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Old 06-03-2010, 03:39 PM   #126
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^^Yeah I know it's red backing. And I know its 3M brand. But, I also know they have tons of different "grades" of trim/molding tape.

I plan on using this stuff to replace the tape that came on my BaysonR rear lips as well.
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:44 PM   #127
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guys, i might eat my words later because my buddy wants to do a photoshoot and one of my fender arches are off (lol i've had an ongoing "pull" for the last couple weeks) so im going to try to pick up this 3m tape and see if it holds. ill update later on.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:02 PM   #128
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^^Yeah I know it's red backing. And I know its 3M brand. But, I also know they have tons of different "grades" of trim/molding tape.

I plan on using this stuff to replace the tape that came on my BaysonR rear lips as well.
The only double-sided tape you'll ever need is 3M VHB (Very High Bond) from Fred Meyers. If you want to be extra safe pick up some 3M adhesion promotor, but that stuff gets pretty expensive.
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:23 PM   #129
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^^I'll make sure to check that out.

Thanks fellas, for all the great info.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:17 PM   #130
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well i tried tonight to use the 3m tape. no go. it held good down by the side skirt, but the actual arch area where i pulled wouldnt stay. a combination of my fender being too pulled and i think the tape being so thin and not being able to "grab" the area. i might re-work the pull i did and try it again.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:45 PM   #131
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If you want to be extra safe pick up some 3M adhesion promotor, but that stuff gets pretty expensive.
they have individual packs on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/3M-06...s#ht_509wt_939

used this so the EGR side skirts will never lift again (hopefully)
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:09 PM   #132
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Help!
I'm trying to install the fender arches.
I drilled the holes but I'm having a hard time clipping the pieces in!
For those who have done this, is drilling through the body panel and the wheel well panel necessary?
I'm stumped.

P.s. Thanks for the write up Adrenalin Rush!
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damn you have some balls drilling threw your car like that lol
You don't have to drill holes into your car to install these. I still don't understand why people do it that way. All I did was snap of the clips from the back of the arches except for the lower two (where there are already holes in the body) and used the tape to hold them on. Worked great for many years, and no extra permanent holes in the side of the car.
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:19 AM   #133
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I have these fitted to my 02 STi (which I have upgraded the whole car to the 07 STi aesthetics front and rear).

I am running 18x9 wheels, so I needed to roll and pull my rear fenders. I ended up cutting off the plastic wheel arch mounts (so no need to drill holes in the body), sanding the paint off the edge of the wheel arches, and gluing the wheel arch moulds on with a high strength body-assembly epoxy from Lord Corporation (Fusor brand). 3M tape would not have held them on given the compound curve they had to negotiate.

Works a treat. They're not going anywhere.
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Old 06-04-2010, 12:29 PM   #134
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well i tried tonight to use the 3m tape. no go. it held good down by the side skirt, but the actual arch area where i pulled wouldnt stay. a combination of my fender being too pulled and i think the tape being so thin and not being able to "grab" the area. i might re-work the pull i did and try it again.
What if you doubled up on the tape? Also, don't you already have the holes drilled on your STI? Can't you just re-clip them in and maybe add some tape here and there where needed?
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:09 PM   #135
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i do have the holes, but the ends broke when the overfender came up.

i should have doubled up on tape. oh well lol. i pulled off all the extra now so id have to buy more to do that. dont feel like wasting another 10 bucks on a possible fail again. i already bought the fuzor adhesive, so ill just wait for that to come.
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Old 06-22-2010, 09:13 AM   #136
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I'm planning to do this on my 05 wrx, but I need to know: do I have to put on the STi rear bumber brackets along with the cover, or just the cover will do well?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:20 PM   #137
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I'm planning to do this on my 05 wrx, but I need to know: do I have to put on the STi rear bumber brackets along with the cover, or just the cover will do well?
I used the brackets off of my regular 04 WRX bumper.
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Old 06-25-2010, 02:05 PM   #138
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What kind of liquid adhesive can I use that won't harm the paint underneath if I decide to remove them? I have 3M tape on now, but the ends are lifting a little, I want to just put a blob on silicone on it and clamp it down but, i'm not sure if it will dammage that paint underneath..

any ideas guys?
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Old 06-26-2010, 10:12 PM   #139
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looks great... nice write up..
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:11 PM   #140
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where did you get this?
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Old 07-02-2010, 12:05 AM   #141
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nice job. good writeup!
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:16 PM   #142
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OK, I was going to put my flares/arches on today, but I realized the clips on them are different than the ones that came on the stock piece near the bottom of the door.

I bought mine used as I got a great deal on them ($200 for the STi bumper and flares).
Most of the little tabs are broken anyway so I won't need to worry about cutting them off.

So, my question is, does anyone happen to have any of these little clips laying around, maybe if you cut your tabs and clips off? I contacted Jamie at Subaru genuine parts, but I'm worried they don't sell the clips individually, since they come pre-installed on the flares.

If anyone has some extras, or knows the part # for these clips, I'd appreciate it. I was unable to find them in the parts database.

Thanks fellas.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:49 PM   #143
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Just heard back from Jamie. The clips aren't available separately.

So does anyone out there happen to have any that they have removed? I'll pay top dollar for them!!! LMK.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:42 PM   #144
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I just used some loctite epoxy and popped off the body clips and clamped them for a while. Easy install. I don't have the 05 rear either
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:43 PM   #145
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Has anyone cut the metal out from under the rear flares?

I want to hack about 1/2" inch all around for max wheel clearance.. is that ok to do without messing up that area structuraly? I don't know if thats a seam that needs to stay intact?
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Has anyone cut the metal out from under the rear flares?

I want to hack about 1/2" inch all around for max wheel clearance.. is that ok to do without messing up that area structuraly? I don't know if thats a seam that needs to stay intact?

ttt!!
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Old 02-03-2011, 03:57 PM   #147
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Looks so clean - the chrome rims :|
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:11 PM   #148
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Going to install mine maybe this weekend

3M tape for the arches
rear bumper gets picked up at the body shop tomorrow.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:22 PM   #149
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I really want an 06-07 zero sports replica rear bumper since putting on the flares
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:49 PM   #150
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OK so I know I am bumping an old thread but I just wanted to let everyone know about my experiance installing these overfenders on my 04 WRX this afternoon

-First off I have never worked with 3m tape (red backer) before and frankly I didnt really trust it.

-Second off I have always thought trim tabs and clips were fairly strong (as long as its not freezing outside)

Well not trusting the 3m Tape I proceeded to drill the holes in the fender (not a big deal after cutting a hole in my roof), then I Painted the holes so nothing would rust. I snipped off the rear bumper tab to allow for clearance and inserted the front clips in the factory holes. My holes lined up perfect and the bumper slipped on just fine. I proceeded to press firmly on the overfender to stick the tape and as I do I notice the clips all went in and broke off. WTF was all I could think. Well now the front clip in the factory holes hadn't broke but all the others did. Trying to save grace I proceed to add more 3m tape in addition to the factory appiled tape. This was fine till I was pressing the overfender firmly to set the tape, the Damn Overfender Chipped, a piece about an inch long and 1/4 inch thick. I was livid.

Well having learned my lesson about drilling the holes and the crappy factory clips I decide that the 3m tape would be just fine. Than in addition to the two from factory holes.

Right side with holes took about an hour and 15 mins. Left side without holes took all of 15mins.

Bottom line: Just use the 3m (red backed) trim tape.
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