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Unfortunately they need to be replaced.

When they first started coming unstuck I didn't get straight on to it and fix them, too many more pressing jobs on the to do list around the home.

One of them curled up so far that when the door was opened it caught of the front edge of the door pillar and it broke another has cracked and is about to lose the first inch.

My fault for not getting on with it earlier.

On the plus side the strips are brand new, genuine Toyota and found thier way to me at no cost. Just need to take the old ones off and get the new ones on.

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If I were you I'd forget the adhesive strips that came with them and use tiger seal.

I stuck a massive wing on the back of a friends car with tiger seal, taped it in place for a few hours to dry. I can now hang off it and it won't move. Good for 15 years too
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Tiger Seal is really good stuff (I've used it & recommended it a lot).

Only thing is, it can be a bit messy, so keep a cloth with thinners nearby when applying it.

I'd be inclined to use the adhesive tape in conjunction with a spot of Tiger Seal, but given that the originals have already lasted 11 years - will it be worth the bother to make the new set last much longer than this?


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I guess the original strips would dry instantly too, the only problem with tigerseal (apart from it's messyness) is it takes 24 hours to set.

I glued a brick to the roof of my workshop with just a 3mm bead of tigerseal down the middle, it's still there lol, I know one day it'll fall off and I'll be knocked out
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Tiger-seal may be wonderful stuff but in my opinion it would be overkill using it to secure a rubbing strip. Imagine having to remove it later. You also have to remember most badge and rubbing strip adhesive tape is pressure sensitive and will alos allow some movement between the strip and body panel. This allows for expansion or contraction between the two different materials and also should water get in behind and freeze it won't damage the paint.
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