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PostPosted: May 12, 2020, 4:44 pm 
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I've been cruising Amazon, Canadian Tire, Princess Auto, etc., looking for thin rubber strips to isolate my rad, between the fuel tank/straps, ECU, etc. and generally coming up short. The best I've found so far is a foam camping mattress, but it's kind of thick and I didn't really want to spend that much. What are you guys using in such cases?

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PostPosted: May 12, 2020, 5:01 pm 
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How about this?

https://www.amazon.com/Neoprene-Purpose-Rubber-Strip-1-5mm/dp/B076MGHJNT

There is something similar at my local parts store as foam weatherstrip. Adhesive backed and available in a couple of different widths and thicknesses.

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I bought it for another purpose, but my local Home Hardware had 1/16 in thick neoprene (or rubber?) flexible sheet this weekend. I bought a foot off a 4 ft wide roll. It is in plumbing supplies.

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I would pick up a bicycle inner tube at Walmart and cut the strips to size.

I've read that tar saturated felt (30# Roofing felt) was OEM for some makes.

Supposedly, it is used as an anti-squeak pad. Nothing more. I wouldn't use it under an ECU.

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I went to the local tire shop and asked for a tractor tire tube they were throwing away. Lots of material there for strips.

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PostPosted: May 12, 2020, 11:26 pm 
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Never crossed my mind to use an inner tube. Just changed a bike tire on the weekend and have the old one sitting in the garbage in the garage. Thought it might be to thin, but guess I can double it up if that becomes an issue.

Thanks for the tips guys.

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PostPosted: May 13, 2020, 10:38 am 
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For thicker material ,I used fabric reinforced conveyor rubber....scraps from work....


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PostPosted: May 13, 2020, 1:49 pm 
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Have you looked at foam canopy tape? I found it to be quite useful in a number of places on my build.


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PostPosted: June 4, 2020, 5:33 pm 
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Air Conditioning Supplies shops should have 1/16" and 1/8" Neoprene adhesive tape.
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PostPosted: June 4, 2020, 9:15 pm 
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I've always used high-density foam insulating tape. Peel and stick.


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I've used these folks products but I can't buy from them. They generoulsy sample any thing and samples are always enough to fill my need at themoment. I think I have gotten 4 sample packages from them. I tried to buy some but the smallest quanity was way overboard. Essentra Specialty Tapes

Just saw where they have been taken over by another company. Wondered why I hadn't gotten any mail from them lately. Too bad. Didn't see the page where you could order samples.

Sorry for the false hope.

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Mcmaster sells every size and style of rubber strip under the sun. I just picked up some for mounting my gas tank last night, actually. $11 for 36" of 1" x 1/8". I chose 50 duro for under the tank and 60 duro for under the straps. No idea if that's right or not yet.

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Cut up inner tube strips are what I used in my old dirt track car. The radiator rested in a length of channel iron with some old bits of inner tube laid inside for cushioning, both on the bottom and on the sides to make sure the rad didn't come into direct contact with the steel channel. Did the same thing at the top where short sections of the channel were used to clamp the rad in place Ran a whole season of rough and tumble dirt tracking, and never had a prob with the radiator!

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