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    My Polish Evo 2 M3 Hood/Bumper/Trunk Gaskets

    Well I'm only 25% polish- but I do enjoy my Harbor Freight tools and making things work for cheap.

    I was doing some research a few weeks ago about the e30 M3 Evo 2 gaskets that were used on the hood/fender and bumper/valence gap. From what I saw it really cleaned it up a bit and made the lines more "modern" and cleaned up- I guess you can say.

    So instead of paying $250 for a set that I was finding, I decided to hit up Lowes and grabbed a few types of door/window weather stripping. Did a few tests and found out that the Frost King EPDM 1/4in Black matched the best for under $7/pack.

    As far as longevity, the adhesive is surprisingly strong. "Premium Rubber Foam, will not harden, crack or freeze" "Retains shape in sub-zero temperatures"

    I can't find it on Amazon, but its probably sitting at your local Lowes: Frost King 2-Pack 0.312-in x 17-ft Black Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer Door Weatherstrips

    Per pack- it has 2 1/4 strips together in 8.5 foot sections. You could easily separate them with a sharp blade, but I ended up keeping them together for better adhesive purposes. If you do separate them you would end up with 17ft total.

    Here is what I used (keeping the two sections together)
    - (1) For both sides of the hood/fender gaps
    - (1) For the bumper/valence gap
    - (1 with extra left over) For the trunk gaps

    So for about $24 I can't say this was a bad deal. Overall, it came out much better than I could have expected. Keep in mind- I might have slightly odd gaps compared to you- my front end valance was replaced and re-welded on from a donor, so things are a little difficult to dial up straight.

    I'll be sure to update this as time goes on with how long it holds up. Hope this is good info for some people!














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    #2
    This has been done before, by DC Colegrove...(I think)
    He sold it in a kit for the hood for a while. The issue with the adhesive, is it comes off the gasket, but stays on the car. It's a BITCH to get off the car.
    Originally posted by codyep3
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      #3
      Pretty cool little write up. I think I'll have to try it out. The hood seals make such a BIG difference in my opinion.
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        #4
        Originally posted by Todd Black 88 View Post
        This has been done before, by DC Colegrove...(I think)
        He sold it in a kit for the hood for a while. The issue with the adhesive, is it comes off the gasket, but stays on the car. It's a BITCH to get off the car.
        He did, and here they are on my black car. I never had any problems with the ones for the hood. But the ones on the trunk did as you described.

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          #5
          Anyone who used this weather seal, hows it holding up?

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