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Old 08-25-2008, 10:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Above: the gaps! It's no Lexus.



The 3 mm weatherstripping. I cut this in half, width wise.



This worked out quite nicely: the strip was just the right size so I could position it in the gap and peel the backing off with it staying in place. Then I lifted up on the bumper to squish the adhesive down nicely.



Top view: the hood presses lightly against this.



No more business card size hole in the front of the car! Mercedes, eat your heart out.

I need to finish the quarter panel gap around the side marker portion of the assembly. I'll just use black silicone there since it's too small for the foam strip.
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