TOP TIP - Heat Protection
Aluminium Glass cloth has been used for many years, it is
a closely woven glass cloth with an 11 micro thick laminated aluminium
foil. Itís for continuous use up to 150 degrees C and the base cloth will
withstand 550 degrees C. We supply in pre-cut lengths but as it comes to us in a
1 metre wide roll, 50 metres in length, we can supply at any length required 1
The Ally Glass
cloth can be stuck with contact
adhesive to bulkheads, it can be wrapped round components and held in place
or it can be wrapped round oil pipes or brake lines.
Glass cloth can also be supplied as a stitched tube (Thermal
1 metre long with bores of 20mm, 30mm and 50mm. Hose can be threaded inside
oil lines and brake pipes there is glass
woven tubing available
coated with a layer of self extinguishing silicone rubber. Temperature
resistance is -70 degrees C to 265 degrees C. This is available in inner
diameters of 10mm and 25mm, it is sold by the metre but can be supplied in
Where a rigid heat barrier is needed, for example around
a turbo charger, Aerotech
is ideal. The Nimbus G11 is a two layer
aluminium sheet, crinkled together to give a final thickness of 5.25mm. The
unique construction has strength with low weight and is easily formed into
complex shapes. It is available in sheets 30 cm x 30 cm and 30 cm x 60
cm.A similar sheet Cirrus G111x is the same principal but
sandwiched between two aluminised steel layers is a layer of synthetic fibre
insert to give a greater thermal barrier.
TECHNICAL CORNER - Goodridge Braided Hoses
At our Merlin headquarters, at the Castle Combe Circuit,
we also have the Goodridge
. We often assemble hoses here to customer
specification. To make sure that you only pay for the hose you actually need we
sell all Goodridge hose in 10cm multiples.
We offer free cutting of any hose purchased and free assembly of lines
(excluding swaged). We turn around orders as quickly as possible and more
often than not within 24 hours Ė or even while you wait if youíre able to call
in (depending on our workshop load on the day).
If youíre in any doubt as to the unions and runs you need speak to us, we can
sell you the unions, you trial assemble the unions on the car and plumb in with
garden or any cheap hose to get the lengths correct and then send back and we
will make them up for you at our Goodridge workshop.
If you want to assemble yourself, provide us with a list of lengths and we
will cut cleanly on our hose cutter so that you will be able to assemble the
unions more easily.
AVAILABLE NOW Ė MERLIN GIFT VOUCHERS
The perfect Christmas Gift. Available in £20 and £50
Some people are just impossible to buy for. Donít try to
guess what they want - let them choose for themselves. Voucher
contributions are ideal gifts for those with expensive tastes!
Donít be in the Doghouse this Christmas!!
If you leave your shopping to the
last minute (as all of us blokes at Merlin do!) this effortless Christmas
can be ordered by phone or
online and delivered to you asap. You can choose Special Delivery for postal
peace of mind if you donít want to risk having to eat your Christmas dinner with
the dog! (£3 additional cost for Special Delivery).
DELIVERY NEWS Ė POSTAL DELAYS
Our experience with post at this present time is variable, some parts of the
country seem to be operating as normal and in other parts goods are and have
been delayed. Special Delivery Items in the main are working as they should
If you urgently need parts the best choice for delivery is a carrier on the
next working day service. You can make your choice of delivery method at the
time of purchase from Merlin (when purchasing over the phone or online). We use
both DPD and Parcel force and the cost for up to 30kg is the same with both
services £8.25 + vat - just let us know which service would you prefer.
We have full customer tracking on 99% of parcels we send. If you let us know
your email address we will email you the tracking number when your goods have
been dispatched, weíll also give you a direct link to track your parcel through
the carriers own website.
You choose your preferred courier
On the Merlin website where possible we now give you the
option to choose which courier you would prefer to deliver your order (you can
also request courier options on the phone). We know from customer feedback that
some couriers are better in some areas than others. We know that this will help
to make many customers shopping experiences better.