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Old 05-17-2019, 03:49 PM   #1
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The wheel weel fender on my rv appears to be retain by 2 screws (one at each end) and a bit of calking or glue along the way but not troughout. I can move out a good chunk of it. I would like to fix it. What is the best way putting calking or glue underneath and if it is glue what should I use.
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Old 05-17-2019, 04:12 PM   #2
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The wheel weel fender on my rv appears to be retain by 2 screws (one at each end) and a bit of calking or glue along the way but not troughout. I can move out a good chunk of it. I would like to fix it. What is the best way putting calking or glue underneath and if it is glue what should I use.
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I've got the same issue. Planning to use Gorilla glue once I clean the surface then use clear silicon where it joins the body( over the top )
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Old 05-17-2019, 05:04 PM   #3
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Not relative to my model, but I would consider taking it off completely, cleaning up the surfaces and then reapply with whatever adhesive you decide on. Squeezing it into the cracks may not work as dirt and grim could interfere with adhesion. 3M makes a killer double sided tape (Part# 03614) that's used for body side moldings and badges on new cars. Maybe run a strip of that along the entire inner surface before putting back on. 3M also makes a similar product in a tube (Part# 03601) but I've never used it. I've used the tape for a million different things...nothing sticks better.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:52 PM   #4
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I used the 3M 03601 to hold knee pads on the side of my motorcycle gas tank. The stuff sticks like crazy but is a bit fiddly to use.
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:14 AM   #5
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Not relative to my model, but I would consider taking it off completely, cleaning up the surfaces and then reapply with whatever adhesive you decide on. Squeezing it into the cracks may not work as dirt and grim could interfere with adhesion. 3M makes a killer double sided tape (Part# 03614) that's used for body side moldings and badges on new cars. Maybe run a strip of that along the entire inner surface before putting back on. 3M also makes a similar product in a tube (Part# 03601) but I've never used it. I've used the tape for a million different things...nothing sticks better.
...Amen Gritz None Better!! I worked on the Ford Assembly Line during the Taurus/Sable run in the 80's. That's ALL we used on trim.
I still use today! Always clean surface then Wipe with Rubbing Alcohol this step is a must!! Warming surface with a hair dryer also helps depending on weather conditions.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:51 PM   #6
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I used RTV. Don't go too crazy. You want to be able to remove them with some effort just incase you get too close to an immovable object someday.
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Old 05-18-2019, 09:21 PM   #7
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I guess the best choice appears to be the 3M tape. I'll go with that then. Thanks everyone
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:58 AM   #8
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The wheel weel fender on my rv appears to be retain by 2 screws (one at each end) and a bit of calking or glue along the way but not troughout. I can move out a good chunk of it. I would like to fix it. What is the best way putting calking or glue underneath and if it is glue what should I use.
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I used 3M automotive trim tape to secure the flares.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:02 PM   #9
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Make sure you have it in the right place when you "press it on"...maybe have a helper with you...this stuff sticks the first time and doesn't let go easily. You can peel the backing off on the second surface as you go also...kinda like decals.
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