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BuckeyeSRT 08-07-2012 01:24 PM

Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
I have 15K on my odom and I cant believe the number of dings from road debris on the hood around the Jeep symbol. Has anyone else experienced this? I really hate bug guards and will be pissed if I have to put one on.:mad:

rubicontrail.net 08-07-2012 03:24 PM

Re: Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
I believe lightweight steel.

In the quest for better of fuel economy, most auto manufacturers are using it to reduce weight. Higher end vehicles that can command a higher sale price are also using aluminum.

Scottina06 08-07-2012 03:59 PM

The hoods are aluminum

rubicontrail.net 08-07-2012 04:55 PM

Re: Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 667088)
The hoods are aluminum

Are any of the other body panels aluminum?

Scottina06 08-07-2012 05:59 PM

Re: Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
roof and tailgate???

2012 Summit 08-07-2012 06:33 PM

Re: Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
My liftgate and roof is steel.

Mongoose9400 08-07-2012 08:00 PM

Take a magnet out to the Jeep and find out what does and doesn't stick. Then report back with your findings.


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BuckeyeSRT 08-07-2012 11:21 PM

Re: Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
What ever it is, it is too thin

jgc4ever 08-07-2012 11:48 PM

Re: Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
I have a clear bra and it's protected it at least twice from rocks and showed only slight blemishes I can see on the clear bra but those kind of go away. I did get 3 small rock chips on the hood up past the clear bra, but was able to touch it up with paint mixed with paint thinner, waiting for it to dry and then clear coat touch up mixed with paint thinner. You can't even see the line of the clear bra unless the Jeep is dirty and even then it's a faint broken line. The clear bra was lazer cut including around the JEEP emblem but I don't see any chips there. I guess it depends on the roads you drive. 10k miles on my WK2.

SvenskaJeepGuy 08-08-2012 12:36 AM

Re: Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
The WK has an aluminum hood and mine had survived two front end collisions.... Very strong hood imo

Crashtown 08-08-2012 12:42 AM

Re: Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 667293)
The WK has an aluminum hood and mine had survived two front end collisions.... Very strong hood imo

Mine was no match for a steel sign post @ 45MPH. Thats when I discovered it was aluminum.

josh3008 08-08-2012 03:41 AM

Re: Is the hood made of Aluminum? Is it paper thin?
 
Anyone notice the hood lift a bit when a large road train is coming the other way, Mine lifts but not sure if it is just an illusion?


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