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Old December 12th, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Think'n about putting chequer plate on the "D" but drilling holes into un-scathed panels makes my skin crawl . Has anybody used a less permanent solution? Possibly using and adhesive or silicon?
I don't want to do anything to my "D" that can't be undone...

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Old December 12th, 2010, 05:21 PM
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ORover and a few others have used silicone adhesive instead of screws or rivets
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:14 PM
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drill baby, drill...
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Old December 12th, 2010, 07:29 PM
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Just drill it! I just installed mine on my freshly painted rear tub. Did not hesitate.

Once you drill the first one you are committed an the others are easy.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 10:16 PM
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Drill. You can use rivet inserts if you would want them more easily removable.
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Drill.
My hood chequer plate is on with rivnuts but it created a 'gap' btwn the chequer and the hood. The wingtop chequer is bolted straight in and fits tight. With engine heat, ambient heat, cold, snow, ice, I wouldn't chance silicon to hold the plate on my truck. Are you really ever going to take it off???
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Drill.
My hood chequer plate is on with rivnuts but it created a 'gap' btwn the chequer and the hood. The wingtop chequer is bolted straight in and fits tight. With engine heat, ambient heat, cold, snow, ice, I wouldn't chance silicon to hold the plate on my truck. Are you really ever going to take it off???
Will I ever take it off?...well odds are no...BUT I would hate to one day wakeup and regret drilling holes into it...I guess I just need to muster the stones and do it...

What thickness is the genuine LR 5-bar plate? RN sells 3mm thick Mammouth 5-bar.

Here is a photoshop of what mine would look like with anodized aluminum 5-bar...
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Old December 14th, 2010, 11:23 PM
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Will I ever take it off?...well odds are no...BUT I would hate to one day wakeup and regret drilling holes into it...I guess I just need to muster the stones and do it...

What thickness is the genuine LR 5-bar plate? RN sells 3mm thick Mammouth 5-bar.

Here is a photoshop of what mine would look like with anodized aluminum 5-bar...
Once it has been on there a while, its going to mess the paint up. If you wanted to remove it, you would need to repaint. Its easy to fill holes then.
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Your truck looks too clean to ruin the panels with some decorations that require drilling. I'd leave the truck as is if I were you...but to each his own. Drilling can't be undone and you can only have original paint once.

Also, I believe silicone based adhesives will ruin automotive paint. I think urethane based is what you need to use. Double sided tape may even be better. That's what they usually use to adhere side mouldings to vehicles.
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There is some 3M adhesive sheet stuff that is used for carbon fibre panels. It's supposed to be very strong. However i don<t know where you can find it... because I would buy some !
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Your truck looks too clean to ruin the panels with some decorations that require drilling. I'd leave the truck as is if I were you...but to each his own. Drilling can't be undone and you can only have original paint once.

Also, I believe silicone based adhesives will ruin automotive paint. I think urethane based is what you need to use. Double sided tape may even be better. That's what they usually use to adhere side mouldings to vehicles.

Sure drilling can be undone.
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Old December 15th, 2010, 08:01 PM
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Sure drilling can be undone.
not without some body filler...which then means you have to repaint but I'm guessing once these things are on you've committed and aren't going to remove them anyway.
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puddle wielding?

I can weld.
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