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Hood Surface Temps...

Okay, I'm looking to find out what the hottest temps are on the surface of my 2014 GT.

I want to use some Flex Seal to spray on the inside of my new Hood Scoop to prevent water from flowing through. It's good to 350ļ F so I'm guessing it will be fine.

Also, the scoop comes with a wire Honey Comb insert on the front that actually does scoop air, and I plan on sealing that up with Rubber Mat material. I don't want it to scoop air / dirt / water. Scooping air at elevated speeds just seems like a bad idea when there isn't any place for the air to go.

First step is to seal the interior where it makes contact with the hood, then it should be easy enough to plug up the front with some black mat.



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I think where you are applying the sealant will be fine. No turbo or exhaust manifold is nearby to overheat the sealant.

If this means anything, I have a scoop on my scat pack. Water will get into the scoop and dampen the engine when it rains but it's not soaking wet. Same when I wash the car. However, the hood is dual wall and most water is routed between the hood panels and out the back through drain slots on the hood near the firewall.

I open the hood after washing the car and water drains from between the dual wall hood. When I drive air pressure keeps the dual panel ventilated.

Air entering the hood flows through the dual panel and also into the engine bay and exits under the car taking heat with it.

Edit: is the hood you installed metal or composite/fiberglass? I originally was thinking you added a bolt on scoop.then recall you received a hood with scoop for christmas.


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Edit: is the hood you installed metal or composite/fiberglass? I originally was thinking you added a bolt on scoop.then recall you received a hood with scoop for christmas.
Composite bolt-on and 3M tape. It uses both. Itís open in the front, but there is no hole / flow-through in the hood. It scoops air but has no exit for the air. Iím concerned it may lift away from the hood. The second concern is sealing around the edges. There is a slight gap in 2 spots between the scoop and the hood. Itís barely noticeable (except to ME) and I want to fill the gap.

The Plan is to apply masking tape all around the outside seem, then spray the sealer from the scoop opening all around the inside of the seam. After a couple of coats, I will remove the tape and do any cleanup needed. After that, I want to install a rubber insert in the front and seal it up.

In this way, I wonít see an air gap, I wonít have to worry about lifting, and it will be easier cleaning after car washing.


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