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post #1 of 16 Old 06-19-2008, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Billy Mays Magic Putty

Have some Cherokee factory molding that I have tried anything and everything to hold the peeling off side molding on.Now I have applied upholstery screws to the ends that are peeling off.Anyone tried this putty stuff ?? Thought i would put some of this stuff on and rescrew down and let it cure and remove the screws and patch the molding up and repaint or something where the screw holes were.Any better ideas or is there another product out there besides the worthless 3m auto 2 sided tape made specifically for this type of application?Doesnt look bad now but there has got to be a better way aside from removing the molding all together and or replacing it.

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-19-2008, 02:03 PM
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Not for sure what all will work, but I don't think I would trust anything ole Billy says. Just my .02!!!
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he is kind of" in your face",huh?
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he is kind of" in your face",huh?
He thinks I'm deaf.

Anyways, Ive seen on the commercial him making a chain link out of some and towing a semi with it. But then again youre supposed to believe everything you see on commercials right?
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Use 3M 5200 Fast cure. Once it cures, the door will come off before the molding. I used some on my factory rack. No more worries of losing my skis.

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post #6 of 16 Old 06-19-2008, 02:50 PM
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I've had extremely good luck using the 3M emblem tape (the double-sided foam stuff). I had to relocate the Cummins badges on our Ram's fenders to fit the Bushwacker flares and they're rock solid with the 3M stuff. Our VentVisors and OEM Mopar door trim pieces (similar to the door molding on late model XJs) are stuck on with basically the exact same stuff.

The magic putty is junk. One of the local new stations here in DFW does what they call "Deal or Dud" where they test lots of these tv products that sound too good to be true. They tested the Magic Putty stuff. Recreated all the things you see in the tv ad. IIRC, the only thing it actually succeeded in doing was fix the leaking drinking glass.

edit: what you probably need to do is completely remove the trim molding in question, clean all the old tape residue off of it and the door -- get both surfaces nice and clean. Then use the 3M emblem tape to reattach the molding.

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HI BILLY MAYS HERE! DONT USE MY PRODUCT CAUSE IM FULL OF ****! HOWEVER, ITLL TAKES THE POOP STAINS OUT OF YOUR *** HOLE REALLY GOOD. EAT SOME BACON!

yeah im bored... so what. As for the door molding, i just ripped mine off and left it off. Looks cleaner, but if i ever put it back on definately use 3m double sided like mentioned.

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post #8 of 16 Old 06-19-2008, 06:29 PM
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Use 3M 5200 Fast cure. Once it cures, the door will come off before the molding. I used some on my factory rack. No more worries of losing my skis.

5200 is some great stuff. I would try that before that silly putty.
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post #9 of 16 Old 06-19-2008, 06:46 PM
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Regular 3M double sided tape held a metal UT Longhorn emblem to my WJ for 2 years.

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I actually got some of that magic putty. Its horrible. end of story. When you cut it and kneed it with your fingers, it leaves a horrible smell and it cant hold any pressure. and it doesn't hold up diddly.

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post #11 of 16 Old 06-20-2008, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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The problem with the door trim is that it is a bit warped and pulled away about an 1/2/" and thats why the 3m tape didnt hold even after I cleaned it off good.Got some of the 3m5200 fast cure and applied and rescrewed the trim back down and heading to Red River,NM sunday and will see how it adheres when I get there and remove the screws.Thanks for the tips..off and running.
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Regular 3M double sided tape held a metal UT Longhorn emblem to my WJ for 2 years.
what a cruel joke. have you tried melting it off?

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the worthless 3m auto 2 sided tape made specifically for this type of application?

Hmmm..... I have no idea why you say this as not only do all of the major automakers use this stuff, but I've used it very successfully for years. If done right, this stuff works as designed.


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Hmmm..... I have no idea why you say this as not only do all of the major automakers use this stuff, but I've used it very successfully for years. If done right, this stuff works as designed.

I agree ^ There must have been an issue with your prep work causeing it to not stick. Try it again, this time being sure to totally remove any of the old tape and adhesive left overs. Scrub the whole thing down with a good was/grease remover, then wipe it down with alcohol before putting on the new tape. One you have everything in place try holding the coners down with some typle of clamps if you can get them on there, if not place a small block of something ontop of the trim to space it out, then tape it down tightly with blue painters masking tape. A little heat from a hair dryer or heat gun will also help kick up the adhesion of the tape to make sure it sticks. Leave it taped up with pressure on it for awhile to be sure the tape has a chance to stick good.
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Regular 3M double sided tape held a metal UT Longhorn emblem to my WJ for 2 years.
horns hisssssss my little chrome A&M emblem has been on since 04 and its held on with 3m tape

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