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aero spats glue

OK so Muppet taxed the FSTI yesterday and reversing into a friends drive I ripped a mudflap and rear spat off :(

Anyway the spat is partially held in place by some double sided tape stuff.

Anyone know what this is and where I can get some?


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3M double sided tape is supposed to be good.

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3M double sided tape is supposed to be good.
^ suspect its this as Fivos says... a quick search of Google/eBay/Amazon should find you some.

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I know people used to rave about Sikaflex for attaching Land Rover trim (things like wheel arch extensions). Apparently it's very strong and pretty much impossible to remove afterwards, so make sure the part is in the right place before it dries!
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OK so Muppet taxed the FSTI yesterday and reversing into a friends drive I ripped a mudflap and rear spat off :(

Anyway the spat is partially held in place by some double sided tape stuff.

Anyone know what this is and where I can get some?
OK, I will need to know this too....
Ripped off mudflap pah! I backed into my neighbours daughters car and will now be replacing my rear bumper (could repair it probably but might as well get a new one from Japan parts and a few other bits and pieces whilst I am at it.)

I have aero spats so they will need to come off and be reapplied...

first claim on my insurance since I started driving and it has to be something so ridiculous!
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3m trim tape is very good. A few pointers though, Make sure the area your applying it to is completely dry and free from all contaminants dust grease etc also including waxes and polish, and then make sure you use a hair dryer (or heat gun further away) to heat up the contact surfaces both the bumper and spat, this gives the adhesive chance to get real tacky and then set once it cools giving it a more secure bond.

Just as a though but for extra security can you not add a few "hidden" pop rivets, underneath or the inside of the arch?
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2nd for Sikaflex - stuck an XR2 body kit onto my first car with it and it never ever came off (even though it was a Mk2 Fiesta Van :) )

You can get it from Marine type places usually.

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