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Old 08-25-2011, 12:16 PM   #43
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A quick search here showed VIKING posted on about the bubbles going flat - remember its a different kind of heat, zero cooling breezes locked up under the sun-baked shell.

Also - both types list 180F as their upper limits, if temps go above that the Prodex has a better chance of returning to normal than the bubble...

I cut window sunshades from the Prodex and had them kicking around my truck bed & in the windows for almost three years and 60,000 miles now and they are getting a little flimsy and dog-eared but bubble would've been gone a long time ago.
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Old 08-25-2011, 12:29 PM   #44
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I have a sun screen window protector/reflector with bubbles that I bought in 1984. Not one, not one, of the bubbles has deteriorated or gone flat.
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Hey Melody Ranch - is it "Reflectix" brand exactly or just that style?
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"I opted for the prodex, partly due to Uwe's recommendation of it. The manufacturer claims it holds up better to high-heat situations like Airstreams walls encounter ocassionaly. Their claim is that heat causes the air in the bubbles to leak out and allows the foil layers to collapse against each other. I couldn't verify that, but I do know the Prodex was easier to handle then the Reflectix, because it was more rigid."

The info about the bubbles going flat in Reflectix is from the Prodex website and should be treated as such.

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Thanks so much for the background.
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