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Hey guys,

This question isn't for the RSX, but for an Acura ...so I thought it would fit :)

I got a short intake (like the injen one) in my Legend, I had the thing custom made and didn't bother with any sort of heat sheild...

Anyway, I have a lot of free time this sunday and figured I'll make one for myself...just go to Home Depot and buy the stuff...

But I was wondering what the best material and thickness i would need...I assume aluminum would be used, but I could be wrong...

Any info would help...thanks guys.
 

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Don't use the aluminum flashing that they sell. If the home cheapot in your area carries some real aluminum plate, get that instead. That aluminum flashing stuff'll buzz like a hornet's nest under your hood.

Try to get at least 1/8" aluminum sheet (or even 1/4" if you don't mind working with something that thick, and you want it built like a tank). When your done making it, paint it with a heat resistant enamel (available at any AutoZone, Pep Boys, etc).
 

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As far as the heat resistant enamel goes, I assume I would need to paint both sides ...

But do i need to prep the Al before painting it?? Like maybe scuffing it up with some sandpaper to get the paint to stick better???


thanks again.
 

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If a big company like Injen cant make a decent heat shield from aluminum, don't bother. Instead Make it out of fiberglass like the ECIS intakes for BMW's check out their web page to see what I mean. Lighter, better thermal properties, and less prone to cracking.
 

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You could make one purely out of aluminum like the one in my car. It is a Bronco so i dont know if that will help. But after summer Im getting an RSX-S Arctic Blue. And no help from pappy unless needed. Maybe for some insurance help but thats it.
 
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