PT Cruiser Forum  
Advertisements
       

Go Back   PT Cruiser Forum > General Forums > General PT Cruiser Discussions

PT Cruiser Forum

Advertisements
Two Sided Tape

 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 25 May 2007, 01:52 pm
Windancer's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Regina, SK. Canada
Posts: 526
Default Two Sided Tape

To All

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I now have a PT Convertible as my second vehicle. I have looked a many of the aftermarket parts sites and it is overwhelming to say the least.

I really want to add the Chrysler PT Body Kit which is basically 2 pieces of plastic to both the front and back bumpers as well as the side panels. After doing some research, I see that pretty much all of the aftermarket parts are attached using 3M double sided tape.

I'm interested in hearing opinions on the application of add ons using this two sided tape. In talking to my dealer, who hasn't really done much of this, did tell me that they had trouble with one PT that the owner had the same thing installed.

One thing to keep in mind that I live in the heart of the Canadian Prairies where winters can be very cold. Still unsure if I will even drive this in the winter but it will be exposed to temperature extremes.

Thanks in advance for any insight that you be able to give.

Regards
Terry
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 25 May 2007, 04:38 pm
Hooligan's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,023
Default Re: Two Sided Tape

I have put mods on the car using 3M tape and have had no trouble. Of course, I live in Florida. Honestly, I haven't heard of any trouble with the tape IF you prep the area with wax remover. You can get it at most auto stores and use plenty, don't skimp!!!
__________________

2008 Silver Steel Metallic, Touring, NA, Sirius; Chromed door handles; lower grille; fog light surrounds; chrome front & rear bumpers strips; Airaid air filter; Bassani duals; Modesty Cover; Autolite AP5263 Platinum Plugs (.040); Crane Plug Wires; NAPA Ceramic pads; Blane hood struts; PTeazer Gas, Brake & Foot Rest Pedals, '05 Rear Step Pad, Stainless Door Sills, Llumar tint, "A" Piller chrome; APC Strut Bar
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 25 May 2007, 10:39 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: joliet, IL., USA.
Posts: 236
Default Re: Two Sided Tape

and u can buy wider exterior two sided tape by 3m also in
some hardware stores.....I've used this up here on a few things
and so far so good.....

mike
__________________


mike
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 26 May 2007, 06:33 am
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 27,744
Default Re: Two Sided Tape

I've also had the body shop use small self-threading screws on the body parts where it doesn't show.
__________________
Rules of the forum have been updated as of *07/07/2019* Please read them over.

- All decisions by the Moderator are semi-permanent, can and may be changed at his discretion but definitely will be the final word. Any action performed by the Administrator or Moderators are not to be discussed on the forum.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 27 May 2007, 10:00 am
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 6,787
Default Re: Two Sided Tape

i have used the tape not on my car and it has worked great , i also like crewzins idea !!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01 Jun 2007, 09:28 pm
soonercruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 7,614
Default Re: Two Sided Tape

I would echo the WIDER body tape; and reinforce with screws.
Soonercruiser was in the shop for paint repair of a run in with a flying wheel cover, and I had them remount a Xenon side skirt while it was in the shop. I had leaned on it pretty hard one time doing a mod, and felt it pop in the middle. The ends are screwed into the wheel wells...but it still popped loose. I could see that the original body shop had used a rather narrow tape.
The other side is doing OK for now.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02 Jun 2007, 07:29 pm
Fresh Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dublin, OH
Posts: 46
Default Re: Two Sided Tape

I have used 3M two-sided tape with no bad experience. The important thing that I echo is surface preparation as being the key. Also, the temperature of the surfaces is also important; my rule is to not apply anything unless the air temp is at least 65 degrees.

I have NEVER had an item come off my cars and I have been using the product on a total of four cars in the last six years.

Remember, the factory uses the equivalent of two-sided tape, too. My advice, is if you can use a screw or a clip, use it. Otherwise feel free to use tape everywhere else as long as surface prep and temperature guidelines are followed.

P.S. Be sure to always store your materials at room temperature whenever possible!

Good luck!
__________________
2005 PT GT Turbo HO Autostick Convert. --- Bauhaus Progressive Rate Lowering Springs 2.0" frt/1.75" rear, Tokico HP Blue Struts/Shocks, Freedom Front Strut Brace, K&N Filter, Crane FireWires, MOPAR Turbo BOV, TOYO PROXES TPT 215/50/17 HP Skins, Sylvania Silverstar Headlamps, IPCW Clear LED Taillights, TYC Back-up Lights, 115db Airhorn, 13" Billet Radio Antenna w/ chrome bezel, Chrome: Fuel Door Cover, Trunk Lid Struts, Door Handle Cups, Door Spears, Hood Portholes, Washer Nozzles, GT logo valve stem caps, Steering Wheel Spoke Trim, NEW! Chrome Upper body trim, 30% window tint side and rear, Sirius One Radio, factory GPS.

Other MOPAR in our family: 2005 Pacifica Limited AWD
Past Mopars:
2003 Cruiser PT GT Turbo 4dr and fifteen others back to (my first and favorite) 1965 Plymouth Satellite 426 Hemi Conv't.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 05 Jun 2007, 01:47 pm
Windancer's Avatar
Fanatic Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Regina, SK. Canada
Posts: 526
Default Thanks...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Windancer View Post
Thanks in advance for any insight that you be able to give.
Thanks again to everyone for you insight and helping a newbie owner. My ground effects package is on it's way.

Regards
Terry
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 10:18 pm
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Williamsport, Md, USA.
Posts: 257
Default Re: Two Sided Tape

Some body shop supply shops carry an adhesive promoter (SP??) that makes the 3m tape even stickier. I added some skinny chrome accents to the interior and had problems with it staying in place. When I applied the promoter stuff it got REAL sticky. I had cleaned before it with wax remover and isoprople alcohol. it still didnt stick....BUT it does now!
__________________
Hey look guy, The closer you tailgate..the slower I go!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 06 Jun 2007, 10:45 pm
soonercruiser's Avatar
Obsessed Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 7,614
Default Re: Two Sided Tape

Turtleman!
You're right! WE forgot that!
Most good parts places send you "adhesion promoter" with their parts that use 3M adhesive tape. I believe that you can even buy you own at most auto supply stores.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3m auto tape in various thicknesses? Curruzr General PT Cruiser Discussions 8 14 Mar 2006 05:57 pm
Bumper tape marks beelsamin General PT Cruiser Discussions 25 15 Aug 2005 08:03 pm
Double face tape gonzomania General PT Cruiser Discussions 6 24 Aug 2004 08:09 pm
tape marks on bumper gonzomania Exterior Accessories Forum 10 11 Aug 2004 02:39 pm
Is "tape" used between two-tone paint colors? Gary04GT General Turbo Discussions 11 21 Jan 2004 10:03 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:37 pm.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
vB.Sponsors