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Old 07-21-2005, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by tangofox007
Use 3M adhesive remover. Wal-mart has it where I live.
Worked like a charm!
Hood pad holding like a champ as well. VERY easy to stick up with the 3M 8090.
Thanks to all for the excellent info!
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:06 PM
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This link shows how to do it right.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:12 AM
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Go to your local parts store.. get the 3M brand yellow adhesive glue. Usually used for putting trim on and weatherstripping. Apply a liberal coat to the hoodpad and then work the pad onto the hood. Used that on my 300TD in May, went all over the country in all kinds of heat and cold.. and it is STILL mounted perfectly. This glue is awesome.

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Old 11-20-2008, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by S_CLASS_LOVER View Post
This link shows how to do it right.
What? $175.00 to do a hood pad???

click on "parts cost" and his links don`t link to MB Shop. foget him.

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Old 11-20-2008, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Pete Burton View Post
Not only does the 3M 8090 work great but it's great to work with. Glue delivery in a nozzle is a difficult design problem (BTDT) but 3M sure got it right.
As a third generation leather craftsman ( in the loosest since of the word ) I grew up with squatty metal quart cans of Barge Contact Cement. As good a contact cement as I know of. Those who have used an open can with a brush know there is no way to keep from stringing it out on the threads of the can... and once you get it all over your project you are busy with line up and other stuff... so you have to put the lid on the glue without being able to clean it to the pristine condition which would allow easy removal next time. We kept a pair of channel lock pliers to get the lid off the next time.. even that did not always work and the entire top of the metal can could be bent without getting the top off...
So every time I spray any of the 3M variable nozzle cans .... I am both amazed and thankful. While the cost seems high... if you actually compared the amount used compared to trying to brush it on both parts when large areas are involved I think you come out way ahead with the 3M spray for things like hood pads.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by stockdad View Post
I bought a very nice aftermarket hood pad from a guy on Ebay via a mercedesshop member recommendation, but I'm having trouble attaching it. The seller suggested using a 'Liquid Nails' type product, but it didn't even come close to working. So, I'm gonna have to scrape it off and try something else. Plus, it says that it is extremely flammable. Doesn't seem like a smart product to put over a hot engine-even if the hood pad provides a layer.
What would you use?
3M makes a spray on adhesive for that project. Most auto supply stores carry it.
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Old 11-09-2009, 11:01 PM
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Great post! Hood pad from ******** AZ: $45...3M 8090 from Advanced Auto: $20...Endless wisdom from these threads: PRICELESS...Thanks again guys!!!
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:16 AM
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My special modification of the 3M 8090 method was to dry fit the pad and hold in place with several magnets. Removed the magnets on the bottom half and glued it first (put magnets back to hold). Let it cure and then drop the top half. The magnets seemed to really get it positioned and hold it waiting for the glue to set.
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Old 11-10-2009, 01:47 AM
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It is critical to prepare the surface properly. Must remove old adhesive and junk on hood first. Use 3M adhesive remover or other similar product.

No super dooper adhesive will make the pad stick if the hood is not clean. And yes, 3M 8090 would be good to use....
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Old 11-11-2009, 03:13 AM
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I may get some grief for this, but what about silicone?

I went cheap when I replaced my pad. Really cheap... try $11 "New" pad w/heat shield from PNP which thankfully someone had glued on very poorly (looks perfect and came off very easily). I used two tubes of cheapo walmart clear 100% silicone. Total cost less then $20. I did clean the surface very well before, and I removed the hood (changed actually). The pad has been on ~6 months and is very well secured.
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