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Old 04-12-2010, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default The absolute worst part of the Miata...

...is that nasty black goop they use to seal the plastic sheet inside the doors. I HATE that stuff. There has got to be a better way to weather-seal the doors without resorting to the perpetually-gooey stick-to-everything ooze.*





*It wasn't slime, it was ooze.
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Ah yes, I think that's the worst part, too.
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I stock up on that stuff....... Put a touch on your socket to hold the bolt in.
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It's not just in Miatas...
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...and this entire time I thought it was the lack of access to the starter bolts.

Really though, that goop does suck. It sticks to everything.
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It sticks to everything.

Well........ That is the idea.....

Old burnt gear lube is the worst though.
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Back before the doors on my shitbox were gutted I had to deal with that crap. Ruined my favorite sweater =*(
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That's great. I just re-greased my window rails about 2 weeks ago too. I'd been putting it off for months. Thankfully, I didn't ruin any clothing this time.
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Back before the doors on my shitbox were gutted I had to deal with that crap. Ruined my favorite sweater =*(
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WD-40 is good for taking that **** off. I just pulled the door panel on my Geo Metro and it didn't have black goop. The plastic sheet was glued on (really tough **** to rip off too). I ended up just using a razor blade and cutting the sheet instead of trying to rip it off the door.
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Wait a second...hold on a minute. I MIGHT have just had a moment of brilliance.

Has ANYONE TRIED THE BLACK GOOP TO PREVENT DP BOLTS FROM BACKING OUT? Anyone?!

OMG, call me a mothereffin' geenyus!
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I think the worst part of the Miata is the v-band clamps, the o-rings and the hard pipes for the heater core. That **** is by far the worst **** I've dealt with.
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Wait a second...hold on a minute. I MIGHT have just had a moment of brilliance.

Has ANYONE TRIED THE BLACK GOOP TO PREVENT DP BOLTS FROM BACKING OUT? Anyone?!

OMG, call me a mothereffin' geenyus!
I don't think it would survive the heat, prove me wrong.
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I don't think it would survive the heat, prove me wrong.
Surely I jest.




However, if one of you guyses tries it, and it DOES IN FACT WORK, you heard it hear first!!!!
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I actually disassembled a door for my NB yesterday and got that **** all over my arms. What a pain in the *** to get off. Also, whoever decided to assemble the internals of the doors should be ******* shot.
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I think the worst part of the Miata is the v-band clamps, the o-rings and the hard pipes for the heater core. That **** is by far the worst **** I've dealt with.
This!
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**** that the worst thing to ever deal with on a miata are the power window regulators i went through 3 of em before i got the ************ right 60 bucks apeice ftl.
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