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Question How can I re-attach the hood insulation on my 450sl?

Over the weekend, I guess I left my hood open too long, because at some point the padding/insulation under the hood came unglued and was just hanging by one corner.

What is the best way to re-attach this? Is there a particular glue/adhesive that works best?

Also, do I have to remove the hood, or is there a way to do it while leaving the hood on?


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Please post some pics of the problem corner with close-up's too and the solutions will come pouring in. No, you won't remove the hood!!
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If the pad is old, you replace it. If it's relatively new, follow the suggestions given on the MBCA forum.

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Check with autohausaz to see if they have your pad. When removing it, it is a good idea to have a mask or respirator. The pad breaks down to very small particles that are easily inhaled. I found that using a plastic scraper helps. (The kind you used to put up dry wall mud.) Use adhesive 3M 8090 to secure the hood pad.

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Assuming the pad is still viable, use heat resistant 3M Spray Adhesive. You can find it at most hardware and auto parts stores.

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