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Old 01-31-2012, 04:53 AM   #1
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-02 sedan back window trim fell off. How to mount back?

I have facelifted 2002 318i sedan and passenger side back door 's window trim is not on my car. It's in my garage instead

This picture should clarify the trim I'm talking about


On car the clamps were broken, so I got 3 new from BMW dealer. After that I discovered that also the three counterparts attached to trim were broken. It seems that counterparts are glued to trim?

How should I attach trim to car? Should I buy counterparts from dealer, glue those to trim and hopefully attach trim back to car? Should I just glue the whole trim to car?
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:04 AM   #2
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I just used some 3m double sided tape and no issues since then.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:25 AM   #3
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+1 with the 3m tape. Stuff is amazing.
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:26 AM   #4
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Maybe direct link to that product? It might help to find it from in here Finland
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Old 01-31-2012, 05:29 AM   #5
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i've tried glue and its big FAIL. the glue gets dry and brittle with the heat and easily break off. thanks for the tip. i'm gonna try the 3m glue.
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Thanks for all! I'll try that one.
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I've used JB Weld as well. Works just as good.
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I've used JB Weld as well. Works just as good.
What do You mean, what is JB Weld
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From their website:
J-B WELD is packaged in two tubes. One contains liquid steel/epoxy resin, and the other contains hardener. When mixed together in equal portions, a chemical reaction occurs that turns the mixture into a compound as hard and tough as steel -- and with similar properties.
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J-B WELD is packaged in two tubes. One contains liquid steel/epoxy resin, and the other contains hardener. When mixed together in equal portions, a chemical reaction occurs that turns the mixture into a compound as hard and tough as steel -- and with similar properties.
i've tried that before. it cracked and broke
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Worked great for me. Fell off one day and just put some JB Weld on it, closed the door with it in place and has been fine ever since. Maybe 6 months so far? Been a while and haven't even thought about it. It's on there pretty good.
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once u apply the glue and get it to dry, it looks fine. but the problem is that every time you or your passenger closes the doors, the "shock" from the doors actually shakes the trim. and while doing so it "breaks" the glue contact points. and there it goes again. i've asked the dealer for a complete replacement of the trim. they said its gonna cost around $360 for one side only. so i'm trying to look for an alternative.
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How long did your fix last before it fell off again? I applied a generous amount, and it doesn't shake or anything so looks to be holding well. But if it does come off, I'll try Jake's suggestion of 3M tape.

And yea, I didn't think to replace the whole thing, only because I know it's an entire piece. It doesn't come in sections, so would have to buy the whole side to replace one part, which sucks.
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I used epoxy as well and its holding great!
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i applied a generous amount too. after it fell off again, i used Cicaflex. the glue we use to stick windscreens. it did hold for a while but then fell off again. now i'll try the 3m tape.
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:07 AM   #17
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It seems that I'm not the only one with falling trims
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:27 AM   #18
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Get some double sided foam tape. 3M is the best brand option. This crap doesn't come off, and the foam will help with vibrations.
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+1 on the 3m products.....I went to the dealer to see about getting them replaced...Whoa!
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Old 02-01-2012, 06:59 AM   #20
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I used 3M trim and molding adhesive. We call it gorilla snot, it's some nasty stuff. I just put a good amount on the trim, positioned it and shut the door untill it dried.
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