: Deposit on hood insulator

03-18-10, 02:26 AM
I just bought a 2008 ESV with 40,000 miles on it. There is a whiteish-yellow deposit on the underside of the hood, on the insulation. Has anyone seen this, and how do you clean it?

03-18-10, 06:34 AM
It is road salt and whatever else got splashed around in the engine compartment.
Not sure about cleaning it, those things are pretty weak as far as being durable to cleaning methods.
You might shop for a new or clean used one in a salvage yard.