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Side trim problem

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Super88, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Super88
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 386

    Super88
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    When reinstalling the side trim on my Olds, I've found I can't get the push-in clips to engage. It appears the clips move enough to prevent engaging. This would explain why I found chunks of cardboard under the clips when I removed the trim. Since cardboard would hold moisture, how can I prevent the clip from moving?
     
  2. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,778

    49ratfink
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    from California

    get new clips? try your local paint supply store.
     
  3. Take an old butyl windshield kit, break off a piece and make a ball. Cram it under the clip. Dum-dum(plumber's putty) will work too---whichever is easiest(read that, "whichever's laying around the shop")
     
  4. Super88
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 386

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    Thanks guys. I replaced the bad clips with some I bought from a vendor at BTT50's, but even those have enough movement when you press on the trim to keep them from snapping in. I'll see what I can find to put behind them. I didn't like the cardboard idea because several were quite rusted and I think it was because of the cardboard holding moisture.
     
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