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Old 06-14-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
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Strip is Peeling

A strip is peeling from my 2008 16' International CCD (Bambi). The strip appears to be functional, not just cosmetic. It covers the area where the shell is connected to the frame with screws. Can anyone offer me some advice on how to re-adhere this strip into the runner?
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:27 AM   #2
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Had the same problem on my 07. After re glueing sections as they fell off for a while. I just removed the whole thing.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:31 AM   #3
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Saw this article recently........

http://airstreamlife.com/historysafa...-the-rub-rail/
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #4
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To clarify, your shell is riveted to some aluminum channels, which are then bolted through the floor and into the frame. The banana wraps are essentially just there for aesthetics, and continue the curve of the body underneath the trailer. The banana wraps meet the rivet line mentioned above, and this union is covered up by the strip that is shown in your pictures. The part that is peeling (insert strip) is purely there for aesthetics--it covers the fasteners that keep the trim in place.

Look carefully at the trim where the insert hasn't peeled out yet--you will probably observe that there is a little lip at the top and bottom of the trim, and that if the insert strip is flexed, it expands to pop into these lips. It is just a mechanical connection. Chances are, you caught the tip of the insert strip on something, and caused it to pull out of the trim, and it has continued to pull out. Reinsertion shouldn't be a big deal, just pinch it together, press it into place, and allow it to expand.

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:40 AM   #5
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Go to an autobody / paint store and get some 3M molding adhesive tape. The tape is double sided, will be charcoal grey in color with a red plastic peel off backing. Clean the surfaces very clean where the strip and metal meet, making sure there is no residue on either surface, then carefully tape down using the 3M tape.

Something like this:http://www.ebay.com/itm/3m-Auto-Truc...item4854e143fa
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:42 PM   #6
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Well timed thread. I have had two 18' plus strips on my trailer release in the last two months. Bob's advise is probably the best.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:24 PM   #7
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There are two rub rails which have these strips; the upper which is 1/2 in and the lower, which is 3/4 inch, I believe.

Yes you can get the adhesive tape, or you go to Out of Doors Mart, and they'll sell the stuff (original OEM) to you by the foot.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:29 PM   #8
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These are fantastically immediate and appropriate responses. I continue to be amazed at the information available in this forum.

Thank you!
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:42 AM   #9
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I replaced the "rubber" decorative strip in this aluminum rail on my trailer. I did all the way around the lower rail between the shell and the banana wrap. Airstream and others sell the strip in blue and dark gray. My strips are riveted at the starting and ending points. In your picture, I would expect a rivet holding the end of the strip just behind the wheel well. There are little "L" shaped black aluminum pieces that have a hole in them that the rivet seats on.

Adhesive tape might work well also. But in my mind a 1/8 rivet is a more secure hold.

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Old 06-15-2013, 03:30 PM   #10
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Sadly, this is the only renovation job I did on my '77 Tradewind that I re-did, re-did and re-did again. The rubber/plastic material expands and contracts dramatically, here in Florida. I ended up pulling all three rub rails out, cleaning, prepping and painting them. Looks great and only you and I know the difference. LOL
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #11
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Those strips on newer rigs are held on by double-sided tape and sometimes it just doesn't do the job. Ours was replaced after a blowout making body work necessary ... and the new strip simply would not stay in place. I finally removed it along the section that was not holding, got some 3M outdoor double-sided sign tape from Ace Hardware (used for mounting outdoor signs, etc)...it fit perfectly into the track and it will be a very long time before that strip ever comes loose again...it worked perfectly.
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Those strips on newer rigs are held on by double-sided tape and sometimes it just doesn't do the job. Ours was replaced after a blowout making body work necessary ... and the new strip simply would not stay in place. I finally removed it along the section that was not holding, got some 3M outdoor double-sided sign tape from Ace Hardware (used for mounting outdoor signs, etc)...it fit perfectly into the track and it will be a very long time before that strip ever comes loose again...it worked perfectly.
I just did that exact thing this weekend; got some 3M outdoor double sided tape found in the paint dept at Home Depot. Works perfectly!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:22 AM   #13
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My 2002 Classic did the same thing. I just installed a few metal screws in a couple of places and no more worries.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #14
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We followed the advice given here. We completely removed the rub rail from wheel to wheel. We cleaned the channel surface very clean -- removed the old tape from the back of the rub rail -- put new 3M VHB Heavy Duty Mounting Tape #5952 on the rub rail (it's a perfect fit in size) -- reinstalled the rub rail while pressing the rub rail into the channel and it looks and feels like the problem is solved. Time will tell!

Thanks for the good advice.
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