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Aqua blue pearl VR - p.34 bonnet cable repair

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That is a ball ache of a job with no easy solution apart from effort.

Well done in tackling it as they always look great when re-foamed

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Good shout on removing the bonnet, might look at doing that.

Thanks Cressa, hopefully it'll be worth it! Any suggestions on adhesive to use? Ive got some Trim Fix spray as well as 3M double sided tape.

Hasan

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Mine came with adhesive on the backing. I thought they all did !!

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Oof tough job, and one I have been putting off as well. I would suggest that, from my experience, white spirit isn't really up to the job of cleaning adhesives. I have tended to find that cellulose paint thinners do a pretty decent job at removing sticky gunk. Not found anything that does it better.

Obviously it's not pleasant stuff so use in well ventilated area, wear gloves... etc... but it's always the nastiest stuff that works the best! Bit of a soak in that should dissolve it nicely to scrape off. Will still require a fair bit of work, but might be easier than the with the white spirit.

 

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Car's on the drive atm although the sun hits it from about 2pm to 7pm.

@oneohtwowould the thinners be ok on bonnet paint? Would want to have to respray it!

@MJA have you had any success with a steamer? Would be interested in your thoughts. I've got one of those cheapo handheld steamers so will give that a try too

Thanks 

Hasan

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I haven't used it for this job but the steamer has been great at removing adhesive from DIY jobs around the house and also gets all the grime and factory wax out of the engine bay. 

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I used glue and tar spot remover, still a gooey and horrible job. Left it off after I’d had the car painted though, didn’t want to ruin the shiny under bonnet!

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4 hours ago, fla said:

Car's on the drive atm although the sun hits it from about 2pm to 7pm.

@oneohtwowould the thinners be ok on bonnet paint? Would want to have to respray it!

@MJA have you had any success with a steamer? Would be interested in your thoughts. I've got one of those cheapo handheld steamers so will give that a try too

Thanks 

Hasan

I found it to be ok - I used it to remove the sticky stuff from the black bump strips along the side of the car and the paint was fine after. I think as long as you wash it off pretty quickly it should be OK, but as ever - I'd try a small area first and see, always a risk it might do something odd.

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3 hours ago, tonedef said:

I used glue and tar spot remover, still a gooey and horrible job. Left it off after I’d had the car painted though, didn’t want to ruin the shiny under bonnet!

i'm also almost in two minds to leave the adhesive pads off and clip on some under bonnet deadening like most other cars have nowadays.  It wont fit the bonnet profile too accurately though so there's that aesthetic consideration..i've got a large piece from a BMW (i think) in the garage

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