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Old 08-21-2014, 03:38 PM   #1
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was thinking of drilling some holes from the inside a filling with non (a little) expanding foam. The kind you use around windows and doors. anyone ever try this to keep the heat from radiating off the hard black top. should help in winter also.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:12 PM   #2
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I am not sure I would be drilling holes in my top. I would keep a window cracked if it is that hot.

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Old 08-21-2014, 06:06 PM   #3
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They make like foam pads that tape to the top that I here work I don't have them but I was thinking about getting them I think there called hot heads
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:54 PM   #4
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Nope never came across my mind to drill holes in a $2500 hard top.
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Old 08-22-2014, 01:45 AM   #5
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No holes required. Just get a set of headliners or make your own.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:49 PM   #6
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I think this should be an option. I don't want a headliner taped over my head. Ill let you know how it turns out.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:56 PM   #7
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There are quite a few threads around here about insulating the top and panels....
Too bad they are not easily accessed, we need to get these "helpful" threads organized so a person can find em.. hint, hint.... "BH"
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:22 PM   #8
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Hey GM!!!

I had actually thought of doing this on my front freedom panels.....but I am considering using the expanding type foam, in order for it to get all around the hollow perimeter chamber on each panel....maybe 3 or 4 strategically spread 1/4 inch holes....and inject on each using the straw.....I do believe it could help some.....and I suspect there would also be an ACOUSTIC benefit to the interior as well!,,,

You may also look into a thread I posted "Painting freedom panels white", or search by my nick....I painted the exterior of the panels white, and took some interior temperature measurements with some pretty significant reductions in interior top surface temperatures!!!!

Anyway...if you go with the foam, please post back your results, I' also looking into this....

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Old 08-25-2014, 10:11 AM   #9
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No holes man, crack the windows or grab a set of liners
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:30 AM   #10
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I put the Boom Mats and it is the best thing I did. Much much cooler in summer and much warmer in winter. The sound level is also dramatical reduced. I have had it on now for two years and the 3M tape shows no sign of failure. Of course if you ever want to take it off that will be a mess. It is definetly not designed to ever come off.
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I put the Boom Mats and it is the best thing I did. Much much cooler in summer and much warmer in winter. The sound level is also dramatical reduced. I have had it on now for two years and the 3M tape shows no sign of failure. Of course if you ever want to take it off that will be a mess. It is definetly not designed to ever come off.
You have the right solution to this issue...just took delivery on a 2015 and these insulation panels really are the answer.....

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