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Old 10-03-2002, 06:37 PM
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which side should i glue?

Just received my new hood pad 89 [ 420sel] and it has two differant surfaces.One side is like a sponge and the other side has a thin layer of fabric,which side gets the glue?
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Old 10-03-2002, 08:05 PM
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I believe the sponge side gets the glue, leaving the finished side out for asthetics. If I'm wrong, someone will be glad to point it out.
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Old 10-03-2002, 08:13 PM
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i think it's the other way around - the adhesive needs a smooth, non-porous finish to work properly. otherwise, it would just seep into the "sponge."
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Old 10-03-2002, 08:21 PM
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Has anyone actualy installed one?
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Old 10-03-2002, 09:17 PM
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Surely someone out there can help me.
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Old 10-03-2002, 11:10 PM
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Based on whatever is left of my original pad for 201, the smooth side gets the glue. Have similar problem with the pad for my Wag, except it's fibers, not foam.
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Old 10-03-2002, 11:48 PM
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yep, smooth side = glue, waffle side faces down to engine.
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Old 10-04-2002, 12:03 AM
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I just changed my oil yesterday and I forgot to replace the oil filler cap. Today I spent a couple of hours cleaning the waffle sponge pad.

Smooth side is the glue side. The waffle side faces the engine.
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Old 10-04-2002, 02:14 AM
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Good to know for when I replace my pad which is MIA. Could not remember what the visible side looked like, but though it should have been "finished".
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Old 10-04-2002, 08:17 PM
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THANKS: Now i can do this job this weekend.
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