat shield to protect your fairing from letting. Use Lava Shield under your fuel tank as an OEM upgrade replacement to prevent your fuel from boiling. Lava Shield Shield Heavy Duty when there are instances of little air flow, making it a superior insulator to aluminum and gold barriers fabrics in these applications. These Lava Shields work as highly effective fuel tank & motorcycle fairing heat shield.
We do not recommend using a pressure washer directly on Lava Shield, but contact with water is just fine.
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- Carburetor cleaner or other degreaser
- Pre-paint cleaner, isoproyl alchohol or other non residue cleaner
- Heavy duty scissors or utility knife
- Optional - poster board or heavy paper
PRO TIP #1 - 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 Lava Shield and cut.
PRO TIP #2 - Provided by Kevin Byrd of “Two Guys Garage” fame, use super glue on the cut edges to give Lava Shield a fray free and custom edge. You can also use clear high-temperature engine paint on edges if fraying does occur.
PRO TIP #3 - Lava Shield may have wrinkles in it. Wrinkles can be removed during the installation process. You can also lay Lava Shield flat, and let it rest overnight with a heavy flat object on top of it to remove wrinkles before installation.
- Panel or component surface temperature should be at least 65°F when applying, sticking onto anything colder may not allow adhesive to set up properly.
- Degrease and clean surface of any residual chemicals, using carburetor 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 Lava Shield. Start peeling from one corner.
- Lay the Lava Shield, 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 Lava Shield firmly onto the panel/component. Hold while pressing down for 2 minutes.
Q. Why don't you recommend using Lava Shield on rough, unfinished fiberglass or carbon?
A. Self adhesive backings cannot fill in the surface irregularities that occur on unfinished glass or carbon. For these applications, it is better to use a spray on adhesive.
Use Lava Shield Mat on:
- Under fuel tank
- Air box