Glue used on hood insulation & air cleaner foams

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by Richie, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Richie

    Richie Well-Known Member

    What is everyone using for glue to attach new insulation to the hood and what type of glue is being used to attach the air cleaner foams? I just purchased new insulation and foams. Thank You
  2. Matt Knutson

    Matt Knutson Well-Known Member

    I never saw glue used on the hood insulation, as, the part is "captured" in the recess. I may be mistaken, but, I think a thin film of contact cement was used on the RA foams. I never glued mine on. If I did I'd probably use a very small amount of contact cement or perhaps a few dabs of urethane cualk. There are very little outside forces acting on the foams - save for curious people.
    I'm guessing there will be other ideas posted.
  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I used a very thin skim coat of gray Permatex on the air cleaner foams. Like Matt said, the hood insulation stays in place just fine with no adhesive. And only use the three pieces of insulation. Discard the pieces that go where the hood scoops are. Thery aren't used on a GS.
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  4. gsx455-4ever

    gsx455-4ever Gold Level Contributor

    Ditto on what Matt said . Only difference is I used 3M weatherstrip adhesive on my foams
  5. Richie

    Richie Well-Known Member

    Thanks Guys
  6. gstewart

    gstewart Well-Known Member

    I use two-sided carpet tape on the air intake foams & nothing on the hood pads.
  7. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Spray headliner glue. ws
  8. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    Nothing on the hood, 3M double sided tape on the foams.
  9. BadBrad

    BadBrad Got 4-speed?

    Nothing and nothing.
  10. Mart

    Mart '71 350 GS, almost stock

    3M on foams, took hood insulation off and left it off .... it just catches and holds dust & dirt.
    Factory glue was a drizzle of some contact cement.
  11. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Well-Known Member

    Nothing and nothing.

    Dont ever pull a blast without the air cleaner lid on LOL... ws
  12. Lorraine

    Lorraine New Member

    Last edited: Dec 15, 2018
  13. rkammer

    rkammer '71 GS455 Arctic White

    I use nothing on hood insulation. On the air cleaner foams, I do something different. I have old used foams for just riding around and NOS foams for shows. So, i put two small strips of Velcro on each inlet of the air cleaner itself and the opposite Velcro strip on the underside of each foam element. then, all I have to do is go back and forth between old and new foams as the situation warrants. Works for me. :)

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