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Stelvio

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I am installing new seats in my 97 (SM I use at HPDE events).  I am left with a variety of holes in the floor that I need to close off.  I've tried searching the forum but can't find any commentary on the simplest \/most effective way to fill these.  Any advice is much appreciated

 



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I think Mazda actually makes plugs for some of them.  I've (Gorilla) glued aluminum circles over some.  I've also found plastic plugs online for the ones in the trunk...I pop one out and run the battery tender cord thru it between races.  For small holes, I use aluminum tape.


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I think Mazda actually makes plugs for some of them.  I've (Gorilla) glued aluminum circles over some.  I've also found plastic plugs online for the ones in the trunk...I pop one out and run the battery tender cord thru it between races.  For small holes, I use aluminum tape.

 

+1 , I use aluminum tape for small holes... Not sure If it's the "proper way" though...


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Hmmm...I actually drill holes in my floor on both sides at the low points so that the rain water can get out.  Battery tender jr user here too ;^)


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I like the holes.... extra aero... :wacko:


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If you use aluminum tape, rub the tape down with a screwdriver handle. The glue really likes the added pressure.

 

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I got a litle bit of grief this year due to some holes where I had my ballast bolted in the past.  Not sure why but they were getting picky with it this year.  Most stock holes, you can buy a stock plug.  Little holes are easy to tape.  Gorrilla glue or even RTV works well for most metal patches.  If it's one where I'm concerned a glued on patch will get scraped off and I'll end up doing it all over again like the square hole between the pedals (couldn't find a plug for that one) I glue on the patch and run some pop rivets through it to make sure it stays there.


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I've used inner tube patches before.



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I think aluminum tape wins the contest for lowest cost, easiest installed and therefore must be the best solution!  Thanks

 



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Clear silicone calk from home depot for smaller size bolt holes on the floor.  Or weld them up with a by backing up the hole with brass.






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