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    Chrome moulding clips,NO rust!

    Hi,just a head's up for anyone doing a restoration at the mo,i often read threads about how to avoid scratching the paint when fitting the clips for the "horse shoe"and boot lid chromes with different ideas.
    With my ongoing restoration my boot lid chrome was held on with mastic which was a right sod to remove(heat gun and patience),however much to my surprise when i removed the horse shoe's and other chromes i found that the flanges were covered in some sort of aluminium flashing with the clips fitted over the top...on removing this it was completly scratch and rust free! As my stag was last restored about thirty year's ago i think whoever had that idea needs a meddle and once i've found out whatever the "flashing" or tape is (ideas anyone)?i shall be doing the same.

    #2
    possibly the foil tape used by trunking and duct work installers, our machines used to come back covered in it easy to fit sticks like brown stuff to a blanket and strong

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      #3
      Thanks,i'll keep my eyes open,maybe somewhere like screwfix might do it!!

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        #4
        Golf suppliers? they use lead tape to weight clubs.

        https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

        Mine had that alloy/lead tape on as well, I presume from the factory.
        Last edited by trunt; 21 November 2020, 20:54.
        Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

        www.terryhunt.co.uk

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          #5
          Hi Adrian...glad to hear of your findings. I mentioned the same method in response to an earlier thread on the topic. So seems it works.

          I believe the product is 3M Adhesive Aluminium foil tape or similar. I was advised to use this back in the late 80's by the bodyshop that done my full respray after some major accident damage.

          https://www.3m.co.uk/3M/en_GB/compan...3241744&rt=rud

          There are a coupe of varieties so not sure which one is the equivalent these days.

          They also advised to pack out the void in the fittings with dum-dum putty to prevent water sitting in there.

          Ray

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            #6
            Thanks for your responses,i will track it down,i think this must have been forgotten about as i hear if a lot if people going down the mastik path!which is ok until you have to take them off!!!

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              #7
              you can also fold a suitable thickness strip of ally round the body flange to hold the trim central rather than using the trim clips if sticking the trim on

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