Hood / Bonnet for auto

Body auto parts: Hood / Bonnet

Engine bonnet is a part of the body. It covers under hood space, protects car appearance and protects the car from bad weather and unauthorized activities. In many cars the bonnet is situated in the front part. But in the trucks it is situated in the middle or back part. In this case the hood is situated in the middle or back part of the car. Every car model has its own engine bonnet that essentially influences the general view of the car.

Engine bonnet are often tuned to change the car appearance. Very popular are hood scoops. Also it may be aerography or tuning stickers. In many car makes the hood is made of sheet steel. But also aluminium, fibre glass reinforced polymeric material (plastic) and carbon fibre are used. In expensive sport cars carbon fibre hoods are used to have an advantage in car mass. Engine bonnet damage is practically always visible. Road metal or vandals’ actions are the reason of scratches or other damages of the surface. Moreover, in old car models rust may damage the hood. In the result of an accident the whole hood may warp.

If the damage is not serious, it can be repaired. If it is necessary to replace the engine bonnet, first of all buy a new one. Then paint it with the car colour. It is necessary at least two persons to disassemble the old engine bonnet and to assemble a new one. As the engine bonnet must be replaced in short term, let it be done in a repair shop. In our online shop you can buy many other spare parts for your car. Here you can order brake pads, brake gear booster, primary shafts, master cylinders, clutch servo cylinders, damper struts, receiver-dryers, tie rods and condensers.

Defects of the engine Hood / Bonnet

  • deformation of the engine hood;
  • reinforcement plates are damaged;
  • hinges, lock or clips are broken;
  • cable is damaged;
  • strut malfunctions;
  • fracture of metal.

Signs of the engine hood defects

  • aerodynamics is violated;
  • paint coating is damaged;
  • the hood does not close properly;
  • the bonnet lifts and goes down with difficulties;
  • the hood opens on its own;
  • the hood knocks and produces other noises during driving.

Causes of the engine hood defects

  • the car is intensely used in extremely adverse conditions;
  • damages caused by mechanical impact;
  • incorrect mounting;
  • car accident;
  • the mounting system is operating incorrectly;
  • chemicals and moisture impact.

Repair of the engine Hood / Bonnet

In order to get rid of separate dents and to eliminate bump marks, first you should clean the fragment with deformation and take off the paint coating, and then bring back the original shape and cover all irregularities with primer. Then, the surface is treated by a substance, which prevents corrosion, and then painted and polished.

If fasteners and hinges are out of service, those parts are replaced with new ones. A working bench for metal draw-forming and a welding machine can help with more serious hood damages.

If you face incorrect operation of the cable, the lock and the strut, you should perform their adjustment, in particular adjust the drive. If these parts are out of service, replacement is needed.

Replacement of the engine hood

The hood can be replaced both by service station experts, and with your own hands. You will need to perform the following steps:

  1. Lift the hood lid and disconnect the wire from the battery negative terminal.
  2. Clean the hinges from rust and dirt using special substance and a brush.
  3. Remove the locking pin and disconnect the wire, then demount the electronic lock.
  4. Unscrew bolts and take the damaged part off the hinges.
  5. Prime and color mounting spots.
  6. Install a lock on a new component, and then mount it by connecting body holes and hinges with bolts.
  7. Connect the wire to the battery negative terminal.
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