I am sure there are many types, but the one I have seems to be like cotton, and all hatched together - it has no sticky stuff on the outside - it is just that a wrap which you wrap around stuff....a bit like what you see on the handles of sports bags.....
In the bad old days it used to be an asbestos and aluminium compound - until we discovered that this wasn't a healthy combination. These days heat shielding is typically stainless steel clad ceramic or high temperature aluminum clad ceramic. There are also new polymer based ones that came from the NASA Columbia space shuttle experiments but they are still relatively rare and expensive.
The best indication is probably the age of it as they mostly look the same. If the shielding is less thatn 5 years old then it won't be asbestos as that was when Australia finally agreed to the convention banning its use. By your description it may well be - if in doubt then err on the side of caution and replace it.
Don't be so paranoid, asbestos won't make you keel over, in fact you need to be breathing it in on a regular basis in large quantities to be any type of health hazard.
Yeah realise that, but the heat wrap over the cats was making a burning smell...so it cant be good for the cats (extra heat) or you (fumes) so i wil just get some of that metallic like stick on stuff and whack it on the floor instead....
Originally Posted by donuts2003
By the way, what do you think your brake pads are made out of?
I dont know, but I dont think its heat wrap!!!!
enough with being a smart arse, I know for a fact they are asbestos free cos the box says so......plus like russell said, isnt uses of asbestos band, so no ones pads should have asbestos in them!
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