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    Just curious how many have removed the hood liner. They get nasty looking, and I’ve heard where some people have the pony under it. If you’ve removed yours have you had any issues with paint getting to hot?
     
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    There's no pony under the hood liner on 18+ models. As far as removing the liner, I don't believe it's going to hurt the paint, but you might hear more engine noise.
     
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    Clear coat with rattle can to protect
     
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    I'd replace it with another OEM liner, if it got ratty. They serve a purpose.
     
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    I’ve been contemplating taking it off for a while. Looks cleaner without them, to me anyway. And I’ve read that they mainly serve as noise deadening. Mine so loud I doubt I’d hear much a difference anyway.
     
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    I pulled mine off about a year ago. 2017 GT has the Pony logo under it. (15-17) no issues and I didn't really notice any noise difference. Maybe a little. Perfectly fine to take off. Lot of people do. On another thread guys posted great pics of some art work they had done on the inside. Anyone want to post one? No damage to the inside paint.
     
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    The impression of my Whipple is in mine so I had removed it as well hoping it had a pony but nope :(
     
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    I removed mine 2 years ago. Still no issues with the paint, lower engine temps, and I can hear the V8 better. No downsides at all.
     
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    While a secondary purpose may be to serve as noise deadening, their primary purpose is to extinguish small engine fires, should one occur, before they have an opportunity to engulf your entire vehicle.
     
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    The Whipple doesn’t touch the paint on the under side?
     
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    The actual intended purpose of the under hood blanket is to suppress a engine fire should one start. They are designed to fall down on the engine and smother a fire.
     
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    That's interesting. Thanks for that tidbit, I didn't know that. Mine is notched up front for the blower, but I was going to remove it. I think I'll leave it on now.
     
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    Urban legend. Have you seen any engine fires that were saved by that theory? You won't find any.

    It is sound insulation. Take it off and you will hear more engine noise, especially the injectors. It does nothing for fire suppression and in fact it is flammable itself.

    All that happens when you remove it is more noise. It doesn't protect the paint nor provide suppression of fire. Starting on the S197 model many have removed it and left it off for years with no issues.
     
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    Yes, I was an insurance adjuster for 20 years, and did see more than one engine fire that was extinguished by the liner. It makes a mess, but certainly less of a mess than an entire vehicle that has burned.

    Dont get me wrong. I am not saying that you shouldn't remove one if you want to, but do so knowing what the risk is.
     
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    I don't have a hood liner nor do I have the factory hood. No issues in sun, rain, snow, etc. My hood even has hood vents on both sides and the back of the hood is open. Could you imagine a hood liner with hood vents? Yikes! With hood vents and no liner you can definitely hear more engine noise, but it doesn't bother me.

    My 96 Jeep XJ has no hood liner either but it's still rocking the factory hood. XJ's run hotter than other engines. We just had a cold rain here a few days ago and you could see steam coming off of the hood where the engine bay was getting hot underneath but the rain was cold on top of the hood. I'd imagine I'd be freaking out if I didn't know much about cars lol.



    While I believe it would help a small fire, it wouldn't contain something larger. The liners help to quiet down noise as well as help to get the engine up to operating temperature more quickly.

    Not all cars come with hood liners by the way.
     
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