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Unread 12-15-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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3M or alternative?

Not being fond of the faded and weathered grey plastic coloration that dominates the entire lower portion of my WJ I decided to paint it with black spray-on truck bed liner. I've ran the front bumper with this stuff for almost 2 years now and it's held up very well, with no nicks, scratches, or flaking so I moving on to the next phase; completing the rest.

I pulled off the rear bumper and sanded it down in the garage then suspended it from the ceiling so that I could paint easily. Now both front and rear have several coats on, are installed, and look very nice. What I'm working on now are the side panels. I've finished up the shorties that are forward of the front doors, and have pulled the rest of the drivers side off.
(If you decide to do this yourself, be careful when dislodging the top portion of each panel or you could break the plastic tabs.) The bottoms of these panels are held in place by double-sided tape...and that's what I'm looking for now so that I have everything once ready to reinstall. Would anyone know where to find this stuff? The thickness of it isn't much at all...maybe about a 1/4 of the width of what you'd find for weatherstripping windows and doors of a house or something.

Thanks!

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Unread 12-15-2007, 03:50 PM   #2
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Use 3M automotive double stick tape. It holds up the best and last forever as long as surface is clean and tape is put on flat. Its worth the extra money IMO.
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Unread 12-15-2007, 05:18 PM   #3
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Use 3M automotive double stick tape. It holds up the best and last forever as long as surface is clean and tape is put on flat. Its worth the extra money IMO.
Agreed..... Some autopart stores will carry this or you could stop in at a local autobody shop and see where they order their's from.... Chances are you'll find a good local supplier.
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Unread 12-15-2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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I have tried many types of tape, single sided, double sided, of all varieties.
3M has always been the best.
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Unread 12-16-2007, 10:14 AM   #5
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Hmmm, alright. I'll give AutoZone or something like that a try first, then go from there. Thanks!
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