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    Thread: Interior Trim glue: Recommendations?

    1. Member mike in SC's Avatar
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      09-28-2012 09:47 PM #1
      There are several places in my wagon where some of the trim plastic unglued. See pictures for problem areas.

      What kind of glue would you recommend to reattach the pieces? Any suggestions?

      Thanks





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      09-29-2012 12:28 AM #2
      I usually use Weldwood spray adhesive, it's good stuff.

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      09-29-2012 01:02 AM #3
      I have that same issue as your 2nd photo. It's almost as if the material shrunk - it's not very pliable - and I tried using a similar adhesive - but it just tore even more. I plan on deciding on a nice fabric replacement.
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      09-29-2012 01:05 AM #4
      ditto on the spray, keep a can of it around just in case.

      The quality of the vinyl fabric used in the Fox isn't that good, and the sun tends to shrink and then it's even harder to get it to stay down, even with adhesive.
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      09-29-2012 12:32 PM #5
      It is mostly due to heat and shrinkage, but on the b pillars I replaced the trim b/c of shrinkage. I'll use a spray for what I can.

      redone-Any ideas for what fabric you'll use?

      Thanks everyone.

      I care about the interior a little more b/c the paint is terrible; it's a 20 foot car for sure. I want the interior to be as nice as a 24 year old car can be.
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