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    Don't buy temptrol

    I just got the two blankets I ordered. First, they could have been shipped by USPS for about $2 each instead of the $10 each they charged me. Second, the aluminum coating comes off at all the creases when you fold it and wherever you touch it. It will shortly be a white poly sheet with no reflective properties whatsoever.

    Here's a picture of the backside (the non-silver side) of the sheet up against my sliding glass door - the light spots are where the aluminum coating on the silver side has worn off just from my handeling of the sheet. I can't imagine how it would hold up in a washihng machine.



    I called the company and told them about my dissatisfaction. The said I could return the bed sheets for a refund less "a restocking fee"...why would someone restock a defective product? are they going to try to pawn this off on someone else?

    Instead I'll just warn others not to buy the product.
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    i still want to experiment with this stuff a little. feel like pawning off one of them on me?

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    Bummer; I was looking forward to some good news about this stuff.

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    cameronjreed - have you seen the adventure medical "heat sheet" at rei? it's made with polyetheline instead of polypropolene, I was wondering if you thought they were comprable?
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    I sent an email complaint and pics of the sheet to innovative and they just sent back and email stating they will make an exception and refund cost and shipping if I return the sheets to them - so back they go

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    This is a fairly common issue with aluminized plastics.
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    i wonder if a DWR coatign would help protect the aluminum without affecting the heat reflictiveness too much.

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    the aluminum is put on there by vapor deposition... putting a layer of anything on top of the layer of aluminum that isn't really stuck to the mylar will just make it look like the mylar is molting
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickelanddime View Post
    cameronjreed - have you seen the adventure medical "heat sheet" at rei? it's made with polyetheline instead of polypropolene, I was wondering if you thought they were comprable?
    I have read about the Heet Sheets, but I have no expereince with them.
    A quick google turned up the following...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Original-Heet-Sh...QQcmdZViewItem

    I am disappointed to hear about this materials extraordinary shortcomings (ESPECIALLY the bad customer service)
    Thanks for warning us.
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    don't know any details about it. it may still be a vapor barrier just like the plain mylar space blanket.

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