Sunday, July 5, 2020
"I have often marveled at the thin line which separates success from failure."
I remembered back a few years when I was reading about how some random dude cleaned old rubber with Goop hand cleaner - the cheap stuff you find at the hardware store on the bottom shelf - it's about $3 for a tub and it cleans hands very well - no matter what's on them - they're clean when you're done.
This was the first pass - I cleaned the corner piece and then mated it up to the tear...not bad! The rubber is soft and clean. All of the dirt, adhesive and weird crap came right off with very little effort.
I may use this when I mate the body and pan with an adhesive - who knows how long it'll be there before I split them again to restore the car (maybe two years from now, maybe never).
So, yeah...I accomplished something small today - but it may have saved me a ton of time later.