Another busy day learning about my car. Two things that are apparent are: this forum and Piston heads are a wealth of knowledge and helpful people, so thank you!
Secondly my car may not have been as well looked after in its life. Having discovered missing screws, glue on glue and masking tape on a damaged headlight all point towards not the best care. But I'm happy to sort this out and get it back to scratch. It is slightly annoying diverting my funds from enhancements (Roof wrap, CSL / Style 32 alloys, upgraded speakers) to spend on getting the car back up to OEM standard. But I enjoy it and I know I'm building a better car!
So today I did the sound insulation:
I used this from Ebay, £10.99. Only to find out afterwards, my neighbour has loads as he is doing out his Mercedes van... Anyway this roll was enough for some strips inside the doors.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1
1: 71cm x 19cm Upper door panel (There is a double strong point / line in the centre of the door)
2: 66cm x 8cm lower door panel
3: 12cm x 19 cm rear of door in upper panel
The glue was not set, and like Tar so I recommend using gloves, and slowly peel the foam free. Next summer I may take all the grey foam off and remove all the glue and insulate it properly.
I hate working on the interior of cars, things tend to either release as intended or bloody snap off! today just 4 clips and the "Airbag" cover were casualties! I had some spares in my Bits & Stuff drawer.
Then we went for a quick spin round the Barbarian and Hoe, the Mrs had her first drive and likes it! (which is good as we are off to France next week!
I'm liking the no badges!
Then I washed, waxed the cars. Although may have left my window down initially when using my new Amazon snow foam lance....
I have ordered some new fixings for the front bumper, as some are missing, some are odd and it sits funny since I was looking at the LH headlight. My new ones should arrive next week prior to us going away! It is really annoying me, but I want to minimise the removal of the bumper.