[xj] Hood ( Bonnet here in Oz ) lining repair

Dear Gentleman ( Are there any Ladies?) I have the bonnet
off my 83 Xj6 Soveriegn to change to electric fans and rod
the radiator core and thoughts turn to fixing the bonnet
lining. The original is only a bit tatty and worth a repair
to recreate the outer layer that holds the whole lot together.
Has anyone any experience in painting/ spraying any
commercial product on to hold the fibreglass together and
form an acceptable cosmetic result?
Current thoughts range from Selleys acrylic contact
adhedsive to underbody spray or even just engine enamel.
Heat resistance is a clear requirement ( which may rule out
the underbody products that contain bitumen . The acrylic
contact is rated up to 160 C but I am concerned that it may
not be a suitable base for any back paint.
Anyone been there before?

Cheers Gordon Taylor
83 XJ6 Sovereign
cobalt blue with wire wheels
Bought on Ebay!–
Capt T
Albury NSW, Australia
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In reply to a message from Capt T sent Sat 19 Jan 2008:

once the insulation deteriorates, it is best to replace it, I tried
applying paint as adhesive to mine, and it only became hardened,
postponing the inevitable. The original panels are still available,
and once you buy a new set of panels, they are good for another 20+
years.

Zurdo–
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Anyone been there before?
Cheers Gordon Taylor


1965 3.8 ‘S’ 1984 XJ-6
Florida, United States
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In reply to a message from zurdo sent Sat 19 Jan 2008:

Captain T:

Yea, somewhere on one or more of these lists are at least a couple
of ladies. They don’t post oftent as their Jaguars seem to behave
better for them?

My 83 XJ6.s got to look like a moth eaten bear rug. My solution was
to remove it and clean up the underside of the bonnett. It looks
great and I see, hear or feel no ill effects.

Go bare!! (weak pun intended)

Carl–
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once the insulation deteriorates, it is best to replace it, I tried
applying paint as adhesive to mine, and it only became hardened,
postponing the inevitable. The original panels are still available,
and once you buy a new set of panels, they are good for another 20+
years.


Carl Hutchins
Walnut Creek, California, United States
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In reply to a message from Capt T sent Sat 19 Jan 2008:

Gordon - not what you’re asking but how does one ‘rod the core’ ?

I have a Mustang that I think needs this treatment, it’s not an old
rad but there’s quite a bit of sediment stuck in the tubes. I
imagine you have to remove either the top or bottom section to do
this, or is there a dodge ?–
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off my 83 Xj6 Soveriegn to change to electric fans and rod
the radiator core and thoughts turn to fixing the bonnet


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In reply to a message from Anthony Richards sent Sat 19 Jan 2008:

Hi Anthony,
Remove your radiator and take it to your local radiator or cooling
specialist. They will remove the top and bottom tanks, rod out the
core inspect and put it back together for you. Cost in Australia is
about AU$250.00

Paul.–
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Gordon - not what you’re asking but how does one ‘rod the core’ ?
I have a Mustang that I think needs this treatment, it’s not an old
rad but there’s quite a bit of sediment stuck in the tubes. I
imagine you have to remove either the top or bottom section to do
this, or is there a dodge ?


Paul Tomlinson. 1975 XJ5.3-C and 1961 MK2/2.4
Bathurst, NSW, Australia
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Here’s what I did…

http://www.jag-lovers.org/snaps/snap_view.php3?id=1152856518

JC Whitney sells the material, glue & aluminum trim tape for about $50, so you
have enough for at least 2 Jags!–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

Capt T wrote:

Dear Gentleman ( Are there any Ladies?) I have the bonnet
off my 83 Xj6 Soveriegn to change to electric fans and rod
the radiator core and thoughts turn to fixing the bonnet
lining. The original is only a bit tatty and worth a repair
to recreate the outer layer that holds the whole lot together.
Has anyone any experience in painting/ spraying any
commercial product on to hold the fibreglass together and
form an acceptable cosmetic result?
Current thoughts range from Selleys acrylic contact
adhedsive to underbody spray or even just engine enamel.
Heat resistance is a clear requirement ( which may rule out
the underbody products that contain bitumen . The acrylic
contact is rated up to 160 C but I am concerned that it may
not be a suitable base for any back paint.
Anyone been there before?

