By the way, what is the proper name for the aluminum belt? Belt? And what about the plastic/silvered adhesively attached insert strip?
Finally, do you know what adhesive has been used under the aluminum belt? While it appears Vulkem was used along the top corner to the Alcoa panel, there was also a tenacious white sticky foam used along much of the perimeter. This may not have been original- I think it was done when JC replaced my quarterpanels under warranty for corrosion problems in 2002.
Finally, do you know if it is safe for the clearcoated Alcoa panels if I use the 3M brand of automotive adhesive remover in this area?[/quote]
Well I imagine someone out there has the poper name for it, if it was a boat I would call it a rub rail
As far as the adhesive its just double back foam tape, airstream uses it alot to hold parts in place before they rivet/screw/glue things together. I bet they sell it by the roll. As for the 3m remover ????? Don't Know if it would damage or not
The clear coat is not bullet proof, I would go with WD 40 and work my way up in an inconspicuous spot. To remove the grey sikaflex a little heat from a heat gun and a popcilce/paint stick works.