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    Default Advice on fitting fender flares

    I got myself a set of fender flares for the Hilux.

    They come with double sided tape but that did not manage to hold on.

    I've heard some say you can use Sikaflex. Will Sikaflex be ok? If so, which one?

    Any suggestions on what else I could use?
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    The industrial strength double sided tape should work.

    Please bear in mind that any decent adhesive that can hold a fender flare on properly will NOT be easily removed from the paint later....

    The Sikaflex acrylic adhesive should work, but it has a long curing time, not sure how you're going to keep the flares in the right place in the meantime, unless you again use some double sided tape as a temporary adhesive.
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    Default Re: Advice on fitting fender flares

    https://zaf.sika.com/content/south_a...1a001sa02.html

    Looks like sikaflex 552AT is the one for you or sikaflex fix.

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    Have a look for VHB (very high bond) tape. That will work.
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    I used double sided tape and put some blobs of sikaflex for the extra grip . If you decide to take the flares off a petrol soaked cloth and elbow grease will remove the sikaflex without damaging the paint

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    A bit of obvious advice, make sure that all grease and wax is removed from the surface you intend sticking on. Car wax forms a layer that does not come off easily and stuff does not stick to it well
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    Default Re: Advice on fitting fender flares

    Quote Originally Posted by Rayhau1 View Post
    I used double sided tape and put some blobs of sikaflex for the extra grip . If you decide to take the flares off a petrol soaked cloth and elbow grease will remove the sikaflex without damaging the paint
    thanks. Thats what I am planning to do. Which sikaflex did you use and where would i get it? I see that builders only has one variation of it.

    I got the VHB tape. It's holding to the body but not too well to the flare itself.
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    Default Re: Advice on fitting fender flares

    Quote Originally Posted by Die$eL View Post
    thanks. Thats what I am planning to do. Which sikaflex did you use and where would i get it? I see that builders only has one variation of it.

    I got the VHB tape. It's holding to the body but not too well to the flare itself.
    I bought it a builder's, black and silver tube, for automotive use. Code 221 color black. I used 3m tape about 2mm thick and about 10mm wide

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    Default Re: Advice on fitting fender flares

    Quote Originally Posted by Rayhau1 View Post
    I bought it a builder's, black and silver tube, for automotive use. Code 221 color black. I used 3m tape about 2mm thick and about 10mm wide
    Thanks!!! Will stop at builders today
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    Default Re: Advice on fitting fender flares

    Got it sorted. Thanks for the advice.

    Used 3M tape with Liqui Moly sealant. Its holding great.

    Here is how I held it in place while the sealer dried. Lol
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