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3rd Generation 1979 - 1993 => 1979 - 1993 => Topic started by: djburton on March 05, 2017, 11:46:44 AM

Title: side mouldings
Post by: djburton on March 05, 2017, 11:46:44 AM
93 LX....Orig stick on side mouldings were in tough shape so I ordered some repros. They were halfway decent pieces but just like the original,they like to come unstuck on the ends.I tried heating them up with a heat lamp as much as I dared and devised a clamping method to hold them in place but after a couple weeks they were unstuck again. The peel and stick was not adequate and these mouldings are made flat and don't want to conform to the curve of the body.OEM pieces aren't any better IMO. If I could do it over,I would have removed the sticky from them and used some more aggressive stuff but that ship has sailed.
Does anyone have any tips on a type of adhesive I could use without messing everything up?
Thanks!
Title: Re: side mouldings
Post by: jwc66k on March 05, 2017, 12:34:42 PM
Many years back on a 2006 Kia, I used 3M8008 weather strip adhesive for a similar problem. I know, different car, probably different original attaching methods, but if you're think gluing is an option try the 3M stuff.
Jim
Title: Re: side mouldings
Post by: djburton on March 06, 2017, 08:21:09 AM
Thanks Jim! My only other option is to try to remove the mouldings,taking a chance that I will ruin them or the new paint or both as most of the mouldings are stuck pretty good.
Title: Re: side mouldings
Post by: KevinK on March 06, 2017, 11:50:46 AM
If you have to remove them, use a piano wire to saw them off.
Title: Re: side mouldings
Post by: midlife on March 06, 2017, 02:04:05 PM
If you have to remove them, use a piano wire to saw them off.
Ouch!  Piano wire may be metal, and you really don't want to do that.  A plastic guitar string might be better, or try dental floss.
Title: Re: side mouldings
Post by: hopeto on March 09, 2017, 04:33:24 PM
fishing line
Title: Re: side mouldings
Post by: djburton on March 11, 2017, 10:37:36 AM
fishing line

There you go! I have some 50 lb test Fireline,small diameter,wicked stuff. If you're hung up on a snag and try to grab it to break it off...cut your hand off.It's nice and smooth so it shouldn't damage the paint. I'm going to wait till it warms up and the sun hits the car. I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: side mouldings
Post by: 79mustangcobra on March 23, 2017, 10:56:23 AM
fishing line

I second that.  I have heard good things using this.