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Old 09-02-2012, 10:07 AM
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Thanks for the compliment Chunkem.

Just a quick update to the trim adhesive issue. I contacted my Leer dealer about the adhesive releasing when hot. He requested that I look to see if the 3M tape is releasing from the Leer trim, or the Ram trim (the Leer trim installs right on top of the Ram spoiler trim.) It was the tape to Ram trim that was failing.

With that, he said it's an intallation issue. The installer is supposed to use a "3M promoter pack", which apparently is a secret sauce that preps the OEM plastic for good adhesion. He speculated that his guy probably neglected to use the promoter, or did not dry the tailgate well enough prior to using the promoter. Since its a long haul for me to get to the dealer, we agreed that he would send me a new trim piece, 3M tape, and a few promoter packs.

Just thought I'd share that little bit of intel in case others with a Leer cap run into the same issue. I imagine this would apply to the 100XQ and 100XL on any 4th Gen Ram as well.
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