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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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I've had some ideas going around in my head for a while for different things to do to the body of my cobalt, and now I've got a few questions.

The first of possibly several (in the coming days/weeks) - are there any kinds of adhesive one can use to attach things to the car, without severely damaging the paint job? It would be used with objects that might be attached for anywhere between a few weeks, to possibly several years. The less damage, the better, of course (while still maintaining the best overall adhesion). The attached part may or may not be painted over with any number and type of paint/material.
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I hear double sided 3M tape is the best. Lasts a long time and it's simple to use.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 06:24 AM
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I don't know if it'll help a ton, but maybe this'll give you a good idea on where to start.

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although 3M isn't very strong or long lasting, it's definitely the least damaging. It does vary in strength though.

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I'd use 3m. It's pretty good stuff. It's not something you'd use if the piece you're trying to attach is weight bearing or anything though. But window visors and emblems and all that sort of stuff usually use 3m and they can stay on for years or forever
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although 3M isn't very strong or long lasting, it's definitely the least damaging. It does vary in strength though.
if it doesn't last long then you're not using it right...

(that's what she said)

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if it doesn't last long then you're not using it right...

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I think he means in comparison to other metjods. 3m won't hold something as long as bolting it on to the car, but it will hold it for a long time, and does not damage. With some good gone and a cloth you can take 3m off and couldn't tell it was there
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