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Old 05-22-2012, 09:34 AM   #1
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Wood trim at top of slideout fell off

The oak trim at the top of our slideout just slid off one day. We put it back up with double-faced tape and it stayed for about 2 months then fell completely off. The trim is oak and approximately 6"X6' in two pieces with a rosette in between. It was originally put up with double-faced tape that held it for 10 years but haven't a clue where to get that tape now. Obviously the tape we used will not hold it. Anyone know where we can get heat-resistant and strong tape?
Anyone had this to happen? What can we use to put it back up? It's been suggested to use screws through the wood and then through the metal but I don't like that idea.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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I use 3m auto trim tape. It is used to stick chrome and other trim items on the outside of cars. If the surface is clean, it is very rare for it to turn loose. I have bought it at auto parts stores and even Walmart. Look for red ...the pull off covering is always red. It comes in several widths.
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What Paul suggested will work or some industrial Velcro tape strips also.
The oak is heavier than the pine I have so needs something stronger.
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Use the 2" wide double stick carpet tape. You can get rolls at Home Depot or other hardware places.
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Must be a common issue, mine has tape and someone ran screws in as well. Not great looking ; but it works. Most automotive tape I've seen is black. If I was to re-do mine I think I'd use 2" wide velcro, held my 25lb. flatscrean TV in place in my 5th wheel for 5 years.
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Another option is to use construction adhesive then clamps untill it sets
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Contact Newmar, they have it, may be a little more expensive but it works better than the off the shelf stuff.....
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Welcome to the club! I had the same thing. I used carpet tape, it held about one month.

I then used Gorilla Glue. It lasted about two months.

I then used liquid nails, not sparingly. It has lasted several years.

I am hoping that the vertical one at the front will come off because a couple of the wooden molding pieces are getting loose and it will be much easier to re-glue them to the Masonite when I can set the piece horizontally.

What ELSE would we do with our time????
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #9
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Seems we are all in the same boat as far as the trim is concerned. I really thought it was just our problem.
Thanks to everyone for suggestions. Found some Scotch Extreme Mounting Tape that holds up to 10 lbs at Lowe's. It must be like the auto trim tape. It is black double-faced and has a red covering. Directions say it is permanent, all-weather and works on wood and metal. It was expensive - $8.95 for 5 feet and we had to buy 7 rolls but with our military discount, we saved some money. We used three strips on each piece and reinstalled the trim today. It seems secure right now but it's not that hot here in GA yet. Will let you know if it falls off again. Thanks to all of you for your time and help.
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