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156 SW veloce side skirts peeling off

Anyone know how the side skirts are affixed? Are they bolted or glued on etc?

Mine seem to be peeling off from the middle on both sides- it looks like the garage i bought the car from used something like araldite to stick these areas back down but with the heat and pressure (i think the skirts may be warped) the bond has broken.

I am taking the car back to them tonight as I have only had it for 10 days but it would be useful to know how these things are supposed to be affixed so I can request that they do not bodge the job a second time...
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Re: 156 SW veloce side skirts peeling off

I have had the same problem with my SW. I took it to a body shop on an unrelated matter (some tool had driven into me in supermarket carpark) but also asked the guy what could be done about the sills. He told me thar the skirts are bonded to the sills and to replace them was a v. expensive job. He told me my best bet was to scrape away any glue residues from between the skirt and sill and then fill the joint with a seeming mastic which could then be painted over. Total cost 15.
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Re: 156 SW veloce side skirts peeling off

If they are AR originals they are fixed along the top edge with double-sided tape and behind the skirt, about ten plastic clips which locate onto pins mounted to the actual sill at the factory. There are also three or four screws holding the bottom edge to the sill as well.

After-market kits are probably different in that they lack the pins in the sill to locate on.

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Re: 156 SW veloce side skirts peeling off

I think one of the skirts that is on the car I am getting is doing this as well.
Is it possible to remove, get new clips from alfa and re-bond with suitable double sided sticky stuff?

or ...

Is it an into the body shop thing?

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