Should I paint it semi-gloss black or gold like the exterior?
I was wondering with the different methods of painting under the hood. I was thinking about using some materials mentioned like the rhino or just extra materials. Im concerned about the hood trapping in alot of engine heat. Not to say some of the ideas dont look good but that was my main concern.
I may just stick to just painting it black and leaving it at that. My understanding is to stick with reflective materials to reduce heat.
The Rhino coating is tough!!! I shot the hood (inside) of one of my other cars with a hand held temperature gauge after some hot driving and it was only at 155ish degrees. That was full sun and after some heated driving in 90 degree weather.
I know I mentioned the Rhino truck liner for under the trunk thinking it looked good and would deaden sound, but, I don't think under the hood would be such a good idea. I thought I read somewhere that when it gets too hot it gets gooey and then almost melts. You wouldn't think that would be true because if it sat out in the sun in the right places it would get real hot too. I'd try to get the specs and see if underhood temps were within it's limits.