3M Automotive Adhesive Problems

15

Asked by Feb 13, 2009 at 07:38 PM about the Hyundai Sonata

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does 3M tape not work during the winter? I installed a grill via this stuff twice (once a body shop actually did it professionally for me) and it still doesn't full hold.

3 Answers

It does hold it just needs to be done right. First you need to clean both surfaces with wax/grease remover. Then you need to apply an adhesion promoter to the back of the grill along the area to be taped. You can pick this up at any local NAPA or body supply store. DO NOT apply promoter to painted surfaces! Once it's dry, apply tape and install.

15

Yea, i'm pretty sure the body shop didnt do any wax or grease removing...idk, some parts are sticking, and others are not. I'm kinda nervous about pulling it off and then trying to tape it all back again

If its pulling off, I'd say they didn't even wipe off the dirt. The key thing is, it needs to be clean. no dirt, dust, wax whatever. Get the adhesion promoter and follow the instructions. It's easy.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Crankshaft Sensor? 11 answers

    My mechanic wants to charge me $945 to replace the crankshaft sensor in my 2004 Hyundai Sonata. This seems like way to much to me. The part is $55.99 at Autozone, and others have told me it is an ea...

    2004 Hyundai Sonata

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My car won't start after I put gas in it. 29 answers

    My car runs fine normally with no issues stalling or killing the motor. When I need to put gas in my car it will not start. I have to crank the motor until it starts but it will stall immediately un...

    2004 Hyundai Sonata

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Need a repair service alarm system problem ignition 1 answer

    Having problems with my hyundai sinatra 2007 car doesn't want to start. But has power alarm problem

    2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Refueling problems 2 answers

    Refueling problems, when pumping gas into tank the pump stops abroptly fuel spills ut the spout. Take long time to fill tank.

    2009 Hyundai Sonata SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Is it OK to buy a vehicle with a salvaged title if it looks and drives well? 5 answers

    Buying a vehicle with a salvaged title.

    2007 Hyundai Sonata SE

    -

    General

Sonata

Looking for a Used Sonata in your area?

CarGurus has 49,706 nationwide Sonata listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Search Hyundai Sonata Questions

Hyundai Sonata Experts

#1 toDumbToNotKnow
toDumbToNotKnow
Reputation 1,430
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,240
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 990
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
686 Great Deals out of 81,555 listings starting at $1,200
Used Hyundai Elantra
472 Great Deals out of 52,086 listings starting at $1,699
Used Toyota Camry
875 Great Deals out of 91,060 listings starting at $1,300
Used Kia Optima
385 Great Deals out of 29,451 listings starting at $1,700
Used Nissan Altima
763 Great Deals out of 77,503 listings starting at $470
Used Honda Civic
510 Great Deals out of 80,669 listings starting at $558
Used Ford Fusion
982 Great Deals out of 78,007 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Malibu
796 Great Deals out of 88,548 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Corolla
719 Great Deals out of 74,312 listings starting at $1,790
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
242 Great Deals out of 17,495 listings starting at $500
Used Nissan Maxima
274 Great Deals out of 25,885 listings starting at $2,589
Used Hyundai Genesis
65 Great Deals out of 2,433 listings starting at $6,599
Used Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
37 Great Deals out of 3,268 listings starting at $6,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
617 Great Deals out of 29,204 listings starting at $1,300
Used Mazda MAZDA6
106 Great Deals out of 16,854 listings starting at $1,000