Valver rear n/s spat

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Valver rear n/s spat

Post by greendale65 »

Hello all, Not sure if that's what its called its the panel
that meets the rear bumper mines coming off just had it replaced
to, DIY so what do I use to stick back on any ideas don't want to lose the
panel.
Thanks all
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Re: Valver rear n/s spat

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A LOT of Sikaflex! The originals have M6 studs bonded in them which pass through the quarter panel and then have plastic wingnuts on the back, but chances are they're long rusted away.

They used a lot of sealant from the factory though. Probably why they're such an arsehole to remove!
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Re: Valver rear n/s spat

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You can try warming the bonding up with a heat gun to soften it sometimes makes it a bit easier to get them off, carefully does it or it will crack, i have spare spats if you need one.
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rutter123 wrote:You can try warming the bonding up with a heat gun to soften it sometimes makes it a bit easier to get them off, carefully does it or it will crack, i have spare spats if you need one.
You HAVE to warm the bonding up with a heat gun, it's the only way to get them off.

Otherwise, it's hammer & chisel :lol:
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