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    arch spats help

    I recently bought a set of arch spats on the site made from i believe grp? These were to be fitted to my mark 4 astravan. The trouble i am having is that i can hold them onto the rear arch and get a reasonable fit but as i need to press the bottom of the spat into place to look right against the side skirt i don't know what quick setting bond to use to hold them. I believe it would be possible to glue them on as trimming them will not help the bottom problem as i need to slightly bend the spat to get it into a good position.
    Can anyone advise me as to a really good quick setting bond to use and can you get small G-clamps to hold them while they dry?

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    araldite/loctite generally good quick setting adhesives but have to be all weather
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    loads of small g clamp sets on ebay - http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_t...w=mini+g+clamp

    and for adhesive, try tigerseal. just don't get it everywhere. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/PU-SEALANT---T...f16bd1fff5e42c
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    thanks guys just wondering if those g-clamps are going to be big enough now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkbsaxon View Post
    thanks guys just wondering if those g-clamps are going to be big enough now!
    Ignore all the above. Sorry if I offend , Tiger seal is what you need or somethng similar. U can use. G clamps. But I just used strong tape

    tiger seal takes a minmum of over night to set

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    Pearce,
    Thanks for the heads up on that, unfortunately i am using standard side skirts and to get the spat into position properly i need more pressure than i can get from tape to hold the bottom of the spat into position, i'm having to push it in tight to make it look right and cannot get a good fit with trimming the thing. I think your side skirts are wider and so look good without pushing the bottom in hard, maybe my arches are just not great who knows, when i get them in the right position they look good but to hold them there is another story!

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    The factory ones come with trim tape on the leading edge, and you use seam sealer on the rear edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkbsaxon View Post
    Pearce,
    Thanks for the heads up on that, unfortunately i am using standard side skirts and to get the spat into position properly i need more pressure than i can get from tape to hold the bottom of the spat into position, i'm having to push it in tight to make it look right and cannot get a good fit with trimming the thing. I think your side skirts are wider and so look good without pushing the bottom in hard, maybe my arches are just not great who knows, when i get them in the right position they look good but to hold them there is another story!

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    No worries , g clamps and tiger seal then lolol

    dong use anything else , tiger seal is what they use in body shops to attach trim and fit body kits , I know as done my fair share in them in my youth lolol

    ul need to apply it heavy though as it needs to fill the indent in the rear of the spat inside

    You can get. This in paint shops and eBay , halfords , b and q etc
    hope this helps , get a pic up when fitted
    btw wat skirts are u using ?

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    Sorry just read standard skirts lolol

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