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Door trim coming off

Discussion in 'Model S' started by fasteddie7, Jun 1, 2019.

  1. fasteddie7

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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
     
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    Try silicon and put painters tape to hold until dry
     
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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.
     
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    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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    Thank you!
     
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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 :(
     
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    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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    The daytime running light?
     
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    Yes! Apparently the entire headlight has to be replaced at the service center
     
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    It’s not covered under warranty?
    Or are you out of warranty?
     
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    I drive 25000 miles a year so unfortunately my warranty ran out at 2 years. I chose not to buy extended because I would have blown through it.
     
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    Oh yeah
    Smart move not buying the extended warranty
    Luckily the major components motor/battery are unlimited miles
     
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    I tried the silicone and painter's tape. So far working great!
     
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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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