Auto Body Side Molding Fix

Reattach loose side molding – before it blows away

Reattach rubber or vinyl side molding on your car before it comes loose. Auto trim on late model cars is notorious for peeling off—here's how to reattach it before it ends up on the highway.

By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine

TIME

One day

COMPLEXITY

Simple

COST

Under $20

Body side molding fix

Maybe you're one of those people driving down the road with your rubber or vinyl side molding flapping in the wind. Well, for less than $20, you can fix this problem once and for all before your expensive molding strip ends up in the back of the highway cleanup crew's truck. At the auto parts store, pick up adhesive remover and molding tape. Then all you'll need is denatured alcohol, a plastic putty knife and clean rags.

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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Rags

You'll also need a plastic putty knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Adhesive remover
  • Double-stick molding tape