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Old December 7th, 2007, 11:07 AM
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the cushioning foam under the diamond plate

I'm having my wing and bonnet protectors powdered coated and that means scraping off the foam on the bottom. While I can just re-install them without the foam I'd prefer using it. RN doesn't have it. Any idea who might.

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Old December 7th, 2007, 11:28 AM
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You could probably buy a couple of sheets at Lowes and cut them out yourself. I did not put any under my plates. Not worring about the paint underneath as I drilled 12 (painfull) holes and do not plan to take them off.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 12:06 PM
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I used pond liner from Lowes on mine
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Old December 7th, 2007, 12:19 PM
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Pond liner is good stuff.

However, the OEM foam is not adhesive, though it may have "stuck" to the parts. Anychance you can just get a good peel going?
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Old December 7th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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Pond liner is good stuff.

However, the OEM foam is not adhesive, though it may have "stuck" to the parts. Anychance you can just get a good peel going?
I fitted an OEM wingtop kit I got from Rovers North and the foam definitely had adhesive- really, really strong adhesive. It was a fair sized sheet of foam that was hard to maneuver, and I accidentally got it stuck to the side of the fender when I was peeling the backing off. It was a pita to get off.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 05:19 PM
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Funny, either I'm totally fubar, or my OEM kit didnt have it. Of course it wouldnt be unlike LR to be inconsistent...
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Old December 8th, 2007, 01:41 AM
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I just got mine yesterday from Rovers North - no foam.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 03:38 AM
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Is it an OEM Land Rover kit? RN likes to sell off-brand crap.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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I was wanting to put something inbetween the rear light mount and the body, I like the idea of the foamy stuff but it seems like it would hold moisture. Is the pond liner availible in small amounts or does it come in large rolls?
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Old December 8th, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Pond liner is sold by the foot, but its like 8 feet wide. No matter, 2-3 feet still costs less than 10 bucks and you'll start using it for all sorts of little anti-vibration/anti-scuff projects.
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Old December 8th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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Pond liner is the way to go IMHO. I make gaskets from the stuff...for separating unlike materials...
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Old December 8th, 2007, 11:48 AM
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Pond liner? I would never have thought of that but it sounds excellent for a number of projects and living in the Pacific Northwest, wet is always an issue. Off to Lowes and thanks for the idea.

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Old December 8th, 2007, 03:13 PM
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I used some neoprene washers from my local hardware store to separate the tail lights from the body on my 110. It was quick, easy and shouldn't hold any moisture.
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