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stros

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Drip rail adhesive
« on: September 11, 2019, 11:55:55 AM »
Hi - I have reproduction drip rails, and the passenger side one keeps falling off the car.  I believe the adhesive is worn out.

Any suggestions on what adhesive or double sided tape perhaps to use with these?

Thanks
Darryl

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hakitup

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2019, 01:43:13 PM »
I used sealant, Permetex black silicone

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Aus78Formula

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 04:25:05 PM »
You mean the type that slip under the weatherstrip channels? Originally was an adhesive backed foam roll with closed cells similar to neoprene, same as the channels so it is sandwiched on both faces.

stros

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2019, 06:03:44 PM »
I’m referring to the chrome trim piece that goes above and in front of the side window.

https://images.app.goo.gl/WyNpQnE3xSkaM5zE6
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Aus78Formula

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 06:05:44 PM »
Yes, that's what I referred to.

Or do you have the stick-on mylar type perhaps, ignore me then.
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Re: Drip rail adhesive
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hakitup

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2019, 06:24:57 PM »
I have the plastic drip rail that push on, my originals would come off the A pillar. I just replaced them before the Nats but the silicone was still holding fine.

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stros

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2019, 06:56:25 PM »
Yes, that's what I referred to.

Or do you have the stick-on mylar type perhaps, ignore me then.

They’re actually the OER chrome mylar stick on ones.

Tom - I think I have the 3M version of the Permatex silicone adhesive and for whatever reason it can easily turn into a goopy mess.  Maybe the Permatex is better...

What I’m debating doing is using some 3M 1/4” double sided tape applied thru the center of the channel.  My only concern is what happens if I ever need to remove the moldings.  Here’s  the link to it.  Thanks again guys for your help.

https://m.autozone.com/sealants-glues-adhesives-and-tape/tape/3m-1-4-in-x-15-ft-exterior-attachment-tape/12717_0_0
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Aus78Formula

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2019, 07:31:31 PM »
If the chrome on them is good perhaps add the tape to the edge of the roof instead and press the strips onto it.

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2019, 07:48:09 PM »
If the chrome on them is good perhaps add the tape to the edge of the roof instead and press the strips onto it.

Makes sense - thanks.
Darryl

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2019, 04:52:25 AM »
Somewhat unrelated, but also somewhat not... if I wanted to REMOVE these drip rails off of a car, would there be be holes, adhesive that cannot be removed without damaging the paint, or attachment points remaining that pretty much requires I re-install them, or by any chance will it look smooth like they were never there like with cars that aren't equipped with the bright trim package? I'd much prefer it without the rails.

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2019, 05:05:36 AM »
The adhesive type are just that, perhaps a heat gun will help them come off without taking paint after 40 years.

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