Auto body repair & detailing/drivers side wing

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QUESTION: I have recently bought a drivers side wing off someone and they have told me that this is 'not a bolt on' item...what does this mean? Will it still be able to be fitted onto my car. If it helps I own a 2002 seat leon.
Thank you so much for your help

ANSWER: Hi Lesley,

This means that the glass will not attach by using nuts, bolts, or fasteners. Most likely it will be glued in with a urethane glass installation adhesive. Similar to the following links:

http://www.repaintsupply.com/pd-dow-u-418-betaseal-windshield-urethane-adhesive.

or

http://www.repaintsupply.com/pd_08609.cfm


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QUESTION: but this item isnt connected to any glass as it is just the wing above the wheel

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Hi Lesley,

Sorry, I misunderstood your original application. I think what you actually will need is a double sided tape (also called 2 sided tape). This tape is used for attaching moldings and accessories on vehicles. I would recommend that you only use the 3M professional grade attachment tape since it has been proven to be the best on the market. Many manufacturers use it in manufacturing their products. Double sided tape is used to attach all types of accessories to a paint surface or to plastic surfaces.

Here are some links for some different sizes of 3M double sided tape:

7/8" wide 20 yards, long: http://www.repaintsupply.com/3m-06383-7-8-automotive-attachment-tape-p487.html

1/2" wide 20 yards, long: http://www.repaintsupply.com/3m-06382-1-2-automotive-acrylic-plus-attachment-tap

1/2" wide 5 yards, long: http://www.repaintsupply.com/3m-06384-1-2-automotive-attachment-tape-p488.html

Approx 1/4" wide, 5 yards long: http://www.repaintsupply.com/3m-06385-1-4-automotive-attachment-tape-p489.html

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