I am using the Ames Molded Hood Insulation for my base 400 68 bird (i.e. not RA) and noticed that it is starting to wear the paint off the radiator core to fender support brackets on both sides. In the picture it looks like glare from the overhead light but the bare metal is showing. The insulation is tacked to the hood snugly and does not sag.
I can cut out some of the insulation and bypass the problem, just checking to see if anyone has a better idea? Thanks
Mine has done the same. I wouldn't trim or cut the fiberglass, it will weaken it.
I used to be indecisive. Now I'm not sure. I feel like I am diagonally parked in a parallel universe. 1968 400 convertible (Scarlet) 1968 400 coupe - R/A clone (Blue Pearl) (for sale) 1968 350 - 4 speed 'vert - 400 clone (the beast!) 1968 350 convertible - Wife's car now- 400 clone (Aleutian Blue) (Blue Angel) 1967 326 convertible - Sold 2008 Durango - winter beater 1980 T/A SE Bandit - Sold 2008 GXP - New one from NH is AWESOME! 2017 Durango Citadel - Modern is nice! HEMI is amazing! 1976 T/A - 455, 4 spd. Newest hatchling in the nest.
Get a small piece of pipe insulation like you would put around water pipe and put it over your support after you repaint it. It doesn't attach it just sits there. It will protect it. If it looks of leave it or when you want show the car just pull it off. It takes 2 seconds.
Or perhaps paint the supports with a more durable paint? Powder coat? Maybe bend them down ever so slightly.
Mine don't have that issue. Even if it did it would be lost among the 6000 other issue!