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Gozzy

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Hi all

I lost a windscreen side trim on my 8th gen 2012 Accord during a motorway journey in high winds (the wind got underneath it and ripped it clean off!). A quick bit of research on the net revealed that this is a known issue, however according to my local dealer, Honda had "fixed" this issue by the time my car was built so they couldn't fix under a recall. Despite my protests that they clearly haven't fixed the issue, the dealer wanted £250 to replace this strip of plastic!

I wrote to Honda hoping for a gesture of goodwill (as the cost to them would be minimal), but their response basically said "your car is now out of warranty, why would we care?". Very dissappointed with their attitude! Doesn't encourage repeat business. They then had the cheek to send me details of offers on new cars, as my pcp was nearing the balloon payment.

Anyway, I've managed to source a replacement from a scrappy, but I'm missing the clips to secure the trim to the a pillar. Does anyone know where I can source some reasonably priced replacement