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    Any good adhesives anyone use for cladding? My pass side front wheel opening seems loose only at bottom so I was thinking of using a good adhesive to keep it on.
    1969 Camaro RS/SS 396 convertible 4 speed matching#s
    1987 Buick gn
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  • #2
    Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

    If you are wanting to use adhesive to attach it to your truck. You really don't want to do that. It probably just has a loose or missing screw. Maybe a broken or missing tab. Look it over and find out what the issue is. If you find the problem is something you are not sure how to repair. Just ask.
    Phil
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    • #3
      Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

      The bottom of the front fender cladding should be bolted, before and after the wheel openings. Their is supposed to double sided tape on the vertical section just in front of the door.
      Dave
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      • #4
        Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

        Originally posted by wildphil View Post
        If you are wanting to use adhesive to attach it to your truck. You really don't want to do that. It probably just has a loose or missing screw. Maybe a broken or missing tab. Look it over and find out what the issue is. If you find the problem is something you are not sure how to repair. Just ask.
        Thanks that's probably the best advice. I put on bigger wheels and the front pass rubs a little in reverse when I make a turn. So I'll have to look and see.
        1969 Camaro RS/SS 396 convertible 4 speed matching#s
        1987 Buick gn
        92 typhoon
        06 Yamaha r1 anniversary
        2012 cts-V coupe

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        • #5
          Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

          Originally posted by dgoodhue View Post
          The bottom of the front fender cladding should be bolted, before and after the wheel openings. Their is supposed to double sided tape on the vertical section just in front of the door.
          Thanks I'll have to check if the bolts missing.
          1969 Camaro RS/SS 396 convertible 4 speed matching#s
          1987 Buick gn
          92 typhoon
          06 Yamaha r1 anniversary
          2012 cts-V coupe

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          • #6
            Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

            I personally wouldn't use a adhesive/tape BUT 3m makes a thin two sided tape that replaces rivets for airplanes and ??? Very expensive. I picked up this sample from the 3m guys.......
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            • #7
              Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

              Originally posted by SVO View Post
              I personally wouldn't use a adhesive/tape BUT 3m makes a thin two sided tape that replaces rivets for airplanes and ??? Very expensive. I picked up this sample from the 3m guys.......
              Where would I find the super strong 3m?
              1969 Camaro RS/SS 396 convertible 4 speed matching#s
              1987 Buick gn
              92 typhoon
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              2012 cts-V coupe

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              • #8
                Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

                I wouldn't want to use an adhesive tape that is strong as rivets. If you ever needed to disassembled it, you likely would have break the cladding (most cladding these days is brittle to begin with)
                Dave
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                • #9
                  Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

                  Im not sure where you can buy it but there's a few videos out there on it, 3m VHB tape..........
                  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4buSuzQKaUI
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                  • #10
                    Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

                    Originally posted by dgoodhue View Post
                    I wouldn't want to use an adhesive tape that is strong as rivets. If you ever needed to disassembled it, you likely would have break the cladding (most cladding these days is brittle to begin with)
                    +1 The cladding is old. It will brake easily.
                    Phil
                    91 Syclone 2097
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                    • #11
                      Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

                      If you really want to truly fix your cladding without buying new, I would highly recommend using 3M panel bond. I have used it to repair the front bumper on my SS and it is amazing. I also used it to bond my Trans Am scoop in to my fender. And yes, I have used on cladding tabs. It is absolutely amazing. You will need to buy a gun to apply it. Also, be ready to move quick, it sets in like 60 seconds but it will be good as new. You also need to make sure you buy the right stuff for plastic.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

                        I recently tore my ty down and did a respray. When I pulled my cladding off, it did not have any type of tape. It was only held on with the tabs on the inside of the fender. That's how I put it back on. There are a few small gaps here and there, but I don't think they were perfect from the factory. I agree that any type of tape would cause damage if it had to be removed in the future.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

                          I had the piece of cladding on the drivers door loosen up. The are round pieces of plastic (6) that are attached to the door and are wedged under the cladding. On my truck, the round pieces popped off of the door and where no longer holding the cladding on.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Best adhesive for cladding?

                            I use 3m 5895 EZ sand flexible parts repair. It comes in tubes and you don't need special tool to dispense it. You just squeeze out the amount of material you want in equal amounts from each tube and mix them together.

                            It makes a good bond and will flex just like your cladding does.
                            Phil
                            91 Syclone 2097
                            92 Typhoon 0042 Black/Black
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