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Old July 23rd, 2008, 10:41 AM
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Hood Blackout

Is there any interest for a matte black vinyl-based hood blackout for defenders? They are popular with the Discovery crowd, mostly for the glare reduction from roof mounted lights and also for the appearance... It could be a good alternative for people who don't want to drill their bonnet for putting 5-bar on it.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:07 PM
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It would cover all the inperfections in my hood........

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Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:12 PM
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There's a couple different designs that could be made, but looking at my hood yesterday, we figured the best would be right down the center at the bottom of the bevel...
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 01:31 PM
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Problem with that is that the glare that bugs your eyes on a Defender hood comes from the LH and RH sides where it rises from the flat in the middle.
The middle never reflects so it may look cool, but it won't stop a driver/ glare issue.

I did tons of tests on this subject when we build the #67 Dormobile 110 and the only thing that actually made a difference for driving glare was to paint the entire hood.
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