When I had that problem the blanket had deteriorated and could not be
reglued, so I removed it, bought a new blanket, and glued it with 3M
08088 trim adhesive. Alas, to do the job right, you have to remove the
hood and install the new blanket with the hood upside down.
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I just did this on my '88 560 SEL. Removing & reinstalling the hood was not
difficult at all (with
one assistant helping out). Just a couple of clips and a couple bolts to remove.
There was no issue
with re-alignment or anything.
And once the proud owner of a secondhand
1977 300D, 1979 240D, 1982 300D, & 1985 380SE
Get yourself a facemask, some goggles, a plastic scraper, a plastic tarp, a
new hood pad, and some 3m trim adhesive (or is it super trip adhesive? it
comes in a spray can). Put a tarp on the hood, scrape all the old stuff
off...actually you know what,after you do that just go to a paint shop and
have them put the new hood on. My local place took off the hood and did it
proper for $40 since I had stripped off the old one myself.
My local Mercedes wrecking yard Wreckomended (hehe) contact cement as
an adhesive for this job... Just make sure to clean the hood
Also, the 3M spray can stuff is probably the same material, but will
go on lighter, which is some advantage.
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