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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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stros

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #2 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
Darryl

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hakitup

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #3 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 #4 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
Darryl

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http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=61066

stros

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #5 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

'77 black TA Hardtop LS3 / 4L70E swap
Build thread:
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=61066

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #6 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 #7 on: September 29, 2019, 11:00:48 AM »
Quick update on this one.  I ended up buying new drip rails from Ames.  Their fit is significantly tighter than the OER ones.  Almost to the point where they're a tad difficult to install on to the car.  For some reason the driver side fit is a tad tighter than the passenger side but they're both clamped on tightly and should stay on for a while.  No need for any adhesive.
Darryl

'77 black TA Hardtop LS3 / 4L70E swap
Build thread:
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=61066

stros

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Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2019, 09:16:03 AM »
That’s correct.  They also arrive flat and you have to end them during the install.
Darryl

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Build thread:
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=61066

Re: Drip rail adhesive
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2019, 09:16:03 AM »
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