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Old 03-13-2013, 05:41 PM
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ABS plastic hood scoop (fake)

I am putting a thin abs plastic (fake) hood scoop on my suv, the scoop is only 2.5" tall. I am thinking since it is very flexable that I would fill the under side with spray foam prior to installation to firm things up. Is that a good idea ?? Any & all help would be much appreciated.

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Old 03-13-2013, 05:54 PM
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Who's going to be walking on it? Just asking. Once it's mounted it will probably be fine.
DON'T put a bunch of spray foam under it. That stuff holds moisture and it will rot the hood out from the inside.
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Why put them on in the first place?

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Give him a break Ray, at least he is doing something and you have to start somewhere...
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I had a large sliding door installed in my house. I asked the installer why he didnt use the spray foam insulation....He said it expands too much putting pressure on the door frame which would cause it to bow.....Imagine what it would do to your flimsy hood scoop
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[Quote] astroracer ... Give him a break Ray, at least he is doing something and you have to start somewhere... [Quote]

I agree, we all need a place to start, I also agree with your advice, spray foam is not the way to go, of that there is no question and I'm not trying to come down on the OP. The OP, Harrison said that any and all help would be appreciated which I would assume means an opinion, I know, we all have opinions just like we all have...................Belly buttons. My opinion is that fake air scoops on Harrison's SUV won't improve his SUV in any way shape or form however, that being said, if Harrison feels strongly on putting air scoops on his SUV, then your advice is excellent and if I was the OP I would follow it.

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