Originally Posted by silver
As outspoken as most people on this forum are I am surprised I have not gotten any comments of either that is a stupid ID with a long reason why or that sounds interesting and might work.
I also thought someone might have tried it.
You never know.
OK, here's my "outspokenness". Everything mentioned so far is great. I use reflectix on the inside of the windshiled; it's much cheaper than a custom made exterior windshield cover and works just as well.
I'm not sure about putting reflectix under the hoods, since the sun would not be hitting the reflectix directly. But it may help, I guess.
The dumbest thing of all is why they make the hoods in BLACK!!! How stupid is that?? I mean, they are not THAT obvious from the ground and would it hurt to be a tiny bit UN-color coordinated?
In fact, I'd like to replace mine with white ones and while I'm at it, put some sort of water spraying mechanism up there to keep the fins wet and cool(er). This idea is similar to your muffin fans and may (or may not) be a viable option. Only way to know for sure is for someone to try it.
Obviously, folks that do try something different like this, at worst wind up looking a little "bammy" and at best become multi-millionaires.