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    X Type Front Valance

    I hope somebody can help me out with this - because I cant find what I need anywhere online.

    In August I got the x-type sport and it had the front valance/lip as stock I believe and it had a little crack in it which didn't bother me I was going to patch it up and repaint. But shortly after the glue strip completely came away and the two metal brackets came away from the valance and now it is fully off. The two brackets still in the car.

    I would like to get a new one and paint it, or repair the old one - but I cannot fathom how to put it back on. I assume the brackets were part of the valance originally but they are now attached to the car and fully separated form the valance.

    Is there any way I can re attach the valance? could I tiger seal the brackets back to the valance and tiger seal the rest on? this must have happened to someone else?

    Thanks

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    Are you talking about the front lower spoiler ?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/JAGUAR-X-...-/252972747948
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    Yes that's the bit, I asked another ebay seller selling the same thing for pictures of the other side to see how it attaches but they advised they only had the pictures on site, so I'm still none the wiser

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    My previous X type was an XS model with the factory XS bodykit. An unfortunate altercation with a high kerb in a parking bay saw a quick and unintended removal of the skirt and it looked like it was bonded to the car with a similar kind of tacky black sealant similar to that strong black bathroom sealant that you use to fix bath edging seal with. It comes on a roll and you peel off the paper and fix.

    https://www.homebase.co.uk/homelux-b...ive-2m_p216757

    Im not saying that it IS that stuff but certainly remarkably like it. That stuff went all around the skirt where it met the bodywork and there was remains of a clear 'bonding glue' on the face of the 2 metal brackets that would have met with the skirt.

    I cant be anymore precise but essentially the skirt is just 'glued' on.
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    i'd just use some 3M VHB 5952 tape, and a couple of self tappers
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    I'm very surprised it is just glued on - even though that appeared to be the case as it slowly came away from the car. But at least it should be easy to put on, although I will have to buy another and prime and paint it first because there's no way the old one will go back on the way it is.

    That3M VHB 5952 tape looks good too, I will use that

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    I actually had to remove mine and repair it after a motorway incident, using a fibreglass kit, around the bracket area on one side.
    It's still holding strong. I only repaired mine because the ebay ones weren't available at the time, and new ones from the main stealer were £250.

    I'd buy an ebay one and avoid the hassle of repairing.
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    Yeah, I'm sure I could repair it with enough fibre glass, filler, time and sanding but there are so many broken and cracked bits and Id have to repaint it anyway doesn't make sense to repair - one of the eBay ones has the best offer option as well so might be cheeky and try and get a deal!

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