Cheers Gordon Taylor
83 XJ6 Sovereign
cobalt blue with wire wheels
Bought on Ebay!

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In reply to a message from Cannara sent Sun 20 Jan 2008:

Alex,

with the aluminum tape sealing the joints, it looks like
residential-air-conditioning-duct-insulation-turned-bonnet-
insulation-for-Jaguar-XJ. I wonder if it would not be cheaper to go
to the local Residential A/C Duct supplier and get the sheets there.

The original material used in the XJ is dyed black, but it looks
just like the yellow fiberglass R-12 insulation rolls used in
homes’ attics.

Zurdo–
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Here’s what I did…
have enough for at least 2 Jags!
Alex


1965 3.8 ‘S’ 1984 XJ-6
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You can get the material at the hardware store too Zurdo. Doubt you’d find it
cheaper. Maybe you missed it, but the insulation on our SIII is stuck on
aluminum side down, with the tape to neaten edges, then all was sprayed satin
black, thus matching the bonnet, so it’s invisible.–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

zurdo wrote:

In reply to a message from Cannara sent Sun 20 Jan 2008:

Alex,

with the aluminum tape sealing the joints, it looks like
residential-air-conditioning-duct-insulation-turned-bonnet-
insulation-for-Jaguar-XJ. I wonder if it would not be cheaper to go
to the local Residential A/C Duct supplier and get the sheets there.

The original material used in the XJ is dyed black, but it looks
just like the yellow fiberglass R-12 insulation rolls used in
homes’ attics.

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Dear Gentleman ( Are there any Ladies?) I have the bonnet
off my 83 Xj6 Soveriegn to change to electric fans and rod
the radiator core and thoughts turn to fixing the bonnet
lining.
Anyone been there before?

Cheers Gordon Taylor
83 XJ6 Sovereign
cobalt blue with wire wheels
Bought on Ebay!


Capt T

G’day Gordon,
If you do decide to replace it, I used the same stuff as these
petrol - heads did.

http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_2085/article.html

        This was about 5 years ago and it hasn't come unstuck yet, it 

has a nice woven cloth look to it. I bought it at Autobarn. NAYY
(No Affilliation, Yadda, Yadda).

regards,
John Hudson
Brisbane Australia
71 SI XJ6(boring beige), 85 SIII XJ6(cobalt blue).----- Original Message -----
From: “Capt T” gbtaylor@bigpond.net.au
To: xj@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 7:17 PM
Subject: [xj] Hood ( Bonnet here in Oz ) lining repair

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John, that’s got the same fire-proofed scrap body as the aluminized stuff I
used, but I do like the fabric covering better.–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

John Hudson wrote:

G’day Gordon,
If you do decide to replace it, I used the same stuff as
these petrol - heads did.

http://www.autospeed.com/cms/A_2085/article.html

       This was about 5 years ago and it hasn't come unstuck yet, it 

has a nice woven cloth look to it. I bought it at Autobarn. NAYY
(No Affilliation, Yadda, Yadda).

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I took the easy way out and ordered a replacement from Greg @ Coventry
West. Fitted perfectly and stayed on - once I found a decent glue!

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In reply to a message from Cannara sent Mon 21 Jan 2008:

Radiator rodding:

I suppose one could use a torch and remove the upper and lower
tanks. Then use some type of barbed rod to dig the crap out of the
tubes. Then solder the tanks back on. Also, just how do you test it
for leaks under pressure?

Another rub is that the tubes may well fall apart when the
supporting crud is removed! The recore is the answer.
So, be prepared when the shop calls, then go look!

Or just track down a good source for a quality replacement
radiator. They are not all the same. Recores are not all alike
either.

Carl–
Carl Hutchins
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