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Infiniti I30 Hood

Ways to Diagnose Your Infiniti I30 Hood

It's important to keep your Infiniti 30i hood in the best possible condition at all times because it protects the single most important-and expensive-part in your car: the engine. Sure, in the early days of the automobile, many cars did not come with hoods. We've come a long way from that time, however, and nowadays, it's something you just can't go without. On top of protecting all the parts under it, the hood is also part of the whole showpiece package of your cars. It is also one of the things that people notice immediately about your Infiniti-that's why there's a thriving market that sells hood customizations of all shapes, colors, and sizes. When your hood is in trouble, there are a few symptoms that you need to look out for.

The hood bangs noisily

One of the first things that break down with your hood are the hinges and the latch that holds it in place. When these get busted, the hood lets you know immediately with the loudest banging sounds to ever invade the peace of your drive. This kind of thing can happen immediately, and is most obvious-and loud-at the highest speeds. You can quickly tie down the hood in place with a small piece of cut-able twine or string. Because you will have to open the hood up anyway, this solution is good enough so you can make it to a repair shop and get the latch replaced.

Fading and discoloration on the surface

The wide surface area of your hood faces the elements full force almost every day. It isn't so surprising then that the constant exposure to the sun causes some extent of damage to the surface. This damage is normally in the form of ugly swatches of discoloration that clearly indicate a deterioration of the paint. The only real solution when this happens is to repaint the area. However, if you are diligent enough, you can prevent this from ever occurring with a liberal application of weatherproof wax.

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    Unless you are heavily into hot-rodding, or you are driving around in a car from the earliest history of automobiles, you need a proper, working hood. Apart from being a canvas for decal art as well as an exposed feature of your Infiniti I30, the hood plays the all important role of protecting your valuable engine. This critical role is great enough that you should invest a lot of time and effort to keep it in the best condition at all times. Doing so isn't too tall an order, and is certainly more preferable than spending thousands of dollars repairing or replacing a busted engine.


    Hammer out dents

    Depending on the road and weather conditions that you are driving through, your hood will suffer a lot of abuse over its lifetime, and dents and bumps are almost an inevitability. Given the materials that go into making the modern hood, it's a process as simply hammering them out with a rubber mallet. Now, the reason you have to do that is practical and simple: any distortions on the surface of the hood result in a weakening of its structure. Over time, even the tiniest of dents and bumps add up to a weakened hood-with the next hit causing a lot of damage. Again, it bears repeating that under the hood is a very expensive engine that you do not want damaged in the tiniest degree.


    Clean and wax

    Cleaning your hood not only makes it look good, but it also takes away any micro-particles that can scratch, scuff, or otherwise damage the hood. Cleaning, however, isn't as simple as splashing, soaping, and wiping. You have to use warm water, a clean rag, and smooth, gentle strokes to avoid damaging the hood as you try to clean it. Avoid using too powerful hoses as well since it may be strong enough to peel away the coat of paint on your hood. After drying the component, a good coat of wax helps to protect it from the ravages of the elements and prolong the lifespan of the hood. Choose weatherproof waxes for best results.