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Herculiner ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 88K5Jimmy, Sep 13, 2001.

  1. 88K5Jimmy

    88K5Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I just got done putting my t-case skidplate on I got from Mr.Chevy4X4, thanks again, and I felt the roof portion of my K5, which I have Herculined and it was amazingly not that hot and it 90 degrees out. Then I moved my hand over to the hard top and WWWWWOOOOOOWWWW!!!!!! Talk about hot. I had to do this a couple of times just to make myself believe it. My question is does Herculiner reflect or disperse some of the heat from the sun?? Maybe because the hard top and the Herculiner is a different texture? Anybody have any ideas?
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    It is probably because the Herculiner is black which does not get rid of the heat very well.

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    I think he said the part he did use Herculiner on was cooler? Might be...? Different textures treat and handle heat differently....

    9/11/01... "We will overcome"
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    To clerify, my black Herculiner was cooler than my black hard top. Weird huh
     
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    Also you need to consider the thickness of the two areas. The metal should dissipate the heat quicker.

    Why do people keep calling it a Bronco!!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    I don’t know what you did to your top but I Herculined my fiberglass top and it burning hot. Well I live in Phoenix so I’m sure that doesn’t help. I’m looking for some heat reflective paint to put over it I love the texture and color but the heat is blistering. I have a layer of heat reflective material and a headliner in the cab section and there is no comparison, at least 10 times cooler. I painted most of the interior plastic pieces with Herculier and really liked to look and it stops people from touching things to ha :)
     
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    Has anybody tried this in the wheel wells?

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