Thermal blinds

The Tardis factor (interiors, awnings, roofs etc)

Moderators: Moderators, User administrators

Post Reply
TONYT25T25
Posts: 365
Joined: 16 Sep 2013, 17:19
80-90 Mem No: 13596
Location: Hampshire

Thermal blinds

Post by TONYT25T25 »

I bought a full set of thermal blinds years ago but have only used them in the warmer months to reflect the heat and not to retain it as well as providing a bit of privacy.  Is it worth using these in the colder months but reversing them so that the reflective shielding is on the inside, bit of a pain as the sucker attachments need to be re applied.  Do they work when reversed or is it just worth just leaving them as they are with the shiny bit facing outward as normal.
1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

User avatar
AngeloEvs
Posts: 1061
Joined: 22 Nov 2007, 19:22
80-90 Mem No: 4709
Location: Upwell, Norfolk

Re: Thermal blinds

Post by AngeloEvs »

I would leave as they are.    I use mine permanently to stop the UV bleaching of interior fabrics.
1987 DG Karisma LPG with remodelled interior

User avatar
ZsZ
Posts: 733
Joined: 12 Feb 2009, 16:28
80-90 Mem No: 14899
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact:

Re: Thermal blinds

Post by ZsZ »

I have used them shiny side out in the cold and they worked well.
It was 15°C inside while outside was -5°C
Zoltan
1986 Multivan ex-Caravelle. Van since 2006, running mTDi 1Z since 2008 with Fiat Croma 1.9 TDid pump 2008-2019, custom pump since 2019
5spd custom box 4.57 diff + 0.74 5th

User avatar
Davegrohl99
Posts: 107
Joined: 10 Jan 2019, 14:57
80-90 Mem No: 16802
Location: Offaly, Ireland

Re: Thermal blinds

Post by Davegrohl99 »

I was thinking this this morning. As the winter is coming in we always had the Foil side facing out.

Hopefully that's the correct way for keeping heat in in the winter?

Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk

1981 Westfalia 2.0 CU engine.
1971 Early Bay Microbus.

TONYT25T25
Posts: 365
Joined: 16 Sep 2013, 17:19
80-90 Mem No: 13596
Location: Hampshire

Re: Thermal blinds

Post by TONYT25T25 »

Thanks, I think consensus is that best left with foil facing outward.
1984 Campervan 1.9DG Petrol WBX

Post Reply