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Removing bonnet lining

maldotcom2

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I'm considering removing the black rubber lining on the underside of the bonnet. It's a bit tattered and was thinking it might look good if i pull it off and polish the paint underneath.

Has anyone done this?
 

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Sure it will make your car louder as with any type of removal. But I don't think many of us still run one. My first one on the V6 got riped to bits with a balancer/belt failure and the 2nd was on the VP so obsiously that's long gone :)
 

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It's there to stop heat messing up the paint on your bonnet. Dynamat do a special type of material to replace this stuff, and it looks pretty trick if you lay it on neatly! Tally Ho!
 

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Yeah i figured it was for heat protection, but lots of show cars don't have this. So basically i just wanna know if heat is going to damage the paint, or whether it was just a precaution by holden.
 

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yeah up to you mate,

as mentioned tho, you will get a little more unwanted noise coming from under the hood. not to mention extra heat on your bonnet/paint.

that said, however, plenty of guys driving round without them without any issues.

i'd personally keep it on.

from memory, a newy from holden is only about 60 bucks or so if you wanted a fresher looking one
 

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It's a precaution, I've only ever seen the paint damaged without a hood-lining after an overheat, or excessive idling in traffic in hot weather. If I were you I'd at least put something on there, jaycar's roadkill maybe?
 

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Got no clue on the paint, I had almost no paint left on the bonnet before I took it off so that doesn't worry me, not every car has insulation onthe bonnet from the factory
 

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Keep it on. Helps insulate the heat and will be better for cold morning start ups.
 
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