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How to mount clips (2) for side drip rail

Old 12-07-2016, 03:47 PM
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I am trying to replace the side drip rail moulding on my 2004 Toyota Camry SE. I have the OEM Moulding and it came with two little plastic clips for the front and back. They have a strip of epoxy of some kind that I believe is supposed to adhere to the metal of the rail by heating it up. I have tried with a heat gun but it doesn't stick. I don't think there is anything to peel off on the clip.....has anyone applied these little clips successfully? Maybe I'm not getting the drip rail hot enough? Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2016, 09:54 PM
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Thanks for posting the repair manual instructions. I stumbled upon them earlier and tried to follow but am not sure what is meant by "press fit" the clips. I did try heating the area with a heat gun but maybe didn't get it hot enough. I am particularly trying to verify that the little pad under the clip is indeed adhesive to be melted and doesn't require additional adhesive to attach it. I sacrificed one of the clips and heated it directly with the heat gun and couldn't get the little white pad to melt (although the plastic clip itself did).
I appreciate your time in answering!
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