Quarter Panel Strips

Discussion in 'Body Work and Exterior Lights' started by Greg0986, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. Greg0986

    Greg0986 Paid Member

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    Arghhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    That's two strips in my ownership now, both have now failed. Cleaned properly, IPA wipe and all residue removed and it still comes un-stuck...

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  2. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Highly suspect they get fitted pre glass install at the factory. Which is the only way to ensure good adhesion.

    ***Cut the 'return lip' off that's supposed to tuck in behind the glass; and stick / sealant / double sided tape the 'D' shaped part that's visible onto the B-pillar.

    That will be what i'll try next time i think.
     
  3. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    Both mine were fitted recently and no issues. I had to use some stanley blades to scrape most of it away and then went over it with white spirit so it evaporates leaving no residue. Lastly I used a wallpaper scraper to press it on, and then a large flat head to really press it in. You kinda have to be a bit brutal to push it in enough I noticed, and get the rubber 'D' sitting against the edge of the glass.

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  4. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    I did all that - and more.

    “Recently fitted” is the key term in your post IMO having seen many posts about these.

    It’s the longevity ref the sticking that’s the issue. And however well you clean, and whatever tools you make to hook in and push the sticky tab back up to the back of the glass - many efforts seem to fail.

    Report back in a month or 6 weeks :smile:

    **Hope I’m wrong.....
     
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  5. Doogle

    Doogle Winner - POTM March 2018 Paid Member

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    Bummer, I fitted them about a month ago, will have to wait and see how they do!
     
  6. Benno

    Benno

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    Am I right in saying this is the one? Noticed mine have perished! http://www.renaultpartsdirect.co.uk/parts/popular-products-2/clio-glass-seal-rear-qtr/
     
  7. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    My effort of fitting is in my thread somewhere (couple of months ago ?).

    Just saying that - effort and prep in, seems to still equal somewhat pot luck in terms of chances of success.

    There’s a point top and bottom of the tab that has a ‘lump’ on the corresponding B-pillar side of the car where it’s hence really squeezed in to hold it by design.

    It’s the middle part that will come unstuck first IMO.

    No-one could have taken more care than me - and last time I looked I had a bit where it had failed to adhere :-(
     
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    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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  9. Benno

    Benno

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    That's the most daunting part, sifting through your monster thread! Will have to flick from page one and take screenshots I think..! Half tempted to buy 4 if they don't last very long..
     
  10. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Page 95.... :smile:
     
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  11. Benno

    Benno

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    You're the man. I owe you a drink or several at this Christmas meet. :thumb:
     
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  12. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Mmmmmm.....Lager-beer :smile:
     
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  13. harry_snotter

    harry_snotter

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    Just to add my experience. Followed all instructions both here and elsewhere for prep. Spent more than an hour clearing glue on driver's side. On passenger side, I heated the area with hairdryer (as hot as it would get) before pulling off strip. A lot more glue came off with the old strip this way - see photos.

    Then I used the same little kitchen knife to go along clearing off the residue from glass. This time instead of rubbing off a million dried bits of glue, because it was sticky it dragged along rolling into a ball (second pic) picking up all the old glue like a ball of blu-tak. Time taken - 5 mins with hairdryer, 5 mins removing and I'm positive it's way cleaner than the side I spent an hour and 1/4 on.

    Other tip, to get new rubber in, there are two raised areas in the metal top and bottom that make it a tight squeeze. Use a flathead on top edge of glass just in from the corner, very very gently obviously, to lever glass a tiny fraction while pushing new strip in. Same on bottom edge corner. Protect paintwork with several layers of masking tape, also do this along the pillar to protect while you're working off the old glue with your blade/knife.

    We'll see how it holds up.

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