Jerry Dork
April 29, 2014 7:57 p.m.

Or "How do I GRM this back on?"

See that big empty space under the driver door? There used to be a matching piece of plastic there like behind it, plus a mud flap as well. Near the end of the morning runs they both decided to help with weight reduction. Someone carried both back to me at the lunch break before I went searching!

RokBlokz is sending new fasteners for the flap, which mounts in 3 spots including a very rusted out tab that also held the rocker panel. I haven't had time to look very far into this, but I'd like to reattach both items and have them stay there this time.

What's the toughest caulk/glue gun kind of crap out there? That will stand up to weather and such? I'm going to see if I can use long sheet metal screws as well. I'm open to suggestions... Where's my rusty Subaru owners??

Wally MegaDork
April 29, 2014 8:05 p.m.

Windshield adhesive holds damn near anything. A few big blobs and tape it in place and no one will ever know there is no metal behind it.

oldopelguy SuperDork
April 29, 2014 8:16 p.m.

Body panel adhesive, brought to you by Saturn and the Pontiac Transport, is a viable alternative to welding. It's not cheap, but there's nothing better.

wae HalfDork
April 29, 2014 8:21 p.m.

3M WindoWeld is amazing stuff.

Kenny_McCormic UberDork
April 29, 2014 8:29 p.m.

Polyurethane construction adhesives are the GRM solution(a fraction of the cost of the automotive equivalents).

EvanB PowerDork
April 29, 2014 8:41 p.m.


moparman76_69 SuperDork
April 29, 2014 8:43 p.m.

Black caulk.

mndsm MegaDork
April 29, 2014 8:45 p.m.
moparman76_69 wrote: Black caulk.

White caulk would work too, but it comes in a smaller tube.

JtspellS Dork
April 29, 2014 8:46 p.m.
  1. Welding skill
  2. Duct tape/window stick crap
  3. Junk it

Chose one.

old_ Reader
April 29, 2014 8:48 p.m.
mndsm wrote:
moparman76_69 wrote: Black caulk.

White caulk would work too, but it comes in a smaller tube.


April 29, 2014 9:35 p.m.

RapidFix I love this stuff.

Disclaimer: I also sell this stuff. But I use about a package a year for personal repairs and I really do love it!

EastCoastMojo Mod Squad
April 29, 2014 9:53 p.m.

You just need to remove the same piece on the other side. Add lightness.

Nice GRM sticker by the way. How did you do in the rallyx?

April 29, 2014 10:10 p.m.


If it'll hold a jet together it might work on a Subaru

pjbgravely New Reader
April 29, 2014 10:24 p.m.
mr2peak HalfDork
April 29, 2014 10:54 p.m.

JB Weld...

Trans_Maro UltraDork
April 29, 2014 11:10 p.m.


It's what the stuff is made for.

Jerry Dork
April 30, 2014 6:48 a.m.

In reply to EastCoastMojo:

I finished. Yup, I finished. (Someone has to be last right?)

And so many ideas already. Looks like a trip to Home Depot this weekend.

patgizz PowerDork
April 30, 2014 7:05 a.m.

look at a tube of Quad caulk from the home depot. that stuff sticks to everything and once cured it won't go anywhere. i used it to glue the plastic cladding on my old astro van to do pretty much like you - cover rot holes

failboat UltraDork
April 30, 2014 7:18 a.m.


April 30, 2014 7:59 a.m.
mndsm wrote:
moparman76_69 wrote: Black caulk.

White caulk would work too, but it comes in a smaller tube.

Well there are large tubes of white caulk, but they're not advertised as much as the black caulk tubes.

Jerry Dork
April 30, 2014 8:04 a.m.
failboat wrote: ZIPTIES, BRO.

I don't think I own a flat brim hat though. Yo.

1966stang Reader
April 30, 2014 8:05 a.m.
Kenny_McCormic wrote: Polyurethane construction adhesives are the GRM solution(a fraction of the cost of the automotive equivalents).

This.....I ahve used this stuff and it is amazing.

Aspen Reader
April 30, 2014 8:29 a.m.

I retrofitted (or at least tried to) RS skirts onto an L. Man what a pain. I used the OEM clips that cost like $70 and drilled holes in my rockers... and they didn't hold anything. The OEM clips are completely useless. I have a roll of 3M double sided tape that I will try next. If that fails (and it will) I am going to glue those mothers on there. Let me know what works.

Tom Suddard Associate Editor
April 30, 2014 10:10 a.m.

3M Auto Urethane adhesive.

Jerry Dork
April 30, 2014 10:46 a.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: 3M Auto Urethane adhesive.

I see there's more than one # using my Google-Fu. Any idea which one you speak of?

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