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Hot Rods F100 Hood Glare Problem.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fiftyv8, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,857

    from CO & WA

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    I got a 1960 F100 with a stock white hood color and have a hell of a time on some days driving with glare or reflection off the hood into my eyes.

    Are other colors any better or worse???

    I was wondering what others experience with similar years from say 1957 to 1960.
    It does not have to be the height of summer to be a problem.

    I've taken to not washing the hood in the hope that this may help.
    I am sure it has a little when compared to a polished hood but it is still a problem to me...

    Your thoughts???
  2. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,529

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Could be like out driving in the snow where all the white blinds you? notice your dash,wheel and inside posts are all white, could try sunglasses or paint it red like the rest of the truck? May be something with your eyes, have you saw a eye doctor lately?:)
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  3. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,857

    from CO & WA

    Sunglasses most of the time as a rule.
    I learned years ago with a long drive thru AZ to CA on the I10 it was killer on the eyes.
    My colors are OEM Ford...
  4. Barrelnose pickup
    Joined: Aug 20, 2008
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    Barrelnose pickup

    Matt black Russ or become a vampire.
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  5. Might try one of those vinyl wraps in a darker color to see if it helps, then consider a darker colored paint if it does.
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  6. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,243

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Tint your windshield. Always removable.
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  7. My 66 F250 did the same. a good pair of sunglasses really help. Ray Bans are traditional.
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  8. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 4,857

    from CO & WA

    So it is a problem and it ain't just me then.
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  9. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,383


    It only happens with white 66 F100's. No other vehicle built has glare coming off the hood.
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  10. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,598


    It is a relatively flat surface and that is always an issue for reflection. Doesn't help that the windshield is darn near vertical, either. I don't recall exactly what car I had that the chrome wiper arms would blind me, so I shot some dull coat on the side facing the windshield. Can't do that with a hood, unfortunately
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  11. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,531


    Interesting-I drove a 60 with a white hood for 150K miles from near new til the late 80's. Don't recall it being an issue but that was long ago and I wore shades too.
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  12. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,173

    from Utah
    1. Utah HAMBers

    I would try lowering it first. Get it further away from the sun :)
  13. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
    Posts: 1,128

    from Seattle,Wa

    I drove a shiny silver Mack for a lot of years, flat hood, flat windshield. Get some good polarized sunglasses.

    Sent from my SM-G973U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  14. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,580


    The answer is to louver the hood.

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