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Old 06-07-2019, 07:12 PM   #1
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Useless???

Does this thing do anything or is it just "dress up" under the hood?
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:20 PM   #2
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Protects the hood from heat?


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Old 06-07-2019, 07:22 PM   #3
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I don't think it serves much more of a purpose. I've read they can be designed to help delay an engine fire from getting out of control allowing you time to escape. I've also heard it helps with sound deadening.

Having said that, I removed mine. It's stained and disgusting from car soap coming through the heat extractors.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:43 PM   #4
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I know my ZL1 doesn’t have one but other Camaros I have had definitely had hood insulation.
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Old 06-07-2019, 11:03 PM   #5
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Old 06-08-2019, 12:08 AM   #6
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I know my ZL1 doesn’t have one but other Camaros I have had definitely had hood insulation.
If it useless enough for the ZL1 to skip it I don't need it either. TY!
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:10 PM   #7
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The hood on the ZL1 is different than the SS hood too!
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Old 06-08-2019, 02:37 PM   #8
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If removed, the engine heat will eventually damage the paint on the hood.
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:10 PM   #9
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That is correct!
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If removed, the engine heat will eventually damage the paint on the hood.
Any proof of this? Let's see some examples.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:17 PM   #11
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Any proof of this? Let's see some examples.
Just saying, I've seen it before. Not worth removing.
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Just saying, I've seen it before. Not worth removing.
Are you certain the engine heat destroyed it or was it clear coat failure? Also what about aftermarket hoods that have no liners?

I have a hard time believing engine heat can destroy the paint. I did a bit of digging about this last year and I couldn't find any proof. At what temperature does it take to damage car paint? There's tons of plastic under the hood of our cars as well.
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Are you certain the engine heat destroyed it or was it clear coat failure? Also what about aftermarket hoods that have no liners?

I have a hard time believing engine heat can destroy the paint. I did a bit of digging about this last year and I couldn't find any proof. At what temperature does it take to damage car paint? There's tons of plastic under the hood of our cars as well.
I've seen hoods in the past where the paint became dull due to lack of underhood insulation. I wouldn't call it clear coat failure, but long exposure to high heat will definitely dull paint. I'm not telling anyone here not to remove the insulation, but that removal may result in paint damage somewhere down the road. Better safe than sorry.
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8minus4, don’t try to explain anymore! Let people believe what they want to no matter what is being said.
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