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Side Skirt Scew Advice??? #1628154
22/12/2018 21:15
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Hi folks,

I bought a pair of Auto DS skirts a fair while ago. I want to get them fitted after Christmas, job permitting. The only thing I’m wondering about is attaching the skirts. I know you have to use the likes of Tiger Seal or Sikaflex, but as far as I’m aware you are supposed to use 2 screws each end of each skirt.

What type of screws & where do people recommend I get them from?

If you’ve fitted after market skirts & have any experience, I’d be really grateful if you could guide me.

Thanks in advance


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Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: Mark_D] #1628155
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I would have thought a self taping stainless steel screw. Maybe squirt a bit of sealer in the hole and around it first to help with the sealing.



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Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: Mark_D] #1628156
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Thanks mate, I was thinking myself, it would need to be stainless to avoid rust & encouraging rust in the wheel arches. I just didn’t know if anyone had been down that road and could recommend where to get them. Not sure if just smallish screws from the likes of B&Q or the likes or whether an automotive specific screw would be needed.

Thanks for your reply magooagainthumb


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Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: Mark_D] #1628160
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I would wand to use a screw with a large head and flat on the heads underside or a screw with a fixed washer.

I thought I saw more than two screws on a LE before.



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Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: magooagain] #1628161
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Yes, I think there should be 2 at each end of each skirt, so 8 in total. I’m just trying to make sure I choose the most suitable screws before boring holes in the arches


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Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: Mark_D] #1628162
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Just use sikaflex, no need for any screws at all. I used some wood at 45 degrees (with weights against it) to hold the skirts in place overnight. The fit is perfect and completely secure.

Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: Mark_D] #1628163
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Thanks Graham, I might just do that now you’ve confirmed they’d be secure enough. - did you have to trim any material off before fitting them. I take it you got the Auto DS ones?


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Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: Mark_D] #1628164
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Yup, AutoDS and they fitted perfectly, the only modification I made was to drill some drain holes on the underside at each end. And I had them re-painted as my coupe had been re-sprayed so many times that it was no longer a good match for the Fiat steel grey.

Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: GrahamL] #1628169
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Mate, you’ve just answered the questions I needed answering. I opened a post a few weeks ago but didn’t really get much response. You’ve just given me exactly what I need to know. I wanted an idea of where the water collects along the skirts as I want to prevent any possible rotting. That way Id know whereabouts to drill a few holes. I will now just proceed without the 8 screws into the arches and hopefully all will be ok.
Steel grey is an awesome colour. I chose that colour for my Punto as I loved it. The coops look really nice steel grey! Thanks again for answering my concernsthumb


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Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: Mark_D] #1628173
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Just make sure you clean and prep properly. The glue is only as good as the surface it's fastened to.

Re: Side Skirt Scew Advice??? [Re: szkom] #1628174
24/12/2018 10:29
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Thanks for that. Yes, I’ve learnt through previous experience to make sure things are prepped well enoughthumb


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