I remember reading this thread 3 years ago when it was first written.
I have a long drive tomorrow up to Asheville and the forecast is humid, humid, hot, and humid.
I have no idea why I put this off so long - it took perhaps 10 minutes including removing the front grill to seal off the inlets. Had I exercised care to make sure I retained the rivets it might have taken 15 minutes, but I didn't.
I will return and report.
2006 Ardent Red Elise
Touring, Star Shield, hard top, remote V1 display and bracket, sun visor delete, micro mirror, shifter fix, Stage II exhaust, de-snorkeled, ITG air filter, Nautilus horn, black LSS wheels, ARP wheel studs, upgraded oil line fittings, ProAlloy radiator, s.s.brake lines, BOE Race Links, Innovative rear motor mount, plastic grills out, all aluminum mesh, Total Oil Control Wet Sump V1.1, s.s. caliper pistons, BWR sway bar, Penske NA coilovers.