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Bonnet/boot seal

Post by simonjrwinter » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:19 pm

As I’m fitting my car back after paint, I wanted to put a seal around the bonnet/boot.
I can recommend this “ribbed” design from Woolies. Fits well and looks good.
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Re: Bonnet/boot seal

Post by amulheirn » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:23 pm

Cool. I was just wondering about that. Do you have a part number? And have you tried sloshing water over the boot yet?

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Re: Bonnet/boot seal

Post by simonjrwinter » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:47 pm

There you go...https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/ ... ed-section
no not tested it yet
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Re: Bonnet/boot seal

Post by amulheirn » Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:38 pm

Ta!

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Re: Bonnet/boot seal

Post by peterc » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:48 pm

It looks brown in the photo or is it black in reality.
If brown it’s available from DIY/ ironmongers as draught excluder for household doors.
I would be interested if you think it’s better than the standard foam from the point of view that it is more likely to duct any water away without it dropping into the boot as soon as yo open the boot lid.
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Re: Bonnet/boot seal

Post by KevinW » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:00 pm

Have fitted the same (black type) on my car. Untested in heavy downpours, but easy to apply, looks good, and gives a nice solid (but cushioned) base for the bonnet/boot to rest on.

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Re: Bonnet/boot seal

Post by clive » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:00 pm

The only problem I encountered from the standard foam sealing tape is when I over fill the petrol tank and fuel runs down to the top of the boot lid and dissolves the adhesive.
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Re: Bonnet/boot seal

Post by peterc » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:40 pm

Crikey didn’t the pump automatically cut out. Surely you would have had fuel spilling out of the tank vent pipe first.
I have to keep pulling the nozzle up and checking on the level in order to fill the tank properly but appreciate mine is an FIA tank with the nozzle at an angle.
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Re: Bonnet/boot seal

Post by clive » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:59 am

I try not to overfill the tank and most spills happen if there is fuel left in the nozzle when I start filling. I do however brim the tank on my trip to and from Silverstone so I can do the 220 miles from home to Scotch Corner in one go as there are very few petrol stations on the route through the Borders and then I can do the further 200 miles without refuelling again.
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Re: Bonnet/boot seal

Post by allan horsfall » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:06 pm

Clive, I assume you get better mpg on that route due to all the speed cameras!!

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