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Old 4th October 2017, 02:25 PM
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That's actually pretty good Sean as it's a metre wide (like our boot sills).
Though the included magnets might be a tad superfluous.....

I've ordered a slightly more robust (thicker) one from Amazon and will see how it fits when it arrives.
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Old 4th October 2017, 02:41 PM
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I've ordered a slightly more robust (thicker) one from Amazon and will see how it fits when it arrives.
Let me know what you think of it, and I might even buy one.

Having said that, I still haven't fitted the boot liner I bought from A8parts on the open day back in June.
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Old 4th October 2017, 04:17 PM
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The replacement seal (used, from our sponsors) had some inevitable minor damage along the bottom edge but I've repaired most of that with neoprene adhesive. I used something designed for wet suits called "Neoprene Queen".
Did you ring them and let them know?
I have rubbish here you can buy out the skip you don't need to get it from the other end of the country.
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Old 4th October 2017, 04:26 PM
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Did you ring them and let them know?
I didn't need to, I picked it up from them at the annual meet in June (Maria handed it to me) so the condition was known to us both.
It was the best one they had (definitely not rubbish) and a lot better than mine, which was in quite a bad way.

The damage was sort of surface peeling/tearing/scuffs, only a couple of small tears actually penetrating significantly, so the seal was doing it's job OK.
My repairs were to put it all back in place, seal minor scuffs and stop it getting worse by being caught on luggage etc. while loading/unloading.
And assuming my protector mat is suitable it will stay in good condition from now on.
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 6th October 2017, 10:41 AM
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I've ordered a slightly more robust (thicker) one from Amazon and will see how it fits when it arrives.
Arrived today and will do the job for me.

It's sold for dog owners and is made of "eco leather" (vinyl to you and me) with a simple foam backing.
It is about 40" wide (ideal for a D2) and 24" deep which is plenty.
Velcro strip along one edge that grips well to the boot carpet. I have a robust semi-rigid fitted boot liner as well that overlaps it so it's quite secure, just folds/roll easily into the boot over that whilst staying attached.

Oddly, called "Barry"! https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BU8ZKUU

Note that there isn't a separate Velcro strip supplied to glue/fix to the car, just the Velcro on the mat itself, but that runs along the whole edge and stuck pretty firmly to the boot floor covering material.
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 6th October 2017, 11:22 AM
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Arrived today and will do the job for me.

Oddly, called "Barry"! https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01BU8ZKUU
Cheers Andrew. Added to my To-Buy list.
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My DIY jobs - Replaced alarm horn, Replaced Coolant Temp sensor, Updated RNS-D firmware, Installed Reversing Camera and Digital TV, Dashcam Installation, Retrofitted Rear Blinds, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Chrome Boot Struts

2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:L--- Suzuka Grey, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Old 6th October 2017, 01:04 PM
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Barry the Barrier in place (made in Poland if anyone is interested):

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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation".
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 9th October 2017, 10:09 AM
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Great idea

Thanks for the link Andrew. Gonna get me one of those!
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