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Old 12-01-2017, 06:13 AM
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Hi all

Mine has given up the ghost, crumbled and collapsed. Tired of having bit's drop on me when I'm checking the oil or whatever, I've pulled the rementents off. It came off pretty easily actually, just a couple of bit's left to scrape, a job for when the weather gets a little warmer.

Has anyone tried the SL shop version?

http://www.theslshop.com/mercedes-be...296802025.html

I can't imagine this item is much more from an MB dealer?

Any other suppliers or generic solutions used? I'm guessing it'll provide heat and noise insulation, mine is only a 320 so under bonnet temperatures never get all that high, does leaving it off make much difference?

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That looks quite good to me, i replaced mine a few years ago, got it off e-bay for about 80, but that looks better.
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Just remember to use the Mercedes Glue to fix the new one on to the bonnet Or ask other members what they have used.
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It's a cr*p job anyway, but worthwhile, and has to be done.

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That looks the same as mine. If so it looks good and nicely made too.
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the SL shop used to sell them for 83 back in august 2016. then price rise to 93. i am sure they then priced it over a hundred pounds last week.
seems they have gone back down in price.

an alternative :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1115957464...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

comes with clips..
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Very easy. Good bit of kit from the SL shop. I did it - this is what I posted back in May 2015

"Not a 280SL but an 320SL (sorry). I bought a new insulation pad from the SL Store, together with replacement clips and spray on adhesive.

The old one came off pretty easily (spread an old sheet over the engine to collect the debris) and then used a stiff broom and blunt paint scraper to clean off as much as possible of the old glue and residue.

Sprayed the bonnet and new pad with adhesive, left it to become tacky, then hung it on the new clips at the front of the bonnet and then smoothed it down (like hanging wallpaper). All good and seems to be stuck like sh*t to the proverbial blanket.

The only PIA was removing the old clips, which was what I expected and why I bought new ones.

Hope that helps."
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the SL shop used to sell them for 83 back in august 2016. then price rise to 93. i am sure they then priced it over a hundred pounds last week.
seems they have gone back down in price.

an alternative :
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1115957464...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

comes with clips..
cheers raj
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Have you tried the one from Germany, any good? If you so which glue did you use?
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Another question, is 1 x 500ml aerosol of trim adhesive enough?
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Another question, is 1 x 500ml aerosol of trim adhesive enough?
sorry i have not got round to sorting mine out yet. as my CL 55K is a demanding Queen, so money gets thrown on her first

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