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Old 03-02-2024, 06:47 AM   #1
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Banana Wrap Trim Insert

I have a 2016 Flying Cloud 19 foot Bambi. The rubber insert trim on the banana wrap trim is peeling back in the rear section. It is inserted in the metal trim that is screwed on the body of the trailer just above the banana warp. Was this glued on at the factory? How can I resecure it before it pulls off all the way around the rear end of the trailer? The rubber insert is about 1 1/2 inches wide and is located inside the metal band around the trailer. I'm not sure how to post a picture of it.

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Old 03-02-2024, 08:06 AM   #2
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From your description it sounds like you're talking about the "Rub Rail" or "Belt Line". Usually this is chrome finished insert that uses an adhesive on the back face to keep it in the trim piece.

Here are a couple threads that may clarify things for you:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f47...on-231864.html
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f47...sh-221011.html

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Old 03-02-2024, 12:36 PM   #3
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3M VHB 4611 will secure the rub rail to the trailer. Purchase a width that is a little narrower than the rub rail. I use .75 inch for 1 inch rub rail.

Remove all the old VHB from both the trailer and the back of the rub rail.

Apply 3M Primer 94 to both surfaces and let it completely dry. A half-pint of the stuff costs ~$25.

Apply the VHB to the trailer peel off the back. Press the rub rail to the VHB.

Be careful pulling back the rub rail because it will wrinkle.

Alternatively, buy enough new rub rail to replace it all, even if you have just a small section to replace today. You'll need to replace it soon, anyway.
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When some of our rub rail started coming off at the end, I made the mistake of using a strong peel & stick adhesive to get it back in the metal track. A couple of years later, the rub rail was starting to fade and looked terrible, so I decided to replace the rub rail.

The hardest part of the project was getting about 4ft. of the peel and stick removed. It took a few hours and a lot of elbow grease to remove the adhesive. As previous posters have said, you will probably need to replaced the rub rail at some point, so save yourself the headache and be very sparing in using an adhesive to do a temporary fix.

I also noticed that the metal rail is attached with wood screws that were rusting, so I swapped them out for stainless steel before attaching the rub rail.
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Thank You

Thank you for the helpful guidance, appreciated very much!
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