I am just about to replace the famous split Passenger inner CV boot. Mine was damaged by heat even with stock UP/DP and all shields in place. It has me considering trying to fix the problem with a more permanent solution. Some VW's and FWD GM cars have sheetmetal heat shields around the CV boots but I don't see that being an easy fix.
I am wondering why I can't use silica/mylar fabric to make a flexible boot to go over the rubber CV boot. A similar material to what fire suits are made of. It seems like this would be able to reflect a lot of the radiant heat coming off the exhaust while being flexible enough to allow the CV joint to articulate.
Maybe even something like this: http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Thermo...oot,51155.html
could be attached over the rubber boot.
Thoughts? Should I just try it?