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Old 06-10-2012
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Re: Possible alternative to Reflectix?

I remember that. What I don't get is where the difference is. They are both doing the same thing, one with bubble wrap, one with closed celled foam. If it doesn't work touching hull or foam without bubble wrap, why would it work any better with bubble wrap?
If reflective materials only work with air gap, the frugal mariner version doesn't work? If they work without it, then closed celled foam(skipping the bubble wrap) makes more sense anyways since it has a better R value. Or am I missing some extra property of reflectix?
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