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Elan +2 chrome sill strip

PostPost by: Dieschelan » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:31 am


Can someone explain me the mounting of the chrome strips. There are 2 options in the position of the clips. And I don?t know how to mount the strip.


sill1.jpg and
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:57 am

That?s one of my next jobs, my understanding is that the second picture is the right way. You hook the top of the strip over the spikes at the top then click the strip over the bottom to secure it in place. Having said that, I?ve opted for the plastic clips rather than the metal version as I found that my original metal ones and their securing screws had corroded, hence my choice of plastic
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PostPost by: davidc » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:53 pm

they can take some persuading to clip in too so be careful not to go too heavy and dint the trim.

also try to have help doing it to hold the trim. I so nearly ended up scratching my brand new paint wrestling with the trim to clip it in but luckily it was minor and polished out :oops:
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:02 pm

Hi Diego,

Yes its the 2nd photo.
Also the strip shape fits a particular way; see photo below; hanging it on the ears and a hard hand push on the bottom of the strip.

Also its important to ensure that all the fixings are in a straight line, this makes the fitting of the strip easier, because if one is out of line its makes fitting very difficult.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:58 pm

You need the rubber bungs for the ends of the strip to :wink:
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