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Underbonnet covering

Post by GTC Ian » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:57 pm

Sonds like a good idea Kev. I will get the ball rolling. Does anyone know of a thin covering, suitable for under the bonnet? The underside of the bonnet of Barbaras SS1 is not very good. She tried painting it , but after a while the white streaks return. Like most women she wants it spotless. Can you get radiator foil in black?


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Post by MrGoldtop1960 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:17 pm

Hi Ian,
Generally radiator foil is designed to reflect heat I.e. Needs to be shiney, so black would absorb heat, which is not what the product was originally designed for. Do you know what the white streaks are and what paint was being used?
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Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:25 pm

GTC Ian wrote:Sonds like a good idea Kev. I will get the ball rolling. Does anyone know of a thin covering, suitable for under the bonnet? The underside of the bonnet of Barbaras SS1 is not very good. She tried painting it , but after a while the white streaks return. Like most women she wants it spotless. Can you get radiator foil in black?
You can get this stuff: http://www.frost.co.uk/eastwood-under-h ... rosol.html - don't know if that's any better?


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Re: Underbonnet covering

Post by GTC Ian » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:53 am

Ive no idea what the white stuff is. I thought it might be caused by damp, but not so sure now. We used stone chip primer and top coat.Looked good for a while.


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Re: Underbonnet covering

Post by Oldconn » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:24 pm

Sounds daft, but Decathlon sell some very thin foam sleeping rolls, which are aluminised on one side. Quite cheap too, I think I paid about 8 euros. I cut one to fit under the bonnet of my old Mini, and stuck it on with spray glue. Looked good, helped reduce noise, and was still stuck on when I sold the car three years later.


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