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Hmmm side skirts 156 veloce

can anyone tell me what they fix them on with both of mine are coming away from just below the front doors to the wheel arch ive seen others on the road with the same problem is there anything on the market to solve this .
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3M double sided adhesive tape. It's not cheap, but it work wonders.

Make sure you clean both surfaces thoroughly before applying the tape.
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Really? That actually sticks permanently?

I have mine done at the dealer for about £10 per side. They used a black sticky 'glue' of some sort which hasn`t budged in 4 years. I guess it may be £20 per side by now
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If you bought a Lusso with factory fitted Veloce skirts, would it be possible to remove them and all traces of the glue?
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Should be no problem, plenty of elbow grease and T-cut should tidy it all up.

Each to their own but why? I always liked the side skirts when I had them on my 156's (make it chunkier and appear to sit lower) and they also stop stone chipping up the side of the car as they stick out a bit, saving the need for mud flaps.
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Sikaflex is good stuff.
Try your local bodyshop.
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If you bought a Lusso with factory fitted Veloce skirts, would it be possible to remove them and all traces of the glue?
If the skirts are like my 156 Sportpack then it's not just tape/glue that holds them on. Mine are peeling off too when the tape has dried out and given way. Through the gaps you can see the clips and pins that locate the skirts. Take off the skirts and your sills looks like hedgehogs with pins fitted to the original sills at the factory. These will all have to be removed and the sills made good.

I've got some double-sided tape from a car paint/body repair shop and some new clips from my dealer. All I'm waiting for now is some decent weather. Which means I'll probably have this on my to-do list until next summer.

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Hey hey thanks for the advice - mine also need refixing properly! The reason is that I took my V6 sp2 for an oil change to a local garage. He lifted it on a 4 post hoist without putting spacers on the hoist pads - as the weight of the car is taken up the sideskirts end up pressing against the hoist legs and bow them out. You have been warned!
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