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Door trim coming off

fasteddie7

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Aug 12, 2016
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I noticed this morning the silver trim that wraps around the car is starting to come off. It looks like there is just adhesive holding it on. Is this something I can grab at the auto parts store and stick back on myself? IMG_20190601_084946.jpg
 

P85_DA

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Is there a particular brand I should look for? I'm stopping at rural King and advanced auto for lunch break I'll grab it.

I used Bostik( it’s a black not clear) on all my exterior carbon pieces it’s really strong and has held up well
 
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fasteddie7

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Also any good exterior silicon will hold ..as long as you just tape it till it dries ..usually leave the tape on 2days ..good luck sorry to see this happen to your car so soon :(
I appreciate it. It's all the little things. The little strip on the headlight burned out in the corner and it's a crazy $1600 to replace. All the little things add up quick. Gonna have to learn to replace these things on my own!
 
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whitex

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An alternative solution would be to use some thin VHB tape (clean the surfaces first). Quick and easy to use. There are parts already in the Model S held on by VHB tape from the factory. It handles weather really well too (it's a foam, so it can handle expansion and contraction cycles well - there apparently is a sky-scraper in UAE with all glass panels on the outside held on by VHB). I have used VHB tape to mount a few items on the Tesla, even much heavier than plastic tim, it's held up for years through weather, car washes, etc.
 

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