A HUGE topic of conversation on many car forums, I thought I would bring it here. Many cars have chrome tin in the engine compartments to make them look flashy. However, for decades now, people say the chrome reflects the heat back onto the engine block and to paint the engine compartment black to absorb the heat. But if it absorbs the heat, doesn't that make it somewhat of an oven? Who's right? Remember, IR light is still present in a closed engine compartment without there having to be visible light. Let the games begin! And thank you ahead of time!