Are hood liners necessary?
Results 1 to 11 of 11

This is a discussion on Are hood liners necessary? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Just got my car back from the body shop. They had to replace the hood from hail damage and DID ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    22

    Are hood liners necessary?

    Just got my car back from the body shop. They had to replace the hood from hail damage and DID paint the underside of the hood, but didn't put a liner back on. My understanding is that hood liners keep clear coat from getting too hot and peeling ...and in an engine fire, it helps smother the flames so you have time to get out. Not really sure of the pros and cons other than that.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    19,663
    I Support ClubWRX
    The job isn't complete, then. Make them install the liner.
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno)

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning, LLC

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  4. #3
    Registered User xFalleNx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Voorhees, NJ
    Posts
    4,033
    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    The job isn't complete, then. Make them install the liner.
    This. Regardless of whether it's needed or not, they were paid to do a job and didn't 100% complete it.
    --Anthony 2011 DGM WRX stg2+sf intake WTFtuned ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Official Subie owner as of 01/10/11
    Stink Eye Mob #87

    Bye bye Bimmer
    Hellooo '11 REX

  5. #4
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    This. Regardless of whether it's needed or not, they were paid to do a job and didn't 100% complete it.
    I agree, guys. I think they owe me a liner... I can take it off or put it on as I want, but they should have installed it. I think they thought if they painted the underside they didn't have to put a new liner on. Oh insurance repairs are just too much fun.
    thnx

  6. #5
    Registered User xFalleNx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Voorhees, NJ
    Posts
    4,033
    Quote Originally Posted by wrexie View Post
    Oh insurance repairs are just too much fun.
    thnx
    I hear that dude. Good luck!
    --Anthony 2011 DGM WRX stg2+sf intake WTFtuned ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Official Subie owner as of 01/10/11
    Stink Eye Mob #87

    Bye bye Bimmer
    Hellooo '11 REX

  7. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    22
    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    I hear that dude. Good luck!
    yeah.. gonna need the luck...we'll see if I even get a call back today.
    What, they didn't think I'd notice it was gone cuz I'm a girl, or what? Now I want a zebra striped liner. lol

  8. #7
    Registered User xFalleNx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Voorhees, NJ
    Posts
    4,033
    Quote Originally Posted by wrexie View Post
    yeah.. gonna need the luck...we'll see if I even get a call back today.
    What, they didn't think I'd notice it was gone cuz I'm a girl, or what? Now I want a zebra striped liner. lol
    haha doubt it was on purpose because of your sex, more likely than not it was just due to laziness and poor customer care. Getting them to give you a zebra print one may be more of a stretch, but may be worth a shot haha.
    --Anthony 2011 DGM WRX stg2+sf intake WTFtuned ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Official Subie owner as of 01/10/11
    Stink Eye Mob #87

    Bye bye Bimmer
    Hellooo '11 REX

  9. #8
    zax
    zax is offline
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    12,671
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    +1 on the laziness.
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly unimaginably stock 2015 STi build thread
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon Build Thread Now tuned for 99% pure Unicorn Jizz!

    Zach | Moderator -- Mid-Atlantic States, Tech & Modifying & General Repairs
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302 | N.E.R.D. Subject Zero
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  10. #9
    Luke Skywalker Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    20,643
    +Lazy on the oneness.
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan Stock...for now Soon to be OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning
    "If I have 10 ice cubes and you have 11 giraffes, how many pancakes can fit on the roof? Purple, because aliens don’t wear hats" -Ying

  11. #10
    Moderator   Sasquatch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Southeastern PA
    Posts
    31,062
    I Support ClubWRX
    I do not think they are needed at all. Been removing the ones from my cars for over 20 years now. Why? Read on: How to safely clean an engine bay

    Quote Originally Posted by wrexie View Post
    Just got my car back from the body shop. They had to replace the hood from hail damage and DID paint the underside of the hood, but didn't put a liner back on. My understanding is that hood liners keep clear coat from getting too hot and peeling ...and in an engine fire, it helps smother the flames so you have time to get out. Not really sure of the pros and cons other than that.
    That is laziness on their part, unless they wanted the paint to fully cure before installing. The notion they help put a fire out is false. I think the Mythbusters even took that one on.
    Moderator for: Aftermarket Vendor & Installer Review / Detailing Forum / Engine Modifications / Exterior & Appearance
    New Member Hangout / Off Topic / Tri-State
    ScoobyDMC #003 Blobeye Syndicate #10
    2004 WRX Sedan PSM 5MT Tactrix Stage 2+ Blouch TD04 19T @ 21 psi
    Mods & Pics

  12. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    22
    I haven't heard back from ins. or body shop..
    Do the newer Impreza's come with liners? If people pull them all the time anyway, I would think they wouldn't put them on vehicles any longer if they serve no purpose. I'm wondering if that might be why one wasn't ordered with the new hood...

    Oh well... unfortunately, the whole thing's been an ordeal.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •