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Newbie question 1 year 3 weeks ago #40181

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Hi, I recently bought my first X1/9, it's pretty much pristine but the black plastic has lifted in one area front and rear. I'm guessing its pretty usual and I've seen it before, is there a particular glue to use? Or does the whole strip have to be taken off and reapplied?

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Newbie question 1 year 3 weeks ago #40182

Are you talking of the strips on top of the front and rear bumpers Keith?

If so, I had a similar problem with it lifting in the central 4 or 5 inches. I stuck it down with double sided tape under the affected area.

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Newbie question 1 year 3 weeks ago #40183

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Yes, that's it - the black strip that sits on top of the silver.

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Newbie question 1 year 3 weeks ago #40190

Nice looking car and great pictures.:)

Those strips do tend to warp a bit especially on the rear one around the cut outs for the reg number light.

As Pete suggests double sided tape and clamp it down.
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Newbie question 1 year 3 weeks ago #40205

I have not tried it but I am sure I remember reading that you can straighten these out on the car by heating and clamping flat with a piece of wood and some G or F clamps.

Maybe a combination of heat and double sided tape?

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Newbie question 1 year 3 weeks ago #40208

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Thanks guys, double sided tape and some clamps it is then. More S&M than bodywork repair!!;)

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