What is automotive hood insulation made of?

Answer Automobile hood insulation is used as a sound dampener and fire retardant. The material varies depending on the manufacturer, but usually consists of either fiberglass matting or closed cell vinyl-... Read More »

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How to Clean Under Car Hood Insulation?

For many people, their car is the bright spot in their life. They can spend hours cleaning and washing it to make it shine better than it did when it was new. Some of these people do it because the... Read More »

How do I Remove Hood Insulation on a '98 Taurus?

The hood insulation, or hood heat shield, on a 1998 Ford Taurus is designed to reflect heat from the engine, preventing the hood from overheating. The heat shield is made from a special reflective,... Read More »

Will a Quart of Automotive Paint Cover a Hood & Fender?

One quart of automotive paint is almost a liter of liquid. While this sounds like a lot, it is important to know how much surface area of your car it will actually cover.

When was insulation first made?

Insulation has been around almost as long as humans had dwellings. Asbestos has been used as insulation as far back as 3,000 years ago, used in chinking to fill in the cracks of log homes in what i... Read More »