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Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:31 pm PostPost subject: Rear Firewall
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In the old days you could use expanding foam to separate the boot area (where the fuel tank in my car is situated) from the drivers compartment.
It was used to seal the openings over the rear wheel arches.

Can anyone tell me if this is still the case?
I'm taking my car to the scrutineering session on the 28th at Knockhill and I'd like to have as much done in advance
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Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:40 pm PostPost subject: Re: Rear Firewall
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badal wrote:
In the old days you could use expanding foam to separate the boot area (where the fuel tank in my car is situated) from the drivers compartment.
It was used to seal the openings over the rear wheel arches.

Can anyone tell me if this is still the case?
I'm taking my car to the scrutineering session on the 28th at Knockhill and I'd like to have as much done in advance
still allowed fire resistant
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:57 am PostPost subject:
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Yeah the normal non fire resistant stuff gives off horrendous noxious fumes and would be absolutely the last thing you would want in a car in the event of a fire.
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:18 am PostPost subject:
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Thanks - any recommendations on brands or suppliers?
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Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:11 am PostPost subject:
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badal wrote:
Thanks - any recommendations on brands or suppliers?


Go to your local builders merchant and you will get Fire Retardant (intumescent) foam. If you can fabricate a full firewall, or simply enclose the fuel tank in a sealed box, that may be a neater option.
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Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:46 am PostPost subject:
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Thanks Renny

I'll have it done for the weekend
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