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I´ve got a 91GT

The little piece of trim (used as a "bumper" to keep other car doors from denting the door) is peeling off the driver´s side door. This is the trim about half way up the door, about 7 inches below the door handle, and runs horizontally along the car. There is a section, of course, on the driver´s side door, and it´s coming off on the front end, and I don´t know how to get it to stick back on.

It makes my GT look wicked ghetto and I hate it. I checked it out and it looked like the trim was glued onto the door or something... I just want it back on there and looking good. thx.
 

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I have seen this many times and in reality you probably should remove the trim,clean the back of the trim and the door and reglue it or,you might find some weatherproof double back tape and use that.Just make sure both surfaces are clean and dry before you stick it on.6 years ago I had this old mercury that was loosing a piece of trim and I fought with it forever till finally I mixed up some JB Weld and glued it on then taped it till it dried though I wouldn´t recommend going to that extreme it has stayed on.( though the car is sitting in my ex-in-laws field cause the motor is toast)
 

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Any sort of hardware store should have it. I think I saw a tube of it at a Lowe´s or Home Depot here in town for like 2 or 3 bucks. Unless I´m thinking of another type of industrial strength glue.
 

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Ah yes, the world of JB weld. Good stuff. Just remember, what ever you glue together with it, is together forever. (if you mix it right and clean everything properly.) Hardware stores and auto parts stores carry this stuff religiously, as it is a saviour to many would be ruined expensive problems. Also a great quick fix on a long trip. i used the 15 minute quick weld to fix a radiator that went south.
 

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thats odd...i´ve never seen a gt w/ that rubber guard on the side.... Did u put it on urself? Well, neway, i´d say just weld it on...lol..i know its not possible..
 

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yeah, just in case you guys may be confused about what I´m talking about, I drew up a little pic of what it looks like. I darkened the car a grey to show the contrast between the door and the trim.


How much is it for this JB weld? Is this an epoxy (two parts that harden when mixed) or a single air-activated glue?

I noticed that there is no paint on the car behind the strip... should I paint it? Should I sand it? How should I prep the area to keep it free of rust and to keep the trim sticking there?

Angel eyes... how sweet is that?

[ This message was edited by: siragan on 28-02-2003 21:53 ]
 

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/whispers "take it off completely" ;)
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are you saying to take off all the trim, all over the car?
 

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JB Weld is the most amazing substance known to man! (well, in my humble opinion anyway). You do have to be careful to make sure the weld doesn´t get anywhere it shouldn´t, but once on - stays forever. For re-sticking strip, let the mix become tacky before applying, if the ´lifting´ strip is hard, it may need holding in place until weld is set (I use a piece of insulating tape or something similar that´s easy to remove).

You can bet if you remove the strip completely some idiot will smash his door into the side of yours, Murphy´s Law!
 

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I kinda like the look of the trim...

so I wanna keep it on.

Should I sand down to bare metal before I do the JB welding stuff?

My car has so much rust it´s not even funny. Bubbling paint like mad all over. Poor thing... oh well, whaddaya expect for 800 bucks.
 

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If you are concerned about the rust then by all means primer and paint the area first.When I did mine there was paint there so I just cleaned it and scuffed it.The JB didn´t seem to care if it was painted.And it is a two part epoxy,though there are simplified one step versions I think the two step is stronger because the chemical reaction is still happening as it is introduced to the surface you are repairing.
 

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Okay, well behind the trim, I think there´s paint, but it´s not the same color as my car (black), it´s greyish white or something.

Does JB weld dry clear?
 

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it drys a silver/grey color... Just get high strenght epoxy.. it dries clear and holds a like 2100 psi. Also, make sure that u rough up the area a little bit before u glue it back on.
 

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okay... last thing..

I´m planning on just taking the entire piece of trim off, then re-gluing it, but there´re just a few things I need to know first...

Should I take it off, then run a quick coat of primer on the area it will be applied, then rough it up, then glue it on, or should I just rough it up and glue it on? I don´t want rust to form under this, and I don´t want it to look bad either...
 

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Alright ya´ll this is only JB weld we are talking about here. It´s not a complex operation. Siragan, don´t bother with the primer, if it lifts, then your JB weld comes with it. Sand it down, wipe it off with some rubbing alcohol, do the same with the trim piece. mix the JB weld in one big batch if you are going to reglue the whole piece. smear the JB weld on the back of the trim piece. By this time it will have started its "cold weld" and should be pressed onto the door and then secured in place. I would cut a 2 by 4 the length of your door, wrap it in a towel to spread the load evenly and then use C clamps to hold it to the door pressing the strip against the door. This is a good time to check for JB weld than began to run down. If none is leaking out the bottom, put some masking tape on the car as close to the trim as you can get it. This way if some leaks, it won´t ruin your paint.
 

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Doesn´t that murphy´s law just suck?
never fails, as soon as you think something isn´t going to happen, it does
well, later....

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03-03-2003 at 16:42, gmoney wrote:
as soon as you think something isn´t going to happen, it does
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I don´t think I´m going to win a million dollars...

.... aw shit. *sniff*
 
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