Hood stowage cover protector

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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby B_land » Sat 25.01.2014, 19:05

Mine also arrived today.
Thanks again Merv.
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby daveiow » Mon 27.01.2014, 15:26

Arrived this morning :D
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby TrevorB » Mon 27.01.2014, 16:09

Fitted today but not sure it looks right?! Probably because I like clean lines and this appears like I have a paint defect?
It was a little fiddly but I prepared the position by putting some tape along the outer line of fitting point to ensue that
position was correct. Be aware if you touch the sticky side you end up with a finger print which shows through. If it's
not lined up correctly it can easily be peeled off to realign but would not recommend doing that too many times.
At least there is some protection now not that the hood comes up very often.
Here are before and after photo's. What do you think, has it spoilt the look?

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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby Elanlover » Mon 27.01.2014, 16:29

I suspect the colour of the car as something to do with it. A red, black or green car (or other somewhat darker colour) may show this more prominently. Fortunately, a white car, like mine, probably won't show the lines as much - I hope. :-D

It will be interesting to see what it looks like after the roof's been sitting on it for a while or after its been exposed to the sun for a few months.
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby JohnB » Mon 27.01.2014, 17:00

Mine arrived today.
Thanks Merv. :D
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby John_W » Mon 27.01.2014, 20:44

Merv,
Protector arrived today. Thanks.
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby Elanlover » Mon 27.01.2014, 20:46

As has mine!
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby markv » Mon 27.01.2014, 21:46

And mine!

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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby lotusnut » Thu 30.01.2014, 20:21

Don't forget to spray mist soapy water on the body before applying sticker, this allows you to slide it into place before flatting out the air bubbles.
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby inkitin » Thu 30.01.2014, 20:52

TrevorB wrote:Fitted today but not sure it looks right?! Probably because I like clean lines and this appears like I have a paint defect?

Here are before and after photo's. What do you think, has it spoilt the look?

Hmmmmm! That's exactly the reason I didn't go for this particular Group Buy. I've seen a couple of these on Elans before and it has always appeared to me that the "cure" is worse than the symptom.

Well, I think you can already guess what I think :( Sorry Trevor.
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby JohnB » Thu 30.01.2014, 23:56

inkitin wrote:Hmmmmm! That's exactly the reason I didn't go for this particular Group Buy. I've seen a couple of these on Elans before and it has always appeared to me that the "cure" is worse than the symptom.

Well, I think you can already guess what I think :( Sorry Trevor.

Hmmmmm! It's only a tenner, if it's not for you it can always be removed, no harm done! :wink:
Thanks for the time and effort you've put into this group buy Merv!!
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby inkitin » Fri 31.01.2014, 01:02

JohnB wrote:Hmmmmm! It's only a tenner, if it's not for you it can always be removed, no harm done! :wink:

OK, I'm suitably chastised :oops: and yes, you're correct, no harm done for just a tenner. :wink:

Also well done to Merv, because I know how much effort goes into these Group Buys. :clap:
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby JohnB » Fri 31.01.2014, 02:30

inkitin wrote:OK, I'm suitably chastised :oops: and yes, you're correct, no harm done for just a tenner. :wink:

Also well done to Merv, because I know how much effort goes into these Group Buys. :clap:

Gud on yer mate!! :smt023
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby Denny » Fri 31.01.2014, 08:48

Merv,
Protector arrived. Thanks
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby Fredjohn » Fri 31.01.2014, 12:59

Merv
Protector arrived last Saturday but only managed to get to PO today as away all week.

Many thanks for your efforts on this group buy.

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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby GeoffSmith » Fri 31.01.2014, 17:06

inkitin wrote:
JohnB wrote:Hmmmmm! It's only a tenner, if it's not for you it can always be removed, no harm done! :wink:

OK, I'm suitably chastised :oops: and yes, you're correct, no harm done for just a tenner. :wink:

Mind you, a tenner is three pork pies so little chance of Rolly getting his leather bound moth collection out.... :wink:
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 31.01.2014, 18:48

lotusnut wrote:Don't forget to spray mist soapy water on the body before applying sticker, this allows you to slide it into place before flatting out the air bubbles.

You also should clean off any wax or other protectant that is in the area you want to apply it. Absolute cleanliness is necessary.

Look for an instruction video on you-tube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsoYxC72DM0

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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby lotusnut » Sun 02.02.2014, 20:34

I've just got an iMac, so not really sure if this will work, but this should be a picture of the protector on my car.
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby inkitin » Tue 04.02.2014, 18:01

GeoffSmith wrote:so little chance of Rolly getting his leather bound moth collection out.... :wink:

What a damn cheek!! In any case, all the moths in my faux leather wallet (can't afford a real leather one) died of oxygen starvation years ago :(
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Re: Hood stowage cover protector

Postby dapinky » Tue 04.02.2014, 19:31

inkitin wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:so little chance of Rolly getting his leather bound moth collection out.... :wink:

What a damn cheek!! In any case, all the moths in my faux leather wallet (can't afford a real leather one) died of oxygen starvation years ago :(


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