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Old 04-24-2005, 12:21 PM   #1
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Loose body-side moldings

I have a friend who owns a '93 Roadmaster that has the body-side mouldings falling off. It seems a common problem on these cars. The only fix is double-faced tape but it seems to loosen again within a year or so. I've cleaned both the molding and backing plate with prep-sol(grease and wax remover) and applied the tape but have been disapointed. Anybody know of another and possibly better way to re-attach these moldings? Thanks!
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I have a 95 Roadmaster which has had the same problem. This is how I cured it: Clean molding and chrome trim, then use silcon rubber in a tube; apply to rubber molding. Place rubber molding on chrome trim. Secure molding with masking tape until silicon has dried. I have done this for 3 years (piece by piece) and knock on wood molding is still secured.

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Remove all of the rubber trim, clean the stainless of ALL glue residue, clean with Windex, polish to a nice shine and throw the rubber in the trash. My wagon looks much better without the falling rubber. I was going to put a wide black pinstripe, the same width as the rubber, back on to give the illusion the rubber was still there. Wouldn't have to worry about that falling off all of the time.

Buicks answer was to remove the wide trim and use sheet metal screws from the backside to attach the rubber.
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Re: Loose body-side moldings

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I have a friend who owns a '93 Roadmaster that has the body-side mouldings falling off. It seems a common problem on these cars. The only fix is double-faced tape but it seems to loosen again within a year or so. I've cleaned both the molding and backing plate with prep-sol(grease and wax remover) and applied the tape but have been disapointed. Anybody know of another and possibly better way to re-attach these moldings? Thanks!

Double faced tape, glue, naw. I screwed mind on. I drill over size holes in a good location, put some countersink screws in and fill the hole with gray body putty. Painted the moulding and it looks great.
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Re: Loose body-side moldings

My husband cured his moulding problems by shaving them off
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Old 12-01-2005, 12:47 PM   #6
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My husband cured his moulding problems by shaving them off
I used to do that to some of the cars I've owned. Here in NY where they use a lot of salt on the roads in the winter,you'd be amazed at the rust and corrosion that forms behind the mouldings, especially those on the bottom of the panels, and doors.
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I have same problem on my 93, 95 and 96 roadmasters. This was another terrible GM trimdesign and like wood trim on wagons not made for the Harsh weather. First is to make sure you do not lose any molding by checking to see if any are loose. You can't get new ones very easy. The key to repair is to clean both rubber and metal very well. Use a low residue solvent with high cleaning capability. Once clean make sure surfaces are completely dry and it is not a humid day ( Hard to do if you like me and live in South). Winter is good time for us in South to do this. Buy 3M heavy duty GREY
exterior double stick tape from Home Depot or Lowes ( usually in the Paint department). Don't use white foam double stick tape. Use the Grey. Apply 2 strips of tape to cover rubber backing completely and apply to metal trim. This worked well for me and I have had to maybe only to fix again once or twice over the 10 years. I have these cars in rainy hot Florida(All Three are outdoor cars.). Remember that the key is very clean and dry surface at time of application to assure good bonding. Take the time to clean it and the tape will adhere with much better longer lasting result
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I stuck my moldings back on with RTV silicone . That was 12 years ago...still holding!
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