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DEI Hi-Temp Spray AdhesiveAVON LAKE, OHIO (JULY 30, 2013) – As a worldwide leader in the development of performance thermal tuning and acoustic control products, Design Engineering is sharing their company’s expertise and product resources with students at Ohio Technical College to help them prepare for a successful automotive and powersports careers. This private, accredited technical college located in nearby Cleveland, OH, provides a well-rounded education in all major areas of auto mechanics:  traditional, classic and alternative fuel, collision and restoration, welding, racing-performance, diesel mechanics and exclusive BMW training center. The school is also well known for their innovative PowerSport Institute, a unique program that covers repair of most major brands of motorcycle and powersport equipment – Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha and more...



DEI Floor And Tunnel Shield IIAVON LAKE, OHIO (JUNE 28, 2013) – DEI’s newly introduced F&T II is an easy to apply heat shield that reflects direct continuous heat up to 1,750°F.  This newly improved lightweight shield effectively reflects heat from hot exhaust pipes, or protects items that come in direct contact with hot exhaust pipes such as seat pans, body panels or fairings. Versatile in its application it can also be strategically applied to protect a motorcycle, ATV or UTV against damage from road and track debris.

F&T II bonds to most any surface including: metal, aluminum, carbon fiber, plastic, and fiberglass. To install, simply trim to fit, peel and apply. The patented finely woven glass-fiber self-adhesive backing is water resistant and withstands up to 450°F of direct heat.

Designed for multiple applications it is equally effective for automotive, marine and RV use; any vehicle’s location where radiant heat can damage components and adversely affect performance. For automotive applications this includes firewalls, transmission tunnels, floor boards, fuel cells or under the hood that can greatly affect driver cabin comfort.



DEI Motorcycle Pipe Wrap KitsAVON LAKE, OHIO (JUNE 18, 2013) – DEI’s all-in-one Motorcycle Pipe Wrap Kit provides a quick and cost effective way to wrap exhaust pipes to improve overall performance and protect against leg burn. Developed to increase thermal retention for any branded motorcycle, ATV/UTV or snowmobile, DEI’s pipe wrap kit increases exhaust flow to a higher velocity to increase horsepower.  The side benefit is that riders are also at less risk of getting burned as it reduces heat transfer up to 50%.

Each kit contains two 2” X 15 ft. rolls of heat insulating pipe wrap that reduces heat as much as 50%, eight 8” and four 14” high grade 304 stainless steel locking ties with 100 lb. tensile strength and a 12 oz. can of HT Silicone Spray; DEI’s high temp coating that provides added protection against abrasions, oil and road grime and prolongs the life of the wrap.

This highly durable wrap is constructed of temperature resistant woven fiberglass that is pre-heat stressed then coated with a vermiculite coating, a proprietary bonding agent that can withstand extreme heat from 1200º F direct or 2000º F radiant...



DEI Pipe Wrap Group PhotoAVON LAKE, OHIO (MAY 16, 2013) – DEI Cycle is a leading manufacturer of thermal control products for stock and modified motorcycles, ATVs/UTVs, snowmobiles and PWCs. DEI Cycle’s Pipe Wrap & Locking Ties Kit provides maximum protection from heat generated by hot exhaust pipes. This heat resistant thermal wrap withstands direct continuous heat up to 1200° Fahrenheit and provides added protection against abrasions, hot oil spills and road grime.  The locking ties ensure a long-lasting, secure fit, especially important for vehicles with heavy, continuous use.

The kit includes one roll of 2” x 25’ heat resistant thermal wrap with four 8” stainless steel zip ties in one convenient kit. The wrap is available in three colors: Black (#010119), Tan (#010122), or Titanium (#010123) for a cool carbon fiber look that offers even greater temperature resistance and protection – up to 1800°F.




AVON LAKE, OHIO (APRIL 29, 2013)DEI Reflect-A-Gold Group PhotoToo much radiant heat can kill horsepower and damage sensitive automotive components. Racers have discovered the multiple uses of DEI’s Reflect-A-GOLD, a self-adhesive race film that is used for firewalls, fuel cells, engine covers, intake air tubes, air boxes, engine compartment, bulkheads, suspension, chassis or even the bottom of seats – any place where heat is present.

Clearance, often an issue for modifications, is not a problem with Reflect-A-GOLD. This lightweight, easy to trim film is formable to NEARLY any shape, and provides long term heat protection reflecting 78% of all radiant heat without risk of UV degradation.

Reflect-A-GOLD race film was developed from sophisticated aerospace technology. Made from a metalized polyamide polymer laminate glass cloth, the film is capable of reflecting heat consistently exposed to temperature up to 850°F (454°C). The high-temperature pressure-sensitive adhesive is protected by a release liner rated up to 325°F (163°C).