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Offline djburton

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side mouldings
« 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?
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Offline jwc66k

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Re: side mouldings
« Reply #1 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.
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Offline djburton

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Re: side mouldings
« Reply #2 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.

Offline KevinK

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Re: side mouldings
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 11:50:46 AM »
If you have to remove them, use a piano wire to saw them off.

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Re: side mouldings
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: side mouldings
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2017, 04:33:24 PM »
fishing line
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Offline djburton

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Re: side mouldings
« Reply #6 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.

Offline 79mustangcobra

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Re: side mouldings
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2017, 10:56:23 AM »
fishing line

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