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Old 10-12-1999, 02:34 PM
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I need to replace the lining under the hood of my MB. Do I have to go to a dealer or I can buy somwhere the material and install it myself? Has anyone done it?

Old 10-12-1999, 04:44 PM
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Why don't you try PartsShop on line service??
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Old 10-12-1999, 05:21 PM
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I've replaced several M-B hood pads. Here's what has worked for me:

1. Acquire the correct replacement hood pad - multiple sources exist.
2. Acquire a can of 3M Super Trim Adhesive.
3. Place a large sheet over the cold engine and fenders to catch the old hood pad as you remove it.
4. Use a plastic puddy knife to gently and thoroughly remove the old hood pad. Discard the residue.
5. Replace the sheet over the engine and fenders to catch any adhesive overspray.
6. With a helper, hold the new hood pad up to where you're going to adhere it to ensure that you see exactly how it is going to fit and look when you're done.
7. Follow the directions on the 3M can *exactly* to carefully apply the adhesive.
8. With a helper, fit the new hood pad.
9. Remove the sheet.
10. Admire your good work.

I recall the cost of this job (helper worked for "free") to be about US$65.00.

Good luck-

Old 10-12-1999, 07:29 PM
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MB STARS, frankly it didn't cross my mind that the parts shop can sell such a part. Nevertheless, I just sent part request form.

moraine, thank you for a detailed instruction. Where can I buy 3M adhesive you mention above?


Old 10-12-1999, 09:22 PM
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Any parts store. Pep Boys, Downeys, AutoZone, Advance.....

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Old 10-29-1999, 12:37 PM
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Now I need some advice. I got the new pad and adhesive. I did clean the hood from the old pad but my question is, how clean the hood should be? I was unable to remove completely everything to the metal. There are some remaining residue of an old adhesive. Do I have to remove this too? If yes then how? I can't do that with a putty knife.
Old 10-29-1999, 01:52 PM
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In my experience, getting the bulk of the old pad off is sufficient. The "cleanest" I've gotten the underside of the hood before applying the new adhesive has been to the point where if I ran my fingers over the metal, I'd feel rough old adhesive and the "fuzz" of the old pad. Really no need to get it cleaner than that as the 3M adhesive, if applied properly, will work just fine.

Good luck-

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