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Old 17 Nov 2003, 02:23 pm
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Is it there to reflect the heat or obsorb it?
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Old 17 Nov 2003, 02:39 pm
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Since most of the liners I have seen are polished, they would reflect the heat. If they were a dark color, they would absorb the heat.
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Old 17 Nov 2003, 06:40 pm
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Michael,
I think the question was about the original blanket liner not an aftermarket shiny one.

OurPTGT,
I was told the original blanket under the PT (and most cars) hood is for fire suppression. If there's a fire, the plastic buttons that hold the blanket on are supposed to melt and drop the blanket on the fire and help smother it.
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I thought the blanket was to reduce engine noise to the outside. The plastic retainers were just cheap versions of the steel ones of the '60s.
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yeah I think its to deaden engine noise and to protect the hood from peeling.
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I believe it is probably a combination of all the items mentioned above, to deaden engine noise, protect the paint from heat and to act as fire suppression, think about it, it does all three.
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Michael,
I think the question was about the original blanket liner not an aftermarket shiny one.
OurPTGT,
I was told the original blanket under the PT (and most cars) hood is for fire suppression. If there's a fire, the plastic buttons that hold the blanket on are supposed to melt and drop the blanket on the fire and help smother it.
Cary, I read the same thing somewhere's. I'm thinking of painting mine with BBQ grill brush on paint. I purchsed one of those SS liners from ACC (after seeing yours at CTF3)but am having second thoughts on installing it. I think the heat from the turbo will surly melt the plastic trim around the edges. It just doesn't look like it will hold up to the heat. It's just collecting dust under the bed LoL! Decisions, decisions...[:0]
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Kevin,

Until you said something....I didn't realize that the edging on the SS underhood piece was plastic. I just went out to the garage to check and your right. Do you really think it would melt? That's a bunch of money you put out to just let the thing stay under the bed. I guess you could try to sell it, or put it on and hope for the best.
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What does the liner on the edge do? Does it stop the liner from rubbing the hood or is it just dress edging? Is it removeable so it can just go bye-bye or be replaced if it shows signs of melting? Don't toss a SS shield just because of some plastic. You can probably use it if you just keep an eye out for deterioration.
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Old 18 Nov 2003, 12:13 pm
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The edging doesn't really do anything except dress up the edge, so the large piece could be put on without it. Not sure what the edge looks like without the edging though...could be a bit rough. I say TRY IT, and if there's heating (aka melting) problems, take the edge off. [:I]

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