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Old 07-25-16, 05:35 PM   #1
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This is the "tape" that goes around my window - its starting to peel up in a few spots.. Just wondering if anyone has used an adhesive or glue to stick it back down and hold it there.. Something that wouldn't damage the tape of course.. I'm OCD with this **** and its annoying knowing its not stuck down in a few spots haha
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Old 07-25-16, 05:52 PM   #2
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I'm on the same boat with my IS. I have searched and did not find a DIY fix for this yet. I'm devising a way to do this without making a mess (don't want to see a drop of glue sticking out). My best idea now is using an Xacto knife to drive very small amounts of rubber glue between the vinyl and chrome trim. Got an old can of 3M spray glue that i used to use to wrap vinyl and speaker rug on sub boxes. I guess this will be the best glue to use?
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Yeah I was thinking to alcohol swab what i could to clean surface.. and getting some sort of glue or adhesive and applying with a q-tip or even a toothpick to minimize excess.. Just not sure of what adhesive to use because it would need to be water proof as well.

The spray glue might not be the easiest to direct tho no? unless you spray it in a dish or something first..
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I just fixed mine. Its not perfect but looks pretty damn good. I used 3m clear trim adhesive from walmart. Clean surface with alcohol then apply with a toothpick. Take your time and dont get sloppy. Stuff dries quick.
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Same thing happening on my car. Im going to use Scotch permanent double side clear tape. You can get it anywhere like Target. Cut thin strips. No glue drips and its water proof.
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Old 07-25-16, 07:05 PM   #6
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Parts of my trim are still stuck to the chrome trim though.. I wouldn't wanna peel it all off and then re-do it preferably.. unless I'm missing something?

I take it the tape is very thin?
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Old 07-26-16, 03:02 AM   #7
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There was a dyi for plastidipping the trim piece, Ive always wanted to cut it off but not too sure if its preventing water from getting into the doors.
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The rubber trim is actually a cosmetic cover. Differing designs, this is one solution. Notice that the base is stainless steel, due to the corrosion resistance. However some styling people do not want to see all chrome or all black, hence ours is 50-50. The RX350 new ones, dumped the black all together. My RX330 has peeling paint on this door trims. $80 and you have a new trim.
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I bought a small tube of weatherstrip adhesive from my local auto store. Gonna give it a try in a small spot and see how it goes.. I'll post back when I see how it turns out.. full cure takes 24 hrs..
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Just did one window.. didn't go too bad however it is very tedious haha the glue that I have is very tacky and hard to smooth out once applied.. I'm going to see if I can get a clear silicone-ish glue to work instead..
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Hey mandy, are you saying i can cut this out? Lol
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Hey mandy, are you saying i can cut this out? Lol

Yes you certainly can. You have to do it carefully.
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^^^ thanks^^^^ may try that; or take it to someone who does pin striping and get them to cut it. ( maybe they have a smooth , steady hand)
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