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coyoteboy

posted on 30/10/23 at 04:09 PM Reply With Quote
Bonnet bumper rubber

I have a car that is knocking on 30 years old now and the bonnet hinges are getting a bit of play. They're pressed items and not adjustable, and now while the bonnet is latched I get constant scratchy jiggly rattles as it goes over bumps and the body flexes. It's driving me nuts.

In an effort to diagnose it, I trapped some neoprene under the hinge area to just preload the hinge a little upwards and this silenced the nuisance.

Is anyone aware of a location to buy firm rubber strip that is bond-on, or adjustable height bumpers that I can cut and bond? The neoprene compressed and the rattle returned after a week.

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Schrodinger

posted on 30/10/23 at 04:20 PM Reply With Quote
How about CBS https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/self-adhesive-strip
Trim strip





Keith
Aviemore

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nick205

posted on 30/10/23 at 04:40 PM Reply With Quote
You might give Woolies a look

https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1726-flat-black-rubber-strip

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gremlin1234

posted on 30/10/23 at 09:08 PM Reply With Quote
draft excluder tape

https://www.amazon.co.uk/foam-tape/s?k=foam+tape

https://www.amazon.co.uk/DIY-Doctor-Adhesive-Stripping-Excluder/dp/B091HPDSH4

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coyoteboy

posted on 31/10/23 at 01:44 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for the suggestions folks, problem is they are all a bit soft, the neoprene I used was an old kneeling pad 10mm thick and that rapidly compressed and stayed compressed.

I see a bunch of screw-in rubber stops but I dont have any screw threaded holes and I'm not planning to drill any but im sure there must be bond on options my Google foo is failing me for.

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nick205

posted on 31/10/23 at 03:19 PM Reply With Quote
Any chance of replacing the actual hinges to overcome the wear?
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coyoteboy

posted on 31/10/23 at 03:31 PM Reply With Quote
Discontinued, online sources are pushing the price up to 75 quid per side 😭
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Dingz

posted on 2/11/23 at 08:37 AM Reply With Quote
I think you’ll find most foams will take on a set quite quickly, try a solid but low shore solid rubber if you can.





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gremlin1234

posted on 2/11/23 at 08:46 AM Reply With Quote
how about stick on rubber feet

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/enclosure-accessories/1368967

there is a range, all self adhesive except 136-8970

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coyoteboy

posted on 2/11/23 at 08:50 AM Reply With Quote
I couldn't find anything the right shape/firmness so I'm going to go with the rubbers off a similar vehicle and cut and bond them.


Surf Bonnet Rubber
Surf Bonnet Rubber

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coyoteboy

posted on 2/11/23 at 10:40 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gremlin1234
how about stick on rubber feet

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/enclosure-accessories/1368967

there is a range, all self adhesive except 136-8970


do RS still do private customers?

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gremlin1234

posted on 2/11/23 at 12:25 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coyoteboy

do RS still do private customers?


I just checked, yes they do, you can even buy stuff as a guest, without registering

I think for Farnell, you use cpc as a private customer.

ps, I noticed the item I linked to is on back order.

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coyoteboy

posted on 2/11/23 at 12:27 PM Reply With Quote
Ah nice. I moved to NL a couple of years ago and they won't sell to private folk in europe, but while I'm back in the UK I will order from there. Thanks for the heads up!
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