Autotuning is a very elaborate and usually expensive affair. In addition to money, a lot of time and passion are invested in a tuning project. It is not just about the visual beautification of a vehicle, but usually a combination of optics and performance. Thus, tuning is a very complex and extensive measure that combines craftsmanship with artistic aspect and technical feasibility. Of course, after the tuning object is finished, you want to have some of the many work over a long time and try to protect it as much as possible. In addition to the corresponding car care and maintenance, there is also active protection in the form of a hood protection.
What is a hood cover?
Bonnet protector, also known as bonnet, car mask, stone guard, front end bra or car bra. It's a purpose-built cover to protect the hood. He should protect against rockfall and insects. The hood cover is available in various designs and for almost every model and for every application. The bonnet cover is usually made of synthetic leather or carbon fiber fabric. It is custom-made and should fit snugly on the hood. It is fixed with numerous straps and brackets (depending on the version) and thus protected against theft. Depending on the model, desire and intended use, covers the hood cover only the front edge of the hood, the entire front end including bumper, in addition the top of the hood and possibly the fenders, or parts thereof. Well-known manufacturers of hood protectors are Wolf, LeBra and Covercraft.
Advantages of bonnet protection
An engine hood protector has the advantage that the sensitive paint on the vehicle is protected from the stones and insects. Especially at the edges of the paint is very sensitive and the front of the vehicle is always exposed to any external influences and thus the most vulnerable place. A bonnet protector offers the best protection here. No foiling or the like can come immediately. Another advantage is that you can individualize or creatively design a bonnet protector, which makes the tuning object even more individual and exclusive.
Disadvantages of bonnet protection
A disadvantage of hood protection is the relatively high price, as opposed to a foil. Due to the fact that the bonnet protector has to be custom-made, especially with a tuning object, the corresponding costs are due to one. Another disadvantage is that the hood cover changes the look of the car and its front end. This is usually not wanted.
What to look for in engine hood protection?
When bonnet protector is to make sure that this is made of either artificial leather or carbon fiber fabric. Other materials are conceivable, it is important that these are UV and weather resistant. Also, they must not forgive too much at high and low temperatures. Furthermore, a hood cover should be lined on the inside accordingly, so that it does not damage the paint of the vehicle. It is also very important that the bonnet cover fits snugly against the body, so that it does not start to flutter at high speeds and, of course, all lights, the radiator and the license plate remain free. We hope you the info report to the term hood Deflector from the field of autotuning. Our goal is that the largest German-language tuning dictionary (Tuning Wikipedia) and to explain tuning terms from A to Z easily and understandably. Almost every day we expand this encyclopedia and how far we are already can you HERE see. Soon the next one will be Tuning scene concept be illuminated by us. Incidentally, you will be informed about new topics if you have ours Feed subscribe to.
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