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Old 02-17-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Underhood shield

Finally had to take mine off today. 2004 with 50k miles, always covered and kept clean but this damn thing was falling apart, today I opened the hood and most of it was on the engine. Anyone else has to take theirs off?

Also even using the proper panel removal tools over half the tabs broke off. Paint underneath is so-so.
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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Re: Underhood shield

Yeah I took mine off a few weeks back after getting my DuSpeed since it was running on it. It was a pain in the ass getting it off. Paint underneath was good minus not all of it being painted. uploadfromtaptalk1361137274906.jpg
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Old 02-17-2013, 12:42 PM   #3
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The center is just primer. I bought a rattle can of matching paint and a rattle can of clear coat. It looks worlds better than the ratty blanky. Most of the plastic buttons broke on mine too but no big deal. I fished a cable through the holes on the back of the hood and pulled the washer lines through from the passenger side to the drivers. For giggles I bought a rear G6 Pontiac emblem on eBay and put it in the center.

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I had to notch my hood for the blower and did this to seal the LPE much better.

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The center is just primer. I bought a rattle can of matching paint and a rattle can of clear coat. It looks worlds better than the ratty blanky. Most of the plastic buttons broke on mine too but no big deal. I fished a cable through the holes on the back of the hood and pulled the washer lines through from the passenger side to the drivers. For giggles I bought a rear G6 Pontiac emblem on eBay and put it in the center.


Does your intake hit your hood like a tiny little bit? Even with everything shaved and the shield off it rubs just a little bit. It's not a big deal its just something I noticed.

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I had to notch my hood for the blower and did this to seal the LPE much better.


What type of material is that?
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Dynamat hoodliner

et better sound, protect your car's paint finish and get that show car look with a custom thermo-acoustic Dynamat Hoodliner. The Hoodliner's "Sound Soaker" foam absorbs engine noise, delivering a quieter listening environment in your vehicle. In addition, the Hoodliner's 1 mil. reinforced aluminized skin creates a water/oil barrier that reflects up to 97% of radiant heat to protect the hood's paint finish.
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Dynamat hoodliner

et better sound, protect your car's paint finish and get that show car look with a custom thermo-acoustic Dynamat Hoodliner. The Hoodliner's "Sound Soaker" foam absorbs engine noise, delivering a quieter listening environment in your vehicle. In addition, the Hoodliner's 1 mil. reinforced aluminized skin creates a water/oil barrier that reflects up to 97% of radiant heat to protect the hood's paint finish.

It comes in one big sheet? Did you just use cardboard cutouts to get the shape? Looks good.
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Old 02-17-2013, 01:58 PM   #8
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Does your intake hit your hood like a tiny little bit? Even with everything shaved and the shield off it rubs just a little bit. It's not a big deal its just something I noticed.

Not even a tiny bit and haven't for over 5 years (2 years the production unit) even with the blanket on. I took that off because it looked like crap. One thing I have that helps IMHO is an Ingalls Stiffy engine torque damper. Stock engine mounts and no Stiffy means the engine can jump all over the place. The other possibilities are install or car build tolerances. I've installed several intakes on all years of the GTO and all of the ones I did went on quickly without issue. I have had reports of up to 1/2" differences between cars though. One was at a speed shop on a completely undamaged goat and the gap between the A/C condenser and front cross brace was a 1/2" less making it so the intake could not fit down in the gap.

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Not even a tiny bit and haven't for over 5 years even with the blanket on. I took that off because it looked like crap. One thing I have that helps IMHO is an Ingalls Stiffy engine torque damper. Stock engine mounts and no Stiffy means the engine can jump all over the place. The other possibilities are install or car build tolerances. I've installed several intakes on all years of the GTO and all of the ones I did went on quickly without issue. I have had reports of up to 1/2" differences between cars though. One was at a speed shop on a completely undamaged goat and the gap between the A/C condenser and front cross brace was a 1/2" less making it so the intake could not fit down in the gap.

