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    What is the purpose of (formed panel attached under bonnet/hood)

    Hi in my engine bay on the roof of the bonnet there is this thin yellow ugly cartboard thing attached with plastic pins.
    I want to remove it tried prying the plastic pins but no success.. Whats underneath that board and how do i remove it safely

    I just genlty tried lifting it and a chunk came off so brittle.

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    Picture?

    Does the thing cover a large area of the underside of the bonnet/hood?

    If so, it's probably an insulation panel for sound/heat.

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    You mean like this:

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    Yes that thing i wanted to remove it so i can make it a pure black instead of that ugly colour but its exteeamly brittle as i tried removing pins most of it broke so i removed it and threw it away il get a new one from dealer
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    If you find the part number for the pins that hold it on please post it up

    I cannot tell a difference with it on or with it off noise wise I'm guessing it eliminates sound and protects the paint from heat. Mines been off for a long time no paint issues.

    My pins broke when i was taking Mine off to clean. (salt spray)
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    Lol i wil do so left side nossel unattached from foto view inside the right i think not sure..... But il post it if i get any
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    I remember a post a while ago saying that is fire suppression blanket?
    Dunno for sure but it's not something I'd put there if it had no purpose.
    Since you've already wrecked it, it would be an interesting experiment to hold a torch to it to see what happens.
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    Sounds good il do it and update you wil make a fire and hold it over it see what happens
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter View Post
    Sounds good il do it and update you wil make a fire and hold it over it see what happens
    Or you could use a small flame such as a from a match, or a cigaratte lighter.

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    Oky i held a lighters flame to it on several places and only that black hairy stuff burned and died i turned it around and burned the inside it doesnt want to ignight and burn but i wil make a fire and chuck it on top or do more experiments with it and flames
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