I got same thing, cardboard like material, hard and ugly
Ha?!? Who told you this?Never seen or heard of cardboard under there. I don't know what he fabric is made of but its a fire blanket designed to melt and smother an engine fire. It is also acts as a sound deadener.
Guys, guys... Need to not look any further... Just lit a match and caught mine on fire, lets just say im buying a new Ram tomorrow...Ha?!? Who told you this?
Couldn't be further from the truth.
It has no fire suppression values whatsoever. It is NOT a fire blanket.... far from it. I hope you never have an engine compartment fire to find out the hard way.
It's a heat shield liner that's near identical to what's on your firewall.... though the two have different thinkness values. Both these liners also has some some sound suppression values..... though that's a secondary effect of them.
Some people are known to remove them and scrap them. They polish the underside of their hood and, yes, it looks great when that hood's popped up and engine bay all blinged. However, put your hand on your hood after a lengthy drive or some hard WOT driving..... pretty darn warm [hot] and probably not good for your paint's longevity.
If you really want to make the most of it: Dynamat the underhood first.... then throw your OEM hood shield back on if you wish. I did this to my '06 Goat a few years back and it worked like a charm. I also hear Dynamat's DynaLiner [HERE] works great too.
I just did that exact thing to mine on my 2009 Ram 1500 and am still waiting for it to dry in my garage after it fell off as I tried to close the hood. The clips or plugs that are used to hold the damn thing just went right through it because of, I assume, the weight of the water that it soaked up!all I know is don't try and use the pressure washer at the car wash to try and clan the salt off of it.. tired it on my wifes Charger ouch !!!