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    under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    well they have all fallen apart, more than others in some cases... what i want to know is what you have done with yours (if anything)

    has anyone successfully taken it off and been left with nice paintwork??


    also, i think we should post pics, see who has the worst, who has the best, and who has the best DIY insulation

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    Re: under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    mine is still the original stuff after 187,000miles, i think it will need replacing soon, but most of it is still there
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    Re: under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    mines covered in oil lol

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    Re: under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    I did mine a few years ago with Dynamat hoodliner, which cost about £40 a roll at the time IIRC.

    All I'll say about the glue / paintwork is, get some glue thinners otherwise you'll be there forever picking it off with your finger nails....
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    Re: under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    yeah i was thinking about this... The original thred is viewtopic.php?f=15&t=62724
    they only make foil lined stuff though... no OEM foam left for the early cars. You can still get the later stuff though

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    Re: under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    Mine was falling apart, so took it off. Absolute nightmare job! It takes hours. I used a really sturdy ice scraper, Disolv-It spray (apparently identical to the orange stuff VW use, only cheaper and available in supermarkets), white spirit and plenty of rags. Make sure you cover the engine bay with a sheet first, cos it get's everywhere and ends up like really sticky bogies

    I would have bought new stuff, but as above, there aren't any left for older cars
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    Re: under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    The foam on the underside of my 16v's bonnet is horrible and will need replacing has anyone tried this kind of stuff http://www.frost.co.uk/item_Detail.asp?productID=8592
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    Re: under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    Taken half of mine off (the flaky half!) Used WD40 to desolve glue which worked well. Gonna finish job and buy the original stuff I think even at 100 squid
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    Re: under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    i might try using that tardis stuff to take mine off, i bought a gallon and hardly found anything to use it on
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    Re: under bonnet insulation - what have you done with yours

    Quote Originally Posted by 3corsameal
    i might try using that tardis stuff to take mine off, i bought a gallon and hardly found anything to use it on
    i find its rubbish at removing anything other than tar, which its very good at removing! i would look for a sticky glue remover, there must be something better to use
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