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Old 01-30-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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hood louvers Iroc

I had to take my hood louvers off the iroc and was as carful as I could be.I still broke 3 on one and 2 on the other.garbage all under them.Have to repaint the hood top,Is there any way to repair the studs I broke?Plus is there any replacment insulation for the hood?there are chuncks missing and oil heavy enuff to coat your fingers.clean oil too.Wonder how that got there?any guesses?
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I've heard of guys epoxying bolts on there and securing them with nuts.
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Old 01-30-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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that might do it.what about replacment hood insulation
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Epoxy worked on mine when I refinished the louvers.

Try 1A Auto for hood insulation.
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Yeah - seen alot of bolts epoxied onto the louvers where the plastic tabs broke.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:31 PM   #6
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Bolts? Or just the treads? I have quite a few broke on mine also
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Bolt. The epoxy holds the bolt better since it has the bolt head to adhere around - more surface area = better hold.
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that sounds good.I wont have to worry about them twisting off again.
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epoxy .25 bolts in the place of the broke studs,works like a charm
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I saw a post where they used velcro tape making it easy to pull the louvers off to clean underneath them-just a thought that I might try
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mine are epoxied....
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3m 2 way tape it works jus have to b careful taking them off the next time!
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Re: hood louvers Iroc

I epoxed the broken ones with short bolts with nuts and lock washers.replaced the old rubber washers between the louver and hood while at it.Is there anything that I can put on them to bring them back to a dark black that wont crack or flake?
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Re: hood louvers Iroc

Yeah, Underhood heat was not nice to the Plastic Studs on those, Must be why they went to Metal Studs on the 91-92 Blisters.

I wonder why an aftermarket Company has not reproduced these, they would make a killing. Unless GM won't release the rights?

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