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Old 03-13-2019, 10:31 PM
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Is there a way to reduce the amount of heat in a C7 trunk without completely removing the trunk liner?
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by spiritof67 View Post
Is there a way to reduce the amount of heat in a C7 trunk without completely removing the trunk liner?
If you're talking about heat coming from under the car you might want to try the "Block it" kit from TKO Performance, it's a set of three preformed rubber pads, 2 for behind each seat and 1 for the cargo area. They're supposed to be for road noise reduction but they should keep some of that heat out. You just lay them down on top of the carpet without removing anything.
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OP didn't get the answer he liked in the first thread he started about this so he started a second??
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Old 03-14-2019, 12:36 PM
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Yes, that's partly correct...what I got was a series of snarky responses but no answers, as opposed to jpena who answered. As I said, I actually USE my C7 and the amount of heat in the trunk is (1) a design fault and (2) a pain in the ***. I have to pack my duffels differently because the heat screws things up in them. So what I was looking for was a solution, not to be asked if I was carrying ice cream in my trunk. I actually got asked that.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:27 PM
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After coming across noise and heat concerns on here, and having encountered the same problem with bags & such in the trunk of my '13 GT-500, I did a little search for mitigation ideas. Found plenty for the noise but only a couple for the heat. Besides the Block It kit, I found a Carbon Fiber rear heat shield (https://www.southerncarparts.com/cor...ld-p-6619.html). Not sure if either really works, but using a much thicker trunk mat in the GT-500 seemed to help a bit which kind of validates the thinking behind the Block It.

Hope this helps. Good luck!
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:29 PM
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I understand from your previous comments that you aren't really interested in hearing from owners who have not experienced the heat problems you have seen, but perhaps there is something unique about your particular car that causes a problem that so few others see.

Have you checked your transmission temperatures while driving? The transaxle is right under the trunk and the temperature reading can be set as a pocket gauge or accessed through the Perf mode on the DIC. Maybe it is running hotter than normal and radiating upward.

Please don't be offended by someone else saying their Vert trunk is fine. If I can spend a couple weeks in Arizona with temps reaching 120 and not melt the toothpaste in the trunk of my 2014 Vert then there may be some other reasons your car is not be able to do the same.

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He said trunk. Anyone with some sense can deduce he has a convertible.
Calling the rear hatch area the "trunk" is fairly common
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:03 PM
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I have no issue with heat in my trunk - including when the outside temperature is over 100 degrees. I agree with TyBoo - perhaps it's a problem with your particular car - I did an 8 hour road trip with my 2015 without an issue, in 100 degree weather.
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Originally Posted by KenHorse View Post
Calling the rear hatch area the "trunk" is fairly common
Maybe. Not that I've ever heard, but I'll give you that one. But if the OP was complaining about the heat in the back of the coupe, he would have complained more about the heat up front. My point stands where the OP was obviously talking about a convertible but Defaria feels the need to call yet another member stupid.

Edit: my post doesn't make much sense now but I'll leave it here anyway.

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Heat is an issue. I found out the hard way. I stored a case of wine in the trunk. Next day I found two bottles empty. The corks had literally lifted out of the bottles and spilled the wine. The only good thing about this was that it was white wine.
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Heat is an issue. I found out the hard way. I stored a case of wine in the trunk. Next day I found two bottles empty. The corks had literally lifted out of the bottles and spilled the wine. The only good thing about this was that it was white wine.
I can see that being a problem, but unless you were driving it when it happened, I cannot see how it's relevant

That could happen in any vehicle trunk.

I had a 6 pack of soda in the back seat of my Buick Regal once, and it exploded while sitting in a parking lot in Beaverton - THAT was nasty
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Putting aside all the crap about calling it a trunk or not, let's face the facts.

In a Vert, it's really a trunk, which means no direct link to the cabin.

Heat comes from outside of the trunk, unless a device in the trunk is generating heat. (where is the pump for the vert-top?, could it be caught, never fully stopping and generating heat?).

Any other heat source is coming from either the sun above or mechanical below.
Lining the inside of the trunk with anything is not fixing it because the heat has already penetrated the trunk at that point.
If there truly is too much heat coming in from the outside, the only thing, though not simple, would be to line the exterior of the trunk with some reflective material. Kinda like the heat shield above mufflers.

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Wonder what color the OP's vert is
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Wonder what color the OP's vert is
Good question - the heat's less at Sunrise

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I can see that being a problem, but unless you were driving it when it happened, I cannot see how it's relevant
Driving it is not the issue. I drove it all day. It wasn't until I opened the very full trunk and found a couple of loose corks and empty bottles that I knew I had a problem. Thank God it wasn't red wine. It was quite relevant to me. I had 1.5 liters of liquid soaked into the carpet, the mat, and anything in contact with it, the rest of which pooled beneath.Fun times!
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Originally Posted by mschuyler View Post
Driving it is not the issue. I drove it all day. It wasn't until I opened the very full trunk and found a couple of loose corks and empty bottles that I knew I had a problem. Thank God it wasn't red wine. It was quite relevant to me. I had 1.5 liters of liquid soaked into the carpet, the mat, and anything in contact with it, the rest of which pooled beneath.Fun times!
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:21 PM
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This is what I did with My C6 ( it helped but not a cure all)
Car on jack stands drop exhaust system, remove heat shields from Tub (floor of trunk).
Removed rear wheels & tires & inner fenders
Sprayed Lizard skin heat shield (three coats) on all exposed areas
replace removed parts
Next I removed all interior trim and also applied there.
noise & heat were both reduced.quite a bit
I probably will do ‘tis to My C7 at some point
Lizard skin and gun to apply was bought from Summit Racing
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If it makes the OP feel any better, the C7 (coupe) trunk heats up much less than our previous C5 and C6's. In those cars, you got to brush your teeth with piping warm toothpaste after a long day driving.

When we installed a Lloyd trunk mat in the C5/C6, it made only a negligible difference in temperature. Since I put the Lloyd mat in our C7 within a few days of purchase, I can't give a direct comparison but suspect that it's also minimal improvement in the C7.

The Blockit sound mat in the trunk didn't do much for noise when I used a decibel meter, I didn't check how much difference the little mats behind the seat make but I think they actually do something. I bought some self-adhesive soundproofing and plan to stick it to the bulkhead behind the seats.
For heat, the Blockit sound mat did make a noticeable difference on the C5/C6. Not huge, but noticeable. But since there is less heat in a C7, the improvement will probably be less noticeable.

Hope this helps...
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This is about a trunk, not the cargo area in the coupe. :-P

Meanwhile, I can tell you how much better the C7 temp is than than the C6.

I had a full growler of beer in my '05, and it was so hot, that in the hour it took to drive home, it burst the neck of the darn thing! It took weeks and a lot of cleaning to remedy that.



Still have that car, and it does not smell like beer anymore.
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60K miles in our C6 convertible. Now 30K miles in our C7 drop top, We live in S. AZ where we will have a summer with 90-100 consecutive days near or above 100 F. Amid those several week long heat waves with a string of 110+ days. And never once considered heat in the trunk. Not sure why we would?

And today is 70 sunny still as a church mouse. So there is that.


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