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sparkysparks

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Arches fitting
« on: 21:08, Wed 08 February 2012 »
Can i just bond them on with tigerseal or somthing.
Ive never had any of it off but its all coming off for some fresh paint.
I know there clips on the skirts, but i dont like that.
Is there enough surface to bond?
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Re: Arches fitting
« Reply #1 on: 22:12, Wed 08 February 2012 »
If your carefull with the arches you should be able to unscrew them. Sometimes the fibreglass can splinter though if your a bit heavy handed.

Sideskirts could be tricky, there bolted/riveted along the bottom edge but i'm not sure if theres a large enough surface area along the top for an adhesive to get a good 'grab'. And if they dont sit nice and flush along the door shut,  the door could catch the rubber seal and keep pulling it out.

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Re: Arches fitting
« Reply #2 on: 23:04, Wed 08 February 2012 »
I dont think ive got rubber seals on mine  :lol:

Are the originals fiberglass then. Seams a bit wrong of renault to do that. Screwed in from the rear i take it

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Re: Arches fitting
« Reply #3 on: 07:13, Thu 09 February 2012 »
Are the clips broken on the skirts? You can get repair kits if they are.

They're some kind of fibre glass resin covered stuff. I think that's why they break so easily :(

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Re: Arches fitting
« Reply #4 on: 08:09, Thu 09 February 2012 »
Ive not really looked yet. Didnt look like its got clips though. Theres no holes on the car for clips to go into or anything

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Re: Arches fitting
« Reply #5 on: 23:45, Thu 09 February 2012 »
Does it have the little stud bits along the tops of the sill? There should be some little hooked wing things that fit over them, the the clips of the skirt push in between them and the sill.

(I'm so good at describing things sometimes  :lol: )

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Re: Arches fitting
« Reply #6 on: 08:23, Fri 10 February 2012 »
I know what you mean yeah. But there not there, Just a couple of drill holes by the look of it