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Has anyone tried to glue body trims?


Hey there, I found a nice set of trims including wheels well pieces, unfortunately with no those nice wide stainless steel panels, only thin trims and wheels well trims. For wheel well it seems I have most of holes, not a big issue to drill a couple more (except the very rear wheel well piece, it doesn't seem to match body lines perfectly, it seems much more curvy that body line on mine, and seems a bit longer too).

The issue starts with the thin horizontal trims. The holes on mines are sealed and I'm not 100% I'd like to drill the body, so mu question is - anyone tried to put them on 3M tape or something? Maybe sticky foam? Or they are too heavy and will turn projectiles on a first road bump?

PS. Does anyone have a closeup image of the very rear wheel well pieces attachment?

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I know guys who use windshield urethane sometimes but with that style of moulding you'd have to fill the entire backside of that channel. If everything is clean and if you used some urethane primer first I bet it would work well though.

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Hmm.. whoa, that's gonna take like 5 buckets of urethane:)  I thought maybe a thick and thin double sided foam... But maybe il just go with the drilling:( 

Will need to find specs on where to make holes.

 

Forgot to show the piece of concern:

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Looks like the repair didn't take into consideration that the lower quarter has a slight concave.

This might sound dumb, But I'd actually consider cutting a slot in that trim to the inside . One cut at your thumb, and another at about 1" up from the bottom.

Then bend it to fit the flat lower line.



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There's a decent chance I'll have to:(
Yeah, it feels like something went wrong when the car was done last time. However it feels like metal, not bondo.

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The problem with drilling the holes is trying to find those goofy clips they used. They are quite an oddball clip.



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Yeah, the clips look odd indeed, moreover, they are different in two sets I got.

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I would seriously consider using 3M mounting tape rather than drilling. Properly prepped where it's to sit, the stuff works very well.

It there is holes in the trim, cut the heads off some stainless screws and silicone them over the holes!



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Neilvermilion wrote:

 

PS. Does anyone have a closeup image of the very rear wheel well pieces attachment?

 


 This is what mine looks like. Original pieces so quite pitted, plus it's not very clean and needs a good polish.

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Back in 2012 I used 3M Marine Grade Silicone Sealent on my one car.

(No, 1988 Cougar pictures for those sensitive eyes)

Fast drying, and the big heavy moldings have not moved since.

Your dry-fit has to be perfect with this stuff !

Not cheap but will not ever move.

I am not sure if it would work this well with stainless.



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Thanks for the advise and the photo. Will try some 3M.

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cdnpont wrote:

I would seriously consider using 3M mounting tape rather than drilling. Properly prepped where it's to sit, the stuff works very well.

It there is holes in the trim, cut the heads off some stainless screws and silicone them over the holes!


 Sorry to be late on this but totally agree here with Mark. Used 3M mounting tape on trim, fender flasher and emblems -  next to impossible to remove. 



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The stuff actually gets chemically stronger the longer you leave it on.



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