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Offline Still Pat

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How to re-install
« on: August 01, 2022, 07:07:29 PM »
I know, not the best pic. but if you blow it up & look by the front lic. plate area, you can see lt. I call it a chrome strip, but it's not really. It's LIKE body side molding, but on the bumper. How do I "glue" it back on? I *THINK* I recall reading somewhere use alcohol (NOT booze) to clean it. Would this be appropriate? Sedan in the background, NOT the wagon, sorry.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2022, 07:10:21 PM by Still Pat »
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van - Just sold!
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2022, 10:45:18 PM »
I use 3M molding tape; after of course cleaning off all the old crap.   There's probably something better out there, now that glue plays a big part in bodywork nowadays.
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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2022, 10:16:24 AM »
Thanks George. Is that type of alcohol good to clean it up before I put the tape on?
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van - Just sold!
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2022, 04:36:59 PM »
First I get all the glue off of course - using Goo Gone or 3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover (the 3M stuff has gotten expensive!) or whatever I can find that'll melt the crap without dissolving the rubber.   Then I clean with Dupli-Color Grease & Wax Remover (Dupli-Color because I got a smokin' deal on a case a while back), then a final wipe with AutoZone Brake Cleaner (I love that stuff - good for what ails you!).    Of course alcohol will work OK too for a final cleanup; I just like the stronger stuff myself.   The cleaner it is, the better it'll stay stuck.
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'85 Eagle Waggie
1960 1902 Rambler Replica
'64 American
'70 AMX (Big Bad Blue), '70 AMX (White)
'77 Gremlin
'78 Pacer Coupe, '78 Pacer Wagon
'79 Pacer Wagon
'73 Jensen Interceptor
'86 Audi 5000 Turbo
'98 Aston Martin DB7
'09 Nissan Titan
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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2022, 04:59:48 PM »
Makes sense! Now IF the temperature ever gets to a civilized level again ...!
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van - Just sold!
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2022, 09:16:52 PM »
AMCofHouston  is awesome. this is just one reason he was elevated in rank. kudos to you for everything you do. I think I have rights to hijack and compliment.



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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2022, 11:17:30 AM »
AMCofHouston  is awesome. this is just one reason he was elevated in rank. kudos to you for everything you do. I think I have rights to hijack and compliment.

Agreed!  He is a wealth of knowledge and always willing to share!  Thanks.
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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2022, 03:39:04 PM »
Awww geez....I'm blushing now.    Thanks for the compliments.   We old guys can't keep all that "real-world experience" knowledge to ourselves -- wouldn't be right!
George G.
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'85 Eagle Waggie
1960 1902 Rambler Replica
'64 American
'70 AMX (Big Bad Blue), '70 AMX (White)
'77 Gremlin
'78 Pacer Coupe, '78 Pacer Wagon
'79 Pacer Wagon
'73 Jensen Interceptor
'86 Audi 5000 Turbo
'98 Aston Martin DB7
'09 Nissan Titan
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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2022, 03:21:23 PM »
I'm baaaack! This was all I could find at Slow Reilly's. Y'all think this will be close enough? No Goo Gone, No Duplicolor wax remover, & of course, no Zone brake cleaner. I don't think the brand name will be a big deal there.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2022, 03:26:30 PM by Still Pat »
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van - Just sold!
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2022, 11:18:44 PM »
Never tried decal remover before - except about a century ago when I was building plastic models.   Acetone would also probably be good for a final cleanup.
George G.
'81 Eagle Sundancer
'85 Eagle Waggie
1960 1902 Rambler Replica
'64 American
'70 AMX (Big Bad Blue), '70 AMX (White)
'77 Gremlin
'78 Pacer Coupe, '78 Pacer Wagon
'79 Pacer Wagon
'73 Jensen Interceptor
'86 Audi 5000 Turbo
'98 Aston Martin DB7
'09 Nissan Titan
'10 Nissan Maxima

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Re: How to re-install
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2022, 09:32:17 AM »
Thanks again for the advice George!
'02 FORD E-150 Conversion van - Just sold!
'83 AMC Eagle wagon 258/auto.
'84 AMC Eagle sedan (4 door) 258/auto.
PREVIOUS AMCs:
'72 Gremlin X 304/3 speed
'81 Eagle Kammback 258/4 speed (Purchased new)
'82 Eagle wagon 258/5 speed Ordered new, traded Kammback)
'86 (I THINK) Eagle wagon - BlackBird 258/auto. (Got hit/totaled)
'83 Eagle wagon - White Eagle 258-auto. (Front subframe was rotted out - sold for parts)

 

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