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I need to find a way or attach the rear “horseshoe” trims on the GT6 mk 3 boot. I couldn’t find new ones to fit so have re chromed the old ones but I’m reluctant to use the original clips because of the damage they have already done to the paintwork and body

i was thinking silver sealant of some sort. Any ideas pls

thanks Kevin

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Use very small blobs. PU is very strong, so may be difficult to get off the paint, but put masking tape all around the area first. That means the adhesive will only stick in the areas you choose!  Even if you ant remove some of the masking tape, the adhesive wont be stuck to the paint, just the tape. I have also used silicone which is easier to get off. Usefully the last bit was grey...just what I had left over from a job. Building silicone is actually very strong, sanitary stuff less so.

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+1 for mastic; I almost ruined a resprayed car a few years back by using the original grip-style metal clips which these days are obsolete. As Clive says sealant is good, small dabs of the clear professional stuff will hold a surprisingly heavy trim in place, but avoid the cheap B&Q stuff which is basically smelly saliva. 

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A couple of years ago I broke a horse shoe trim, it fell off while I was washing the car and as I tried to push it back on it snapped in half :wub:. Luckily one came up on Flea bay and as I had other bits of dangly trim I bought a whole bunch of original grip-style clips. They are RUBBISH I've still got dangly trim, each trip out is preceded by a circuit of the car pushing trim back into place. However, having read all this I've just invested £3.60 in a small tube of this PU stuff. Another job for the list, thanks to the Forum.

Doug

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1 hour ago, Colin Lindsay said:

+1 for mastic; I almost ruined a resprayed car a few years back by using the original grip-style metal clips which these days are obsolete. As Clive says sealant is good, small dabs of the clear professional stuff will hold a surprisingly heavy trim in place, but avoid the cheap B&Q stuff which is basically smelly saliva. 

Colin, I have discovered there are so many type of sealants/adhesives etc since I have been involved in property refurbs (largely down to the so called "pro's" letting me and others down)

Building silicone is great and sticks to just about anything. Sanitary sealants won't stick to porus surfaces (brick/plaster etc). PU sealants are excellent but use solvents to clean up BEFORE it goes off (nearly impossible to get off after) And yes, some sealants are thin, but if done right can work well. One of the best I ever used was a water based shower sealant, it was in our last house 12 years and never discoloured at all, still there when we moved out. But I haven't seen it for sale for years. And it took 3 days before you could use the shower...

Doug, I hope you didn't buy the foaming PU adhesive (sold as gorilla glue amongst other brands) as that can catch you out. Great for iffy staircases etc, but may not be good for your intended purpose! It does foam up A LOT! probably 10x what you out on.  I often use the toolstation PU40. Works under 2K paint OK, but celly may attack it. And it cleans up with white spirit. Oh, and wear gloves. And don't scratch your ear, or worse, head. (hard won experience there. Nose delving would be very bad)

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Clive,

What I bought is described as builders construction glue, brand is Technicqll (yes qll) never heard off it.

We used to use woodwork glue in school made from horses hooves, horrible smell!  I don't approve of boiling up gorillas for glue. Guerrilla glue might be OK, a bit more aggressive I think. 

Doug

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3 hours ago, clive said:

Colin, I have discovered there are so many type of sealants/adhesives etc since I have been involved in property refurbs (largely down to the so called "pro's" letting me and others down)

I found out fairly recently (so you can forgive my ignorance, or was it optimism, prior to that!) that many of the larger outlets get their own version of a product specially made for them; it may have the same label or outer container as the rest but in many cases it's an inferior mix to keep the price down. Paint, sealer, weedkiller, somehow they never seem to perform as well or last as long as the local hardware-counter stuff. This was probably why my *&* brand masonry paint only ever seemed to last one season, but the same stuff from the local hardware shop stayed bright and pristine for years longer.

I used Gorilla Glue (the foaming stuff, Clive!!) on a broken wall coping and the two sides ended up about four inches apart... I had to cut through them, grind it off and use much less the second time... :)

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Don't try builder foam. I have a reputation with that stuff! Especially as once you start a can, either use it immediately or chuck what is left away. And I hate wasting anything......

4 hours ago, dougbgt6 said:

Clive,

What I bought is described as builders construction glue, brand is Technicqll (yes qll) never heard off it.

We used to use woodwork glue in school made from horses hooves, horrible smell!  I don't approve of boiling up gorillas for glue. Guerrilla glue might be OK, a bit more aggressive I think. 

Doug

http://www.technicqll.pl/index.php/en/products/specialistic-adhesives/194-construction-glue

 

That stuff? says it increases in volume.....you have been warned! Maybe try a bit first?

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4 hours ago, dougbgt6 said:

Clive,

What I bought is described as builders construction glue, brand is Technicqll (yes qll) never heard off it.

We used to use woodwork glue in school made from horses hooves, horrible smell!  I don't approve of boiling up gorillas for glue. Guerrilla glue might be OK, a bit more aggressive I think. 

Doug

My dad still uses horse glue when he restores antiques - I think it’s bones in general and not just the hooves. But is water soluble and not good for exterior use. 

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But Clive, it's the only one that's yellow!

I was recently surprised to find yellow Hammerite is almost a match for Triumph Mimosa yellow, a cursor glance at my footwells and you wouldn't notice. Don't know why I bothered searching out yellow Hammerite, my footwells are soon to be covered in insulation and carpet, so no one's ever going to see them.

Doug

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