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Reflectix Vs similar products
#41
Wax might work since it is metal. I was comparing to a few years old reflectix though so not a fair test. I had one window in particular where the reflectix was getting pretty opaque but that wasn't the one I compared it with. If this stuff doesn't shrink or fall apart, I will be happy.
Brian

2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile "The Beast" (it has been tamed hopefully)  I feed it and it doesn't bite me.   Angel
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#42
I was going to test with worn reflectix too. But comparing same size panels of hen new vs new was so CLose. And i was tired of switching sides of table and probes, i decided my curiosity was sated enough.

5mm of seems equal to 7.5ush mm of the reflectix amazon sold me 18 months ago.

The 18 month reflectix panel i used is not beat up and seen little time in my side pop out window. No light gets through. But there are several layers of tint on these windows too.


I think the ss is worth the extra $$$ so far. I might consider the 10mm product with a white side.....if i find myself elsewhere come winter.
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#43
I can see where the white side painted black (if it will stick) would be good when the temp falls.

I am thinking the 10mm (~.4") might get a little cumbersome to store. I do however have a few windows that I seem to not uncover much. This could work for them. Before I jump to make any more changes, I'll wait a year to see how it holds up.
Brian

2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile "The Beast" (it has been tamed hopefully)  I feed it and it doesn't bite me.   Angel
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#44
OK, you got me curious. I have those three Roadtrek signature windows in the top front of the van. I gave away my 5 mm stuff before I remembered that I needed to replace them too. I was looking for a small piece of 10 mm but could only find 3 and 5 mm. Do you have a link to the 10 mm stuff?
Brian

2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile "The Beast" (it has been tamed hopefully)  I feed it and it doesn't bite me.   Angel
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#45
I disagree about painting a side black when the temp falls. It is still insulative, designed to not allow easy radiation of heat from one side reaching the other. If one wants heating via sunlight no window covering would be best.


I guess I assumed there was 10MM with a white side, I can only find it in 3 and 5mm thick, but two 5's should be more effective than one 10 due to more foil to block radiant heat from passing

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SmartSHIELD-5mm...SwAj9exEvJ

I was thinking to use the white faced 10mm along my white walls in the back, no rolling up or storage required, but if they dont make 10mm with a white face, I am less enthused about 5mm for such a task
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#46
My thinking is the heat got past the glass and is on the inside. With the heat from the black and the insulation with radiant barrier to keep my heat in would seem to be better than letting the heat escape through single pane glass.
Brian

2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile "The Beast" (it has been tamed hopefully)  I feed it and it doesn't bite me.   Angel
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#47
After more digging I found Prodex 10mm. I can't find it in smaller sizes though.

https://www.insulation4less.com/insulati...#fragment3
Brian

2000 Roadtrek 200 Versatile "The Beast" (it has been tamed hopefully)  I feed it and it doesn't bite me.   Angel
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#48
check in the auto heat/sound deadening,should be many manufacturers with many different foams of varying degree of effectiveness,most are self sick though
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#49
Perhaps with small windows, when sunlight's heat is wanted, in cold ambient temps, whether it is black or white or silver facing in or out, makes little difference to interior temps anyway, in the daytime.

I'm interested in the white faced side simply as my walls now are currently white and at most 1/8" away from the
interior metal skin of the van body with some thin foam like floor underlayment behind it. I was not willing to add more insulation and lose interior space, knowing I was mostly going to be in mild climates. My fiberglasss roof has 3/4 inch aluminum faced foamboard adhered to its interior, and I was waffling on using that or 1/2 inch as I keep large surfboards strapped to the ceiling and the more space up there the merrier.
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