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Old 7th October 2014, 12:45 PM
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Well after last weeks Concourse in Sydney the 300SE was covered in dust so I washed the car today.

Now it looks like it is going to rain you can never win!

300SE does look superb see what you think?
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Old 7th October 2014, 01:04 PM
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See the sunroof can only tilt & slide at the moment.

Sunroof will not open & close fully I can hear the motor working which is good news.

Next month the guide rail angles are going to be replaced with new genuine parts.
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Old 8th October 2014, 06:38 AM
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All good Tim.
Looking very nice!
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Old 8th October 2014, 01:06 PM
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Thanks very Michel!
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Old 22nd October 2014, 10:23 PM
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300SE booked in for 8am tomorrow to have the new foam insulation pad installed.

I will post photos of the insulation pad tomorrow.

Then next month the sunroof is going to be repaired at long last!
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Old 22nd October 2014, 10:45 PM
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Hopefully sunroof is closed before it rains.
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Old 22nd October 2014, 10:47 PM
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Hi Motec,

Yes the sunroof can be closed thankfully.

Tilt/slide still works.

Sunroof does not fully retract back and forth due to the guide angle rails.
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Old 22nd October 2014, 10:55 PM
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I would smile but I have to rebuild my front callipers while doing front pads.
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Old 22nd October 2014, 10:58 PM
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Good luck with the repairs with the brake callipers Motec.
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Old 25th October 2014, 12:25 PM
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In the process of having the old foam insulation pad replaced in the 300SE.

Old foam pad has been removed after 25 years it was flaking and peeling off!

The surface of inside the bonnet has to be prepared and the surfaced has to be smooth.

My Mechanic told me to use Scotchbrite in order for the new foam insulation pad can be fitted.

After 2hrs of cleaning the surface in the heat what a fun job the new insulation pad can be installed.
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Is the job finished Tim? Photos?
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Old 28th October 2014, 07:06 AM
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Good morning Brian,

Went to see my Mechanic so he could have a look at the work I did on Friday.

Well he said the new foam pad would not stick or adhere to the surface of the bonnet.

I will need to buy some wax & grease which you would spray onto the inside surface of the bonnet.

Apparently the wax & grease product is available from any auto parts store.

Cover the engine again with the large sheet and spray the wax & grease and allow to dry for 10mins, then wipe off.

Local spray painter told me how to use the wax & grease product.

I shall update this post again soon.

Cheers guys.
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Old 28th October 2014, 08:21 AM
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You're spraying wax and grease onto your bonnet??? I think you missed the word 'remover'... I doubt that will remove all the old foam and you might need a wood or plastic scaper. Also try eucalyptus oil. Worst case is having to soda blast the whole thing and get it repainted.

A new pad will be lucky to last 5 years since they were crap material to start with. While I understand the need for originality here, on other cars I'd be leaving it off or replacing it with something like Dynamat
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The rest of the car looks very nice Tim
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Old 28th October 2014, 02:38 PM
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Hello Oversize not going to be using the wax & grease remover.

New insulation pad is going to be fitted next week.

Adhesive glue is the product that is going to be used to fit the foam pad to the inside of the engine bay.

Will I post photos of the new foam insulation pad next week?

Thank you for the kind words in regards to the 300SE Oversize.
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