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Guide:- Easy Load Cover Fix

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Old Nov 11th, 2015, 03:01   #1
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Ok my load cover was rolling up when hitting bumps.
So a quick look at it revealed the plastic had worn/snapped so, lateral thinking came in to play-

You need a hacksaw
Couple of inches of 16mm pipe
Araldite (Other types of glue are available)
Paint

Cut it down the middle so you get 2 half pipes

Position them so they cover where the plastic is supposed to be and glue them on and spray it black

Note - it might be easier to paint them first - then touch up if needed!

Why bother? The load cover is not just to cover the boot, it acts as the space the sub is built for and deflects the rear speaker sound forward. Very good for your sound system


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Painted and in place


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Good guide Druid maybe Simon or one of the mods can stick it above handy for you v40 owners . I will pm him
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Now all we need is a fix for the silly round bits that the shelf sits on as they do appear to be a weak point and I have a broken 1. Thanks
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Heh, had the same problem, these things do break often. I used this special kind of glue, that you can shape and stick with your hands. When it hardens it's as hard as plastic and you can even grind it. Worked like a charm.
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Heh, had the same problem, these things do break often. I used this special kind of glue, that you can shape and stick with your hands. When it hardens it's as hard as plastic and you can even grind it. Worked like a charm.
Come on ww1dm1, You just have to let us into the secret of what the glue is.
Tradename, we need a tradename.
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Come on ww1dm1, You just have to let us into the secret of what the glue is.
Tradename, we need a tradename.
It was a no name product I got from a local store, I'm not from the UK. I believe a more precise term would be "epoxy putty", not exactly glue. It's a fairly common product, you mix two components by kneading them in your palm and the mixture hardens in an hour. By then you can daub it on something and/or shape it, and after it's hard you can proceed to grind, drill, sand, paint, etc.

Looked very similar to this, just in darker colour. There is a variety where the components are already layered together instead of being in separate sticks. Maybe someone local can recommend you a brand:

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love the fix - thanks for posting!
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