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Unread 12th July 2018, 05:49 AM
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Ok, safest way is with boiling water, a heat gun will work but you can very easily get it too hot
Boiling water, good idea!

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You might find some handy hints from what he's done with his trim
Thanks for the link Bennie
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Unread 12th July 2018, 10:06 AM
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Removing this stuff is incredibly tedious. Boiling water softens it a bit. Wondering whether I should dismantle it as much as possible before applying boiling water to too much of it.

Hmm... never finishid this post..!
I've now moved on to using a hair dryer. works well! not hot enouh to affect the plastic, but warms up the goop nicely enough to scoop out some and squish the rest down.
then I'll probably get some new stuff and layer it on top.
At this stage I'm pretty confident it'll work out ok.
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Attacked the bit I really needed to do before I bothered about anything else.
The sunroof frame's a bit cactus.


First attempt at re-gluing hoodlining:


I wonder if I can get a roadworthy on it without a sunroof in it!
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More rust.
Will need to cut out an replace where the battery sits I reckon. This car definitely lived outside for a wet season or three, as well as having a dodgy battery in it.
Still confident though, if between that and the sunroof frame that's the worst of it I've come off lightly.
Going to have to pull up the carpet though. I'm sure there will be more.
Fun and games!
I shouldn't have said anything, I'm probably going to find buckets of it in the floor pan.

But... I think I've found tyres for it! (eventually - it'll end up with stock for roadworthy)

Bridgestone (bang for buck I can't buy anything else cheaper) D697 235/60/16.

Although could possibly put 215/65/16 (same as I've got on the forester)
but apart from width the thing that grabs me is speed rating. the 235/60/16 in D697 A/T have an 'H' rating versus 'S' for the 215/65/16.

And being that the SVX is a 'high performance' vehicle, it makes sense to get a better speed rating, because who doesn't like going flat out in the dirt?
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Does the tyre placard in the door jamb specify speed rating? If it does, you need to follow that as a minimum to get a safety cert.
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Unread 25th July 2018, 06:38 AM
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I'll be getting the safety cert (roadworthy up here) with Potenzas on it. The larger tyres will be down the track a bit.
Got a fair bit of work to do before I worry about A/T rubber.

at some stage it may become a case of "what placard"
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