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the headliner in my engine compartment is starting to look bad on my 96. Anybody got some cheap tricks for fixing or replacing it.
 

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I have the same prob on my 99. I've been looking at jegs and summit racing. They have a lot of insulation materials, including hood-specific material. Their hood insulators run around $20. Or maybe you can use their general purpose insulation material.
 

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If you're gonna do that, might as well spend the extra money and get the dynamat type stuff. it'll insulate and quiet the engine down a bit too.
 

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pete_santana said:
the headliner in my engine compartment is starting to look bad on my 96. Anybody got some cheap tricks for fixing or replacing it.
Get the Dyna mat for sure. The adhesive on that stuff rocks. I have socked it and it still is as good as new. My old shit was so bad it fell off onto the engine.
 

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pete_santana said:
the headliner in my engine compartment is starting to look bad on my 96. Anybody got some cheap tricks for fixing or replacing it.

just remove it-
 

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Just tear that crap out, that was long gone on my 99' after about a year. I don't really think there is that much noise dampening from it anyway.
 

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It's not for noise dampening, the main purpose is to keep the paint on the hood from heating up to engine temps. Having that stuff on there really makes a difference in how long the paint on the hood will last, just fyi.
 

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It's not for noise dampening, the main purpose is to keep the paint on the hood from heating up to engine temps. Having that stuff on there really makes a difference in how long the paint on the hood will last, just fyi.

I second this
 

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If the 2002+ doesn't have this, I wouldn't worry about it.

I took mine off my '98 as it was beginning to, well, rot is what it looked like it was doing!

I have a ding in the hood from a wrench (through to metal). If it bubbles, I can always repaint it, but my Integra, Mustang, AND Jeep didn't have the liner, and none of them had paint problems, so I doubt it's to protect the paint. My bet would be for noise reduction only.

-Dave
 

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AggieTaco said:
It's not for noise dampening, the main purpose is to keep the paint on the hood from heating up to engine temps. Having that stuff on there really makes a difference in how long the paint on the hood will last, just fyi.
I was led to believe that its main purpose was to serve as a fire blanket.
In the case of an engine fire- the plastic clips would melt- dropping the blanket to aid in smothering/ the fire

For whaterver reason, my service manager would not warranty it- so I pulled it off a a while back
 

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I haven't had mine on for 4 years, no paint problems to date.


Just remove it.
 

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Why do newer models not have this then, my friends 2001 doesn't have any but he does have a rubber liner on the edge of the hood. Higher temp. resistant paint? Just wondering not flaming.
 

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I'm almost postive (I'll check when I go out for lunch) that my '99 doesn't have one, it's a 2.7. I would guess they are only on V6's.
 

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Those are designed to drop onto the engine in the event of an engine fire. My 98 2.7 doesn't have one, no biggie tho.
 

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Well I guess I was wrong about the paint thing then. All I know is that on my 88 Jeep, when I took the liner off because it was starting to 'erode' the paint on my hood started to deteriorate quickly and when I bitched about it, my dad and some of his friends told me thats what it was there for.
 
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