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  1. Join Date
    Oct 2002
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    #1
    I've long despised Suzuki's failure to include a heat shield/insulator underneath the hood of the Vitara. Eversince I shifted to customized headers, my engine compartment has been hotter than average. Installation of Thermotec heatwraps signficantly reduced the heat however I felt that it could be reduced some more. A disadvantage of this excess heat would be on the paint finish on my hood. The excess heat allows water droplets to evaporate faster and thus leave unsightly water spots that has always caught the ire of theveed kahit naka Zaino na ako :lol:

    A few days ago while at Robinsons Handyman, I came across this product:

    Glass Fiber Rolls
    Fire proof - Heat Insulation - Sound muffling - Warm keeping - Electricity insulation - Acid and Base proof
    The product is mainly made of silica (SiO2). It can resist 700C for 3 hours. Its muffling rate for sound frequencies of 500-4000 waves/second is over 90%% Its heat transfer rate is 0.03kcal/mhr C

    Here's the picture installed:


    So far maganda ang reduction ng heat sa hood ko. Now I just have to wait for the rains to see if it helps reduce the spots.

  2. Join Date
    Oct 2002
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    #2
    Hehe... Sakit sa ulo no?

  3. Join Date
    Mar 2003
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    #3
    sir wiretap magkano yung ganyan?

  4. Join Date
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    #4
    Di ba parang sound deadening mats yan? Halos kapareho ng color and material nakakabit sa sidings ko. :D

  5. Join Date
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    #5
    jeff: P600 sa Robinsons Handyman Ermita

    Ungas: Yup, it has sound deadening characteristics as well. May adhesive siya sa reverse side. Installation is like a sticker lang where you have to peel off the back decal.

  6. Join Date
    May 2004
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    #6
    This could be the solution to my questions! Because at the start of a small rainfalls and at the end of a rainfall, as the hood is drying up, I see some smoke, or should I call this "heat vapor gases" coming out of the hood! This explains how hot our engine compartments are.

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    #7
    astec: Bili ka na! hehehe

    Tremendous improvement talaga sa hood heat reduction guys! The temperature of the hood now is just the same as that of my other body panels.

  8. Join Date
    May 2004
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    #8
    Pwede rin! Pag nagawi ako sa Handyman.

  9. Join Date
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    #9
    Pwede rin! Pag nagawi ako sa Handyman.

  10. Join Date
    Oct 2002
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    #10
    hmmm..tempting..sira sira pa naman nagyon yung stock hood insulation ko..
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