Most vehicles now come equipped with underhood insulation, even cars that might have you wondering if such a measure is necessary. In addition to giving the vehicle a finished look, underhood shields prevent heat from soaking into the hood and ruining your factory paint, or even your custom paint or vinyl wrap.
Not all cars come with an underhood shield directly from the factory, as with many consumer vehicles,the motor doesn’t produce enough heat to warrant the component. Older vehicles were likely produced under different safety standards that did not require the feature.
And then there are vehicles that produce enough heat over time that even the factory underhood shield can’t keep up, especially vehicles that have been heavily upgraded or modified, vehicles like the Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5 and MK6. The factory shield might have been sufficient before being upgraded. When the VW Golf GTI MK5 and MK6 is modified, it tends to produce excessive heat from upgraded components under race conditions, causing the factory underhood shield to deteriorate prematurely.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5 and MK6 factory underhood insulations are made of fabric. Moisture, radiant heat and extreme temperatures causes them to break down. This is not altogether a crime against nature. The inexpensively designed factory underhood insulation simply wears out. The crime against nature is having to replace your factory underhood shield every year or so. Underhood shields aren’t always in the budget, but neither is new paint for the hood.
PTP Turbo Blankets designed the Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5 and MK6 Underhood application to be a direct factory underhood insulation replacement. This underhood Insulation not only looks good, but offers lasting protection from radiant heat while also reducing engine bay noise. The only noise you hear is the turbo spooling.
The Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5 and MK6 Underhood Insulation starts with a basic width of 1/4″ fiberglass insulation with inner and outer layers of black silicone. Kevlar stitching ensures that the MK5 and MK6 Underhood Insulation will provide you with years of protection from high engine bay temperatures. In order to offer the increased protection available with the OEM shield, the PTP brand underhood shield insulation is thicker at key points along the shield to protect your hood from high-heat loading components. Don’t be afraid to raise your hood. This matte black underhood shield won’t show dirt and stains, and cleans up easily for rallies and shows. Wipe clean with a dry, lint-free towel. The PTP brand MK5 and MK6 Underhood Insulation can stand up to tough heat conditions and still remain unobtrusive and discreet.
The PTP Volkswagen Golf GTI MK5 and MK6 Underhood Insulation is a worthy compromise between practicality, style, and efficiency. As an added bonus, this underhood insulation also fits the VW Golf R. PTP also offers for Volkswagen the Golf GTI MK5 and MK6 Firewall Barrier and a turbo blanket for the aftermarket K04 turbocharger.