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The side moldings on my 04 titan are coming off is there some kind of adhesive i could get to stop this it is the strip at the bottom of the door.
 

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I am sure some contact cement would do the trick. I have noticed a few owners have removed the strips anyway when debadging. It's not a bad look. Take a look around in the photo galleries and see if it would work for you. Post up a pic of how and where it's pulling apart when you get a chance.
 

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I thought there were holes in doors for the strips to attach too, along with some adhesive??
 

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there are holes in my door for the side moldings. I have an 08 though, it maybe different on a 04. I saw the holes when I replaced my door speakers.
 

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Adhesive glue is sloppy, can etch the paint surface and probably won't keep the rest of the molding from peeling away in the future.

The door moldings are secured by plastic clips on the back that go through holes stamped in the door skin. I don't think the door moldings could ever completely fall off. However, to have the molding nice and flush against the door again, you will need to replace the factory adhesive tape. The door panel will need to be removed in order to pop out the clips to remove the molding. If the molding is only peeling away from a small section at the bottom, you might be able to fix it with the molding is still attached to the truck.

Get 3M VHB dark gray double adhesive tape. You have to buy it in 100ft rolls or something, but you can sometimes get free sample packs (like I did) from a local jobber that sells 3M products. The store bought/body shop crap they sell doesn't hold for chit. After a few days in 90+ degree sun, the pass side door molding on mine started to peel away from the door using the regular store bought crap.

Use a good wax/grease remover and clean the painted surface where the molding attaches. Get a can of 3M Adhesive Remover and remove the old tape residue from the molding. This might be difficult if the molding is still attached to the truck because the molding has deep grooves for the tape to adhere. A hard piece of flexible rubber like an old Gum eraser and a small piece of folded over (cereal box) cardboard to get inside the grooves works really good.

LIke I said before, the surface where the tape attaches to the molding is not a flat surface, it has grooves in it. It makes cleaning the old tape residue a PITA, but can be done with enough patience. Remember, the surface has to be super clean. 1/4" 3M VHB dark gray double adhesive tape is what I used on mine. It comes in various thicknesess as well.

3M also makes adhesive tape for light duty applications and this is usually what most automotive stores and body shops carry. VHB tape is much better when a strong bond and high heat resistance is needed. You certainly don't want the molding to begin peeling from the truck again on the first hot summer day.lol!
 

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I have to admit I may have gotten this one very wrong. Does the XE come with no molding? I noticed a bunch of trucks that have none and assumed the owners removed it. I am sure if they have a clip system and there are holes in the door for the clips this would be a lot of work. Here is a picture of one I found without the molding. Again, I assumed that the owners were removing the molding strip, but I guess this is what I get for assuming.:stab:
 

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I have to admit I may have gotten this one very wrong. Does the XE come with no molding? I noticed a bunch of trucks that have none and assumed the owners removed it. I am sure if they have a clip system and there are holes in the door for the clips this would be a lot of work. Here is a picture of one I found without the molding. Again, I assumed that the owners were removing the molding strip, but I guess this is what I get for assuming.:stab:
Yeah, the XE's do not come with body-side moldings from the factory nor is it even an option. Of course, they're standard equipment on the SE's and LE's. If you had one of those trucks and wanted to remove the moldings, you'd have to find a way to cover up the holes. I do know that on the king cabs, only the front doors have holes in them. The smaller rear door moldings on the king cab are attached with adhesive tape only, no clips.
 

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my le has no holes in door just adhesive anyone know where i can have a painted door molding piece shipped to me?
 
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