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What adhesive is recommended for the Giulietta Spider underhood mat?
 

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Hi,

As no one replied here, I guess the next best way would be to ask around in shops that do car interiors, they are most probably going to give you the best advice, as they constantly work with these items, and who knows, you might even be able to buy the amount you need from them for some small change instead of a big can you are not going to need.

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What adhesive is recommended for the Giulietta Spider underhood mat?
Most shops use a contact cement they spray on using a spray pot, since you are just doing a single job , 3M yellow or black trim adhesive works well and resists the heat.( available at NAPA,Advance etc. You can squeeze it right from the tube, the secret is to run long lines of the adhesive the length of the mat at regular intervals ,4- 6 inches.use a cleaning solvent to clean the hood area where the mat will go,carefully put in place,then pul it away so it leaves a stringy residue on both the hood and back of the mat, wait about ten minutes and then push the mat in place and it will stay there.

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Is the edge of the mat supposed to tuck between the hood inner and outer panels? There is a small gap between the two.
 

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Hood Mat

Yes, ideally, it should tuck under the edges. If it doesn't, it was probably made a little too small. See the photo. That hood mat was an NOS piece that we got from Alfa Ricambi about 20 years ago and only recently installed on a car.
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Can I just ask in what sort of shop to buy the foam that is on the inside of the mat ? It is completely deteriorated on the one from our 64 Spider and I'm looking to replace it. The original stitched mat is still in ok condition so I'd like to re-use it.
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Can I just ask in what sort of shop to buy the foam that is on the inside of the mat ? It is completely deteriorated on the one from our 64 Spider and I'm looking to replace it. The original stitched mat is still in ok condition so I'd like to re-use it.
Philip
Phillip, go to this site, Beacon Fabric & Notions

and look up "heat resistant fabric" ,you can make your own mat.

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Bob, I'd go with the sticky kind .............. :D
Thanks, Tom...was gonna use axle grease but you set me straight...
 
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