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Old 12-07-2022, 08:44 AM   #1
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Coach body help

‘02 Georgie Boy - the vertical portions of the wheel surrounds have come loose from the the 1x2 piece of aluminum tubing that holds the verticals to the coach. In this picture of the passenger front, it has come loose on the behind the wheel vertical up to the basement door seam.

The 1x2 wasn’t molded into the surrounds - it looks like they glued the surround to the 1x2 using liquid nails or something.

I tried cleaning all mating surfaces real well then applied JBWeld and clamped together for 24 hours, but that didn’t hold.

Any ideas anyone - short of putting screws from the outside thru the surrounds? What adhesive would you use (don’t really care that it could never be released as the tubing can be unscrewed)?
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‘02 Georgie Boy - the vertical portions of the wheel surrounds have come loose from the the 1x2 piece of aluminum tubing that holds the verticals to the coach. In this picture of the passenger front, it has come loose on the behind the wheel vertical up to the basement door seam.

The 1x2 wasn’t molded into the surrounds - it looks like they glued the surround to the 1x2 using liquid nails or something.

I tried cleaning all mating surfaces real well then applied JBWeld and clamped together for 24 hours, but that didn’t hold.

Any ideas anyone - short of putting screws from the outside thru the surrounds? What adhesive would you use (don’t really care that it could never be released as the tubing can be unscrewed)?
Many body shops use a panel adhesive now for later model GM vehicles to glue plastic (and steel) body panels to the metal frame work of the car. It is a two part adhesive the mixes in the tube as applied. It is stronger than a weld when dry. Available at Auto body and paint supply stores.

Made by 3M and I believe it is called Panel Bond. My stop by a supplier near you and verify with them that this will work, but I think it is what you need. Local body shop might even be able to give you some info.
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https://www.amazon.com/3M-Adhesive-M...96732508&psc=1
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My local body shop recommended 3M 08115 panel adhesive for a similar application. I bought the adhesive at a parts store and the body shop loaned me the special applicator “gun” for a day. It did cost me a plate of homemade cookies.
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Awesome - Thanks Guy’s!

Will keep you posted on how it works out!
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For the repair like that $120 is hard to beat.
But I'll bet 3M 5200 will hold it but takes a couple days to fully cure.
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