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Old 07-11-2020, 06:28 PM   #1
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Default Installing stainless trim on 46 runningboards

Ok,I've used half a bottle dishwashing soap to help slide this stainless on. It will go 10-12 inches and it stops. Rubber feels smooth but may try some 320 sandpaper with detergent to smooth it more tomorrow. Any suggestions???
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Old 07-11-2020, 07:38 PM   #2
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I never have slid them on. Usually line them up on the length of the board and slap (press) them in place. They will snap in place with out too much force. This was done on NOS running boards and NOS trim. This may have made a difference.

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Old 07-11-2020, 08:36 PM   #3
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THANK YOU!!! I have been sitting here thinking about doing that tomorrow. Makes sense but didnt know if I would be able to pull it up on top of board once it was latched on lip(bottom edge of board). Thanks for the advice
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Ok,I've used half a bottle dishwashing soap to help slide this stainless on. It will go 10-12 inches and it stops. Rubber feels smooth but may try some 320 sandpaper with detergent to smooth it more tomorrow. Any suggestions???
Thanks
I must be missing something. I cannot figure out how you could slide them on since both ends butt up to the fenders. I do know they snap on. I did one years ago and cannot remember the process. I do remember it was not easy. Forgot whether to hook the top or bottom on first and then snap on.
I guess this doesn't help much.
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Old 07-12-2020, 10:54 AM   #5
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Suggest hooking trim on bottom lift up hard and at the same time snap the top onto the board .use the palm of your hand , lift and snap. might not hurt to spray cilicone on rubber first
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Yup, like Gary and Johnny mention.
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Old 07-12-2020, 12:26 PM   #7
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I should have mentioned,they are off the car. Thanks again,will have em on later today!!
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:18 PM   #8
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If you use silcone I hope you don't plane to do any paint work on the car. You will regret
using it if you do. This is comming from someone that had done collision repair and painting for over 50 years and a collision repair shop owner for over 45 years. I did not allow silcone either inside my shop or outside of it.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:53 PM   #9
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No silicone,dishwashing soap. Worked great,job done. Thanks guys
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