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Old 12-19-2009, 11:20 PM   #1
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Anyone know what grade Aluminum is used for the Hood and Roof Panels from GM?

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Old 12-19-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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I didn't know they used aluminum for the hood and roof panels. Is this confirmed?
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Old 12-20-2009, 12:51 AM   #3
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Hood only.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:11 AM   #4
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fantastic! That means I don't ever have to worry about rust on the hood?
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Old 12-20-2009, 03:43 AM   #5
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Just don't let some 300lb gas jock slam your hood down unless you want his hand prints in your hood.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:55 AM   #6
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I think on non sunroof cars the roof is aluminum too.

When I was watching Ultimate Factories the overhead shot in the body shop showed the hood and roof to have the exact same material color which was different than the other body panels.

I cant confirm because my car is 1.5 hours away in a body shop getting some work done.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:55 AM   #7
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Someone grab a magnet to your non sunroof roof and tell us if it sticks or not.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:16 AM   #8
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Just went out in the garage and checked.

Magnet (with microfiber towel between paint and magnet of course).


Hood = no magnetic pull

Roof = Magnetic pull


I don't have a sunroof. (2SS/RS)


The non-sunroof is steel.



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Old 12-20-2009, 08:17 AM   #9
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Yep, they did say the hood was made of aluminum on the "Ultimate Factories" show. I assumed it was to help keep the weight down.
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:02 AM   #10
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Just checked my 2SS w/ sunroof and it is magnetic!
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:59 AM   #11
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That's right because aluminum doesn't rust, it corrodes.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:42 PM   #12
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Could be 5052 or possibly 6061. 6061 has very good durability, we use it at work for its good machining properties as well as its durability during welding. Im not a metallurgist but I know a little bit.
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Something from Alcoa? Or perhaps imported from Korea?
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fantastic! That means I don't ever have to worry about rust on the hood?
Rust is the least of your worries. Paint chips are your biggest worries.

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