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The hood blanket is getting really ratty on my 03 mach1 so I'm thinking about taking it off and new ones are not available. I track the car a lot and I am worried about the heat from the motor screwing up the paint on the hood. Do I have anything to worry about?
 

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No, not unless you're turbo'd or something.
 

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foxes dont have blankets, and i beat the hell out of my fox on the street and track, never had an issue with paint.
 

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Foxbodies had them, but a lot of them got ditched.
 

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My '93 Cobra has one...maybe earlier year foxes didn't?
They did. But they usually fell apart and get ripped off.


My '88 had one. I pulled it off after it began to disintegrate. Now that I see there are reproductions available, I may put one back on.


But to answer the question. after 10 years or so without it on, the paint is still fine. Of course, I'm not running a turbo or something to cause high heat under the hood.
 

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I remove them from all my cars and pretty much all force fed in some fashion and get pretty hot underhood temps with no issues with paint.
 
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