A few people have had some issues with fires being caused by leaves/grass being thrown up on the exhaust manifold. I have not had these issues (yet), but as a precaution, I fabricated this shield. I have checked, and it does not contact the tire.
I need to get a tig machine soon. I could make up some nice light weight products, just can't seem to give the money up. And it is to much trouble converting my mig over to aluminum back and forth. Good job on the shield.
Yes it does. I made this shield from an old aluminum stop sign. The underside of my shield you see in the picture still has the red stop sign reflective material on it. That tells me the shield has not gotten hot enough to even burn that material off much less anything that lands on top of it.