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Question 944 hood insulation. which is best?

i've read several posts about hood insulation. anyone want to offer a follow-up as to which is the most effective? we have to replace ours.

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I purchased mine from Vertex, it has adhesive on one side and a shiny metallic side that faces the engine. It's working great, even got some compliments on it at my last concurs event. I think it was around $35 for both pre-cut pieces.

Hardest part was cleaning all of the old stuff off.
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cool, thanks!

i was going to use a rubber scraper to remove the old stuff. it's so worn that it is just falling out in chunks .

i'll order it asap!

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I'd go with none. The later cars don't have it at all( I think post 88), and not having it I've heard helps with cooling. I took mine off and am not going to replace it.
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OH!, I used a 3m spray adhesive remover, worked pretty well, but still a huge pain. I got it at NAPA.
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I have seen a few turbo's that have removed the insulation and the paint on the hood is suffering from it, heat expansion and then cooling contraction cuases spiderwebs in the paint.
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the turbo S did not come with hood insulation. The one I saw was an 88 with perfect original paint
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Wonder if the turbo s had a special hood treatment prior to paint, thus no expansion cracking?

Also wonder if some type of paint/treatment might be a better "alternative" insulation ie crack preventer.

Hmmm, almost have to think....WWARD (What would a Ricer Do?) he, he


As for me I think I am ditching the old insulation on my 83, making it nice and clean, and waiting for new paint time.
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