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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-29-2004, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Seen a couple of posts on here a while back talking about aftermarket headers...with no heatshield...may cause the Paint on the hood to bubble, crack.

Talked to most people and them all say theres no such thing.


So, is there anyone here who actually has first hand knowledge about the paint on the hood with an aftermarket header?
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a prime example is this post:
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Originally Posted by JUICEDGSR95 on Oct/15/02
To answer your question, no you dont have to put them in. I would leave the heatsheild on though, the heat will kill the paint on your hood. just my $.02
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I dont know for sure but this is my prime example. How many people on this site do you see with an aftermarket header WITHOUT the heat-sheild. LOTS! I think that if it really affected the paint then most of the well informed people on this site would not leave it off. Thats just what I think but like I said, im not sure.

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true, however most people are still using the stock hood.

i'm running a fiberglass hood which dosen hold upto heat as well at the metal stock hood.

if i were still running my stock hood i wouldnt have a problem running no heatshield at all. ya know what i mean?
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I've been running no heat shield with carbon fiber hood for over a year now, no problems.
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im am a good example of no bad results--

most of us guys run a turbo manifold which gets 10X hotter and no harm to paint--

i just got my CF hood and have had no probs yet either
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I don't see how it would get hot enough to do that . When your moving the wind from your speed takes most of that heat out of the engine bay. And when your stopped your not running hot because your stopped.

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so the few people posting that say that problems may occure, are either full of sh*t or theres something else (other then their header) causing their paint to crack and peel.

Thanks for all the comments guys!
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Originally Posted by jdm_styl3 on Jan/30/04
I've been running no heat shield with carbon fiber hood for over a year now, no problems.


Yea, but you know Carbon fiber is baked at an extremely high temp in a oversized pressure cooker?

Carbon fiber can handle extremely high temperatures, no car can produce enough heat to melt carbon fiber.

What this guy is asking, is if ANYoNE WITH A FIBER GLASS HOOD has any problems with heat. I don't recall the melting point of fiberglass... or the temperature that is required to make the chemicals in the paint react.

Quote: jojo on Jan/30/04 I don't see how it would get hot enough to do that . When your moving the wind from your speed takes most of that heat out of the engine bay. And when your stopped your not running hot because your stopped.
We had a discussion a while back about this also. Neouser actually did a test and showed that ambient temps in the engine bay are pretty much the same as the out side temp when the car is at speed. This was brought up in a SRI vs CAI discussion.

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just one more carbon FIber hood here- almost 2 years and no problem.

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i've heard of problems. but only due to faulty making of the hood. something with the gelcoat or some sh*t of the fiberglass? just buy a good hood and u'll have no problems!
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i've heard of problems. but only due to faulty making of the hood. something with the gelcoat or some sh*t of the fiberglass? just buy a good hood and u'll have no problems!
I've got the Kaminari hood.Suppose to be one of the best on the market. at least thats what i HEAR.
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Just don't buy a crappy one withouyt good heat resistance. If you spend the money on somthing like dc sports, your not guna have a problem. If your getting somthin off ebay with no name for $150 you could be in trouble. You can also always get that heat resistant wraping at just about any auto parts store.
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Just don't buy a crappy one withouyt good heat resistance. If you spend the money on somthing like dc sports, your not guna have a problem. If your getting somthin off ebay with no name for $150 you could be in trouble. You can also always get that heat resistant wraping at just about any auto parts store.
actually i'm trying to decide which one to go with of these 4.
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Greddy
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JG Edelbrock

the 4-2-1 and Stainless Steel of course.
However I cannot seem to find any Dyno's of these that i can compare them.I think Greddy is the only one with a Dyno of a GSR no mod engine... DC only has the LS.

I checked all the articles here... and i'm still trying to figure it out.
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