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Is It Safe To Install A Clear Engine Cover On A C8 HTC Corvette?



Hey, guys, Johnny Pace from Rapid Rev here. And if you're watching this video, that means you probably follow us on Social. And if that's the case. Thank you. Otherwise, you may have clicked on this in a comment on a video on YouTube or Instagram or anywhere. And if that's the case, that's great, too. But we want to talk to you about a couple of things that may have come up in a product review lately, as well as some of the feedback we've been getting from you, the consumer.

Will the cover crack?

Number one, we've heard a little bit about cracking. We've addressed some of those issues via a seal, as well as some bushings on each of the mounting holes. This thermal plastic has a tendency to expand and contract just a little bit. Now that heat that causes that is by nature going to be in the engine bay your car. However, this bushing and seal is going to allow a little bit of that play that you need in the thermoplastic to get rid of all those cracks. Now, the other thing that you can do to help yourself on this is don't over torque this thing. If you haven't had a chance to go out and check out that install video really doesn't take a whole lot to get that thing down.


How hot does it get?


Secondly, we're going to take some readings, infrared of our cover, as well as the OEM cover after a pretty significant amount of time in the engine running in the worst possible condition. That would be idle hot sun just sitting there baking. We'll show you the before and the afters. Let you take a look and compare what it really does in comparison to that OEM cover that does have the heat shield on the bottom that was referenced in some of those other videos. Lastly, we're going to show you a little bit of what the headliner looks like when it's down over the base of the car and the thermal readings there. I think what you're going to find might surprise you just a little bit. So that's enough for me. Let's get to the science of this thing. Thanks for watching

Conclusion

All right, guys. I hope you enjoyed that. I hope it was informative and I hope it gives you a chance to take a look at what you're really looking for in the retail marketplace. At the end of the day, we want to serve you as best as you possibly can be served, and that means improving our product. And we've got the chance to and I think that's what we've done here with these bushings and the seal. All of that stuff is going to make a difference. It's thermoplastic. At the end of the day, you're going to have just a little bit of that heat and contraction. I think that's all been addressed. Obviously, I think the thermal readings will make a difference when you take a look at the end of the day, the difference in temperatures and I think one of them may have even surprised you a little bit, especially when it came to that headliner. So if that's all been informative and you approve, great, hit the like button below. If not, send us a message on social. No big deal. We'd love to hear from you either way. But the main thing to take from this video is if you've bought one of these, it doesn't matter if it's directly from our site, Paragon, or any of our other great dealers, we're going to send you a set of these bushings And the seal absolutely free of charge just for being a customer. And we want to make this thing as good as it can possibly be on your C8 so you don't have to do anything. Just keep an eye on your email. Somebody will be getting in touch with you to make sure your shipping address is still the same and we'll get that in your hands. Until next time, keep revving up with us. Nice rides, and good vibes!

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Guest
Apr 18, 2023

I just ordered a seal kit and paid for it. How do I get refund. Purchased it at Bloomington Gold in Bloomington IL in 2021. 14,000 miles no complaints, the bubbles and imperfections in it are irritating but I love the look.

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Bill Jones
Bill Jones
Apr 18, 2023
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Hey there! Shoot us an email to info@rapidrev.com with your name and order information and we'll get you all squared away! Thanks for the support!

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Love the blog well said. I bought one from you and had a crack and you guys are so great that you replaced it with the seal. The only problem I’ve had it with the bushings falling out hard to put on. I wish there was some glue we could use.


I wish I would’ve known that you could’ve done red mist outline on it that would’ve been great. I would love to order that. Here’s a photo of my cover with custom engine. I have had no problems. Great product.


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Bill Jones
Bill Jones
Apr 18, 2023
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Thanks for the feedback! Glad to hear you're loving it! The clear cover plus the addition of an engine cover just brings something critical back to the HTC that really felt like it was missing. We don't currently offer options for painted covers, but keep an eye out for some new stuff we'll have launching in the next few months that I think you'll really like. In the meantime I'll definitely forward your feedback on to our engineering team. Thanks so much for your support! 🤙

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Guest
Apr 17, 2023

I have been using the cover with no issues at all. Perfectly safe and fits very well.

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Bill Jones
Bill Jones
Apr 18, 2023
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Always love to hear people are enjoying the product, Thanks for the support!

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