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 Post subject: A couple simple restoration/detailing questions
PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 5:38 pm 

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Location: Reno, NV
So, I started tearing into my 87 Impulse. Under the hood, there is a long strip of foam padding. This foam padding is all old and dry and crmbling away. Does anyone know where I could find replacement automotive foam padding like this? It doesn't have to be OEM, but I want to replace this stuff with something.

Another question is on cleaning my rims. My Impulse has the white, special edition rims and I want to keep them.

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I've been able to clean them up pretty good, but they do have some serious staining from brake dust and road dirt in the grooves. Two thoughts I had, one would be pressure washing. Another would be to have them blasted and re-powdercoated. I've tried everything on them. I even tried some brake cleaner and carb cleaner to no avail. Any suggestions here?

Another area I want to spiff up is under the hood. There is just a lot of dirt accumulation under there. I know how to clean all the motor parts, but what is the best method to clean off all the dirt and grime from the paint in the engine compartment? Just a lot of soap and elbow grease?

Thanks -Bart

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