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Old 12-10-2001, 04:47 PM
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Under Hood Heat Insulation

I recently noticed the pad, which is glued to the underside of my hood to prevent heat from damaging the paint above, is dried out and starting to flake apart.

I found the replacement part online for a reasonable price, but I'd like to know: What's the easiest way to remove the old, dried out one? It's probably going to flake apart and be time consuming.

And: What adhesive do I use to attach the new one?

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Old 12-10-2001, 06:03 PM
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It's messy, but pretty easy. Old sheets over engine and front fender/grill area to "catch" debris. Tear off what you can and scrape the rest of the pad+adhesive with a dullish putty knife. Use 3M adhesive remover on remaining adhesive. Clean and dry area. Use 3M trim adhesive (they make a spray can version) and follow directions on the 3M can or tube (if you use that).
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Old 12-10-2001, 07:39 PM
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Would you give me your online source for the heat insulation pad you found. My '83 300 cd is in the need of a replacement. Thanks.

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Old 12-10-2001, 10:54 PM
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Check the PartsShop inventory at the top of this page. I think I saw it there last year.

[I should be buying one myself....] [but it is winter...]
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Old 12-10-2001, 11:54 PM
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They'll have your model hood pad.

>> 3M Glue Remover (P/N 99-012) $9.98 ea (12 oz spray can)
>> 3M Super Trim Adhesive (P/N 830016) $17.50 ea (12 oz spray can)

Hope this helps.

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Old 12-11-2001, 12:10 AM
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I would suggest that you give your business to the guys above; after all they maintain this site which is so helpful to al of us. A humble suggestion...
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