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2/29/12 11:04am - Original Message: 'Hood Insulation Blanket'
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Silver Anniversary 1978, L82?, 4-speed

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I just ordered a replacement under hood insulation blanket form Mid American. Does anyone have any experience installing one? I did order an new set of pins; but I am wondering if it will also need to be glued in place to keep it from sagging? If so, what type of glue to use.
 
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2/29/12 12:35pm - Reply: 'Re: Hood Insulation Blanket'
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If it is a "generic" blanket, meaning it is not molded, you will most likely need to shoot some glue on it. If it is a molded blanket, it should not need any adhesive, but you can put some on it if ya want to, just for fun. Use the 3M spray carpet/trim adhesive....sparingly.

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3/2/12 10:04am - Reply: 'Re: Hood Insulation Blanket'
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Thanks, for the advice, Joel. I kinda thought I might need some adhesive to help it stay in place. I can always count on my vette buddies for good advice.

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3/2/12 12:21pm - Reply: 'Re: Hood Insulation Blanket'
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fyi...if your retainer pins are missing, or you are replacing them, those will require a different type of adhesive to stick them to the fiberglass of the hood. Might need to get some Lord Fusor, or a similar bonding compound.

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3/3/12 8:50am - Reply: 'Re: Hood Insulation Blanket'
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Joel, I do have some pins missing. I ordered replacement pins. I was planning to use epoxy to hold them in place. Will this work?

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3/3/12 9:10am - Reply: 'Re: Hood Insulation Blanket'
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Prolly be otay. Just be sure to clean the area really well first, and then let the epoxy completely set before installing the insulation. Thumbs Up

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3/3/12 10:33am - Reply: 'Re: Hood Insulation Blanket'
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also might consider Gorilla Glue for the pins ?
I have had real good results.
I made a speaker enclosure, where I glued 4" PVC pipe to MDF particle board.  And has yet to fail.


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