Yea I figured every car was a little different with these things. Mine has been on for 3 years. The spot it makes is like half the size of a dime. It doesn't seem to be hurting anything so it doesn't really bother me.
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Yep, I made paper templates and cut to size
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I covered my stock hood liner with a mat from carmotorsports[dot]com



I have pics of it installed, but can't seem to find them at the moment. I will say that it made a huge improvement on the engine bay's appearance.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:58 PM   #12
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I did mine last year, removal went smooth. Installed a liner from hoodliners.net with a custom GTO silver logo.
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personally dig this guys set up... custom stitched fire thingy from nascar, only read a short bit about it but it looks awesome.

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On the other pictures here you guys just dangled the washer hose from one side to the other. The very back channel is hollow and it's easy to fish something across to pull it through. Easy to clean up the looks.
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I did mine last year, removal went smooth. Installed a liner from hoodliners.net with a custom GTO silver logo.

Pics?
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I covered my stock hood liner with a mat from carmotorsports[dot]com



I have pics of it installed, but can't seem to find them at the moment. I will say that it made a huge improvement on the engine bay's appearance.

Doing the same to mine, it came in a couple of weeks ago but have not put in on yet.
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I took mine off because it was rubbing the maggie. I had the underside of the hood painted to match looks better now than it did when I had it on I think it costed me about $200 bucks to have it painted.
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I took mine off since it was ugly and ratty looking. Sprayed it with some leftover black krylon and it really freshened it up.

No matter how gentle I was in prying the clips off, half of them broke and I had to find some new ones at autozone...
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Doing the same to mine, it came in a couple of weeks ago but have not put in on yet.

It takes a bit of dexterity to install it, but I'm no professional and still pulled it off. Take your time and be sure to have everything perfectly centered before spraying the adhesive on both material and liner.

I cut the hood scoops out with a razor blade once it was glued. I also used a rubber roller like this when applying the material.
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I did mine last year, removal went smooth. Installed a liner from hoodliners.net with a custom GTO silver logo.

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I covered my stock hood liner with a mat from carmotorsports[dot]com



I have pics of it installed, but can't seem to find them at the moment. I will say that it made a huge improvement on the engine bay's appearance.

Is this available without the GTO logo on it? Looks like a nice unit, other than that.
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The problem with the stock and other blankets is they hold oil and dirt. Outside of the first couple of years mine never really looked great. They're put on mainly for noise reduction but the insulating ability is a negative as it helps trap engine bay heat
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My hood liner isn't looking too hot, and I have been contemplating on removing mine also. I want to paint my hood underneath like JDrobycki did his - the frame structure in SRM and the indent areas in crinkle black, but I'd also get the areas where the scoops are painted black as well.


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Without the hood liner, does your hood paint not boil/cook? I thought the hood liner was their to dissipate heat . . .
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Without the hood liner, does your hood paint not boil/cook? I thought the hood liner was their to dissipate heat . . .

It's not gonna hurt it.
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What Paul said might have some truth to it. When I had the 3rd-generation Firebird, the overall opinion of the online owner's group was that the paint will suffer without the blanket. These guys were very certain of this.

If my Svede rubs the blanket, I will adjust to suit, but the blanket will stay.
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Is this available without the GTO logo on it? Looks like a nice unit, other than that.

Yes, but you do not have to order it from the company where I purchased mine. You can just order a regular hood insulator carpet w/adhesive, then install it yourself on your current liner. Total cost should be around $25-$35 for the materials needed. You might be able to find them cheaper too, just look on ebay.

If you were close by, I'd offer to do it for you because I already have a few extra rolls of that material in my garage. Only problem is that the shipping cost for the insulator is a killer! UPS wants somewhere around $110 to mail it.
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I run an aftermarket hood with no blanket. I have run this set up in both Las Vegas and Phoenix with no damage to the hood paint whatsoever.
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