Darco Automotive D.I.Y. Insulation Solutions

Heat & Noise Shields

Due to the large amounts of heat given off by internal combustion engines, heat shields are used on most engines to protect components and bodywork from heat damage. As well as protection, effective heat shields can give a performance benefit by reducing the under-bonnet temperatures, therefore reducing the intake temperature.  Heat shields can be cut and fitted to any specification.


Exhaust Wrap/Tape

Reduce under-hood and chassis temperatures with exhaust/header wrap

  • Fiberglass (Plain and Coated) 550°C to 800°C
  • Basalt Wrap 800°C to 1000°C
  • Vermiculite Coated
  • Aluminium Foil Coated
  • Silicone Coated



Darco Industries Fire Sleeves

Darco silicone coated fiberglass sleeves have an extra thick, special formulation of silicone rubber on them. They protect industrial hoses and lines from molten metals, slag, welding splatter, electrical or grinding sparks and contamination. They also provide protection from ozone, UV and abrasion. The standard color of coating is red-oxide. The “danger red” colour of the silicon rubber is due to heavy loading of iron oxide to improve heat resistance. We also have black sleeves available. (Custom colors such as blue, grey, yellow and green are available on indent) 

Our Firesleeves are made to AS1072 aerospace standard.

It is an optional extra to have AS1072 printed on sleeves.



Inner Diameter: from 8mm up to 150mm

Wall thickness: 2.5mm up to 3mm

Coating thickness: from 1mm up to 2.2mm



It is the perfect sleeve and jacket choice for protecting industrial hydraulic hoses and lines, pneumatic lines, fuel & oil lines, brake lines, wires and cables from exposure to high temperature, heat, flame, fire and pyro exposure.

Note: Darco also supplies locally made to order, sewn sleeves (closed edge) or Velcro closed edge


Fix-all Silicone Self-fusing Tape

  • Used for split hoses, seals the end of firesleeves
  • Sticks to itself (No adhesive needed)
  • Permanent Seal, Waterproof & Airtight
  • -50º°c up to 260°c
  • Stretches to 250% its original size
  • 25mm Width & 0.5mm Thick
  • Breakdown Voltage: 12kV
  • Available In Red or Black

(More detailed datasheet available)

Red Silicone Coated Fiberglass firesleeve with blue flame heat applied

Used to seal the ends of Firesleeves