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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Tue, Oct-30-2018, 05:06:34 PM   #1
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Default Regluing Door Card Inserts

What epoxy or glue is everyone using to reglue the center inserts on their door cards. This is more applicable to pre-airbag cards since the latter was riveted
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The only thing that held up in my old 318is, was Barge's All Purpose Contact Cement.

3M stuff either dripped, due to the high temperatures in a California car with black interior, or failed after a couple years. Barge lasted the last 5 years of the car's life. This was in a car, which was never garaged, and lived its entire life in SoCal.

Most epoxies are too hard, so they ultimately fail from the doors expanding and contracting.
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Old Tue, Oct-30-2018, 06:30:11 PM   #3
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I've used 3M 08008 with great success. I glued my door panel pockets and mounting frame to the panel and it hasn't failed on me for the past 3 years. I live in Northern California where we have summers over 100 degrees, and so far it hasn't separated. I've also removed my panels multiple times for stereo upgrades or window regulator/motor, and nothing has failed.



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The only thing that held up in my old 318is, was Barge's All Purpose Contact Cement.

3M stuff either dripped, due to the high temperatures in a California car with black interior, or failed after a couple years. Barge lasted the last 5 years of the car's life. This was in a car, which was never garaged, and lived its entire life in SoCal.

Most epoxies are too hard, so they ultimately fail from the doors expanding and contracting.
how long ago was this? I looked into Barge but the version they sell in CA is crap because its the low VOC version
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Goop Marine is another option...handles high temperature very well.
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how long ago was this? I looked into Barge but the version they sell in CA is crap because its the low VOC version
2010 or so. It was not the low VOC version, I remember having to go through ebay, due to that issue.
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I'd try VHB tape. I've used heavy duty 3m epoxy, but it doesn't hold up well to subsequent removals. It's too brittle. VHB tape is my next step as it allows some stretch.



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Okay how about the plastic door pockets? What are you guys doing for those?
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Okay how about the plastic door pockets? What are you guys doing for those?
I used Barge (non-low VOC) for that too. Was a little tough, because you have to get the alignment perfect as soon as you touch the pocket to the door. There's really no forgiveness for adjusting with contact cement.
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I've tried everything....3M window weld has been the best so far....
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