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Old 03-08-2007, 03:49 AM   #1
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Default Body piece broke off...

I try to be patient, I really do. And so far my wife has loved me for every time she'* told me about something she'* done to my car, because I don't really get upset about it...

Anyway, my wife ran over another curb, a particularly large one this time. She broke off a piece of the body cladding right in front of the left rear tire. We went back and got the piece.

My question is this: Does anyone know the best way to put it back on? Super glue? JB Weld? What?

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I would try some 3M double sided foam tape. i think that is what was used from the factory. You might try Lowes or home Depot for the tape.
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How "broke" is it? Did the part itself rip in two, or did it mearly get pulled off your car?
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Lowes or HD won't have the right tape.

Go to the auto parts store and get the 3M Body and Trim adhesive tape. It'* gray foamy tape with a red plastic backing. This is what it'* designed for. Get both pieces VERY clean first.

You'll find the tape in the bondo/pinstriping/body work aisle.
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In the panel right under the door, right in front of the rear tire, she popped out a hole that is like a diamond shape. My car is in the shop right now, or I'd take a pic of it, but here is a drawing with the approximate size, shape and location of the hole. I have the piece that fits right in:

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So, the tape will hold that on well and be unnoticeable? I figured that JB Weld with a bit of fine sanding and buffing would be a way to go. Just wanted to clarify what I was talking about.
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Forget the tape. I thought a piece of trim came loose.
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You best bet would be super glue, but try it on a piece of your trim where it isn't noticable first, super glue melts through some plastics.
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Forget the tape. I thought a piece of trim came loose.
Thanks Will. I did not know there was a specality tape for automotive applicatioins from 3M. Learn something new every day.
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Forget the tape. I thought a piece of trim came loose.
Thanks Will. I did not know there was a specality tape for automotive applicatioins from 3M. Learn something new every day.
yeah checkout 3M.com, there tape for everything
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you cant fix that. your going to need a new panel.

get in touch with moradparts 216-798-6902

Ed may still have a parts car around.
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