Go Back  S2KI Honda S2000 Forums > International Communities > UK & Ireland S2000 Community
Reload this Page >

Alternative fix for premature wearing of hood

UK & Ireland S2000 Community Discussions related to the S2000, its ownership and enthusiasm for it in the UK and Ireland. Including FAQs, and technical questions.

Alternative fix for premature wearing of hood

 
Old 04-05-2009, 12:36 AM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nth Yks
Posts: 929
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default Alternative fix for premature wearing of hood

From the FAQ:

"Premature Wearing of Roof

A number of cars are suffering with premature roof wear. There is a guide below with some preventative measures.

It seems the arm that is doing the damage can only do so when the hood is right down and it is pressed against the hood.
Operation of the hood and the movement of the car then causes it to rub against the hood and wear through, possible bigger problem for those with hardtops."

Wise words. With only 1200 miles up I started to see the very beginnings of this problem on my own S (As in starting to be able to see from the outside - with the roof up - the sharp-edged mark starting to press through the roof material being made from the inside - while roof down.)

Was looking at my MTB last week and noticed the Lizard Skins chainstay protector on it.... and . Here's a pic from www.ukbikestore.co.uk of the item (the 'jumbo' derivative) in question:



And here they are (well, one of them) VERY securely on the car:



Not bad! They are made of neoprene and, as such, have lots of stretchability (and will therefore hopefully for some time resist being worn through by the metal joint in question) and the velcro is WELL grippy. Just attach them on the straight(er) bit of the tubular assemblage they go on and then carefully slide them up over the joint (a bit of fiddling around required pulling the now attached sleeve out from the joint to get the sleeve over the joint between the back of the joint and the roof material). Keeping the thing aligned along its length is a bit tricky and took me a couple or three goes to get right to the point where the job looks tidy and even when fitted with minimal rucks and folds along its length. EDIT: maybe twisting them round so that the velcro strips are top side will make them last longer as in the sharp joint edges of the metal joint concerned will take way longer - if at all - to rub through this harder nylon part than the neoprene?

Mine are staying well put and I'm chuffed with this solution. The roof seems to fold down just as easily with them fitted as it did before.

I paid
98RON is offline  
The following users liked this post:
CuriousGeorge (10-29-2016)
Old 04-05-2009, 12:42 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: A1A Beachfront Avenue
Posts: 11,143
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Looks like a good option - having just had my roof replaced I'll look to purchase some of them - anything to prevent the wear and another big bill!
Bundle of Mayhem is offline  
Old 04-05-2009, 12:49 AM
  #3  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 446
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Thats a fantastic idea mate
GIXER1 is offline  
The following users liked this post:
KingD (04-25-2017)
Old 04-05-2009, 12:57 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 8,907
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Group buy?
Gaspode is offline  
Old 04-05-2009, 12:59 AM
  #5  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,590
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I'll add it to the FAQ.
Shopman is offline  
Old 04-05-2009, 03:17 AM
  #6  
 
s2konroids's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: location, location
Posts: 20,824
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

s2konroids is offline  
Old 04-05-2009, 04:01 AM
  #7  
Administrator
 
AquilaEagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Heath & Reach, Beds, UK
Posts: 95,062
Received 38 Likes on 33 Posts
Default

I've stuck a patch on the inside on the roof, probably too late now though, my roof is facked.
AquilaEagle is offline  
Old 04-05-2009, 07:16 AM
  #8  
UK Moderator
 
chrisr111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: MUGEN 無限 POWER
Posts: 4,134
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I've just been to get some from Halfords (
chrisr111 is offline  
Old 04-05-2009, 07:48 AM
  #9  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: york
Posts: 236
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

This is great, thank you...just going off to order some.
defiant is offline  
Old 04-05-2009, 07:59 AM
  #10  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nth Yks
Posts: 929
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

.... the pressure's ON now... I just hope these jobbies don't f uck up and split or something in a month or two

98
98RON is offline  

Quick Reply: Alternative fix for premature wearing of hood


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands