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Old 01-28-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default attaching rear sti flares

I have an 04 sti that I have put the 05 rear bumper and flares on. I rolled and pulled the quarters a little and the flares do not seem to want to stay put. I am using 3m molding tape. in some areas I had to double layer it which I do not think is the proper way. Does anyone have any tips or advise?
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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They are drilled from the factory.
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:14 PM   #3
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if you rolled and pulled your fenders, you're most likely going to either need body panel adhesive or rivets.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:29 PM   #4
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I second panel bonding adhesive
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:24 AM   #5
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I just now saw this sorry. Any recommended panel bonding adhesive?
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:13 PM   #6
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I drilled my quarters on my 02 for them to fit like factory. I'll be using body adhesive in the spring to reattach them. A few clips have broken over the passed 2 years
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:39 PM   #7
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hit your local auto body supply house and take the flare with you let them see the material and they will recommend the proper version.

there is plastic to metal, metal to metal, fiberglass to metal, urethane to metal etc. Lots of forumlas and also different "speeds" to which they set up based on materials and temps & humidity. trust your auto body supplier. i wouldn't use a catch all adhesive from autozone or o'rielly auto or Pep Boys.

Lastly some of the adhesives are some seriously thick/heavy stuff and require a special caulking gun to apply. be sure to get the adhesive you can use in a standard caulkiung gun. Better yet take your home caulk gun with you to be sure it can squeeze the tube properly.

been there... made that mistake...LOL

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