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Old 09-26-2019, 02:02 PM   #1
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Outside Trim Molding Has Lost its' Stick

2017 Flying Cloud 25RBT. After recent hurricane I noticed that the about 1" wide chrome colored molding that wraps the back lower part of the trailer had about a 3' section that had come loose. It will not stick back on and hold. Duck tape to the rescue for the moment but wonder if anyone has reattached this molding and what kind of adhesive you used. Would like to avoid having to buy a whole new piece of trim as it is pretty long (maybe 16'). Any suggestions are welcome.
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I had to reattach a section of the same trim and used Gorilla brand clear 1 inch wide double stick tape that I bought in my local home center. Worked great!--Frank
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Very high bond double backed foam tape. Iíve reattached several sections. Home centers or hardware stores.
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Yep use 3M VHB tape. You can reback and reattach the trim.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:11 AM   #5
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Carpet tape

There is a kind of double stick carpet tape that you can get at the big box stores. It's used to install wall-to-wall carpet and has a peel off side. It's hard to work with because its SO STICKY, so be careful how you work with it. It will not give you a second chance to place something.



And BTW, it's really good if you have the need to build a strong cardboard box. I had to ship something big on an airline, and used it to reinforce the inside of the box that I used. That thing came through baggage handling in perfect condition.
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Old 09-27-2019, 04:35 PM   #6
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I may have 16’ for sale. It’s not expensive $30.
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The following is not serious.. it is JUST A JOKE.... seriously.

Just run a few screws in it...

See.. I told ya it was a joke... DON'T DO THIS!! CLEAN THE AREA REALLLLLY WELL, SCUFF WITH A SCOTCHBRITE PAD... USE THE STICKY TAPE!!!
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Just run a few screws in it...

See.. I told ya it was a joke...!!!


Hey ya gotta include the screw size. Thatís in the rules of forum etiquette. And are they sorta like deck screws? Or drill AND tap?

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Hi

Interestingly, at JC they pull the whole strip and replace it. I found that a bit odd .....

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Interestingly, at JC they pull the whole strip and replace it. I found that a bit odd .....

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Speculating...
With all the product rolling thru, it might be needing to clean the aluminum... the shiny insert comes with the sticky tape already applied.. I suspect there may be a combination of issues.

First, the aluminum surface preparation of the trim... it is coated when delivered. People handle the trim, transferring normal oils...especially if one of them uses hand lotion.. which we might 'speculate', is likely with all the handling of the metal.

Second, the trim insert, has previously applied tape when delivered to Airstream, which we can 'speculate' the quality is not verified and tracked as the defect tracking is nonexistent from what we know.. unless it pops loose at the factory.

All I can say, is my own repairs on my AS, I did not clean the aluminum properly and the tape did not have the expected adhesion when I removed protecting strip... as I say, a combination of issues.. but you can fix this..
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I repaired several sections on mine. Cleaning off all of the old foam backing was not real fun but necessary and cleaning both surfaces its required IMHO but none of my repairs have peeled off since new tape.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:42 PM   #12
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Thanks to all who replied. I have ordered 3m vhb double sided RP25. Going to give it a shot. Wish me luck! Thanks again.
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Before you try and reattach anything, be sure to thoroughly clean the aluminum extrusion the strip goes on/info. Suggest 3M Specialty Adhesive Remover. Comes in a spray can and a little goes a long way. On Amazon for about $20; well worth it and won't harm your clear coat.
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You could just buy the trim from the dealer. I replaced both the insert and the extrusion for $80. I canít find the receipt to figure out the price of the trim alone. Itís worth a call. Still, cleaning off the extrusion is going to be the hard part. The insert comes in 20í lengths. They might cut you off a length.
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Old 10-19-2019, 12:43 PM   #15
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OK. I bought the 3m VHB and the recommended cleaner. Cleaned, reapplied took a really short camping trip and so far it has held well. Longer trip planned next week and I will keep my fingers crossed but I think I'm good. Now if I could just get the Contoure Convection Microwave to work. That will be the subject of another post coming perhaps later today. Thanks very much to everyone who helped with the trim issue. Your information allowed me to make a quality repair myself. Life is good!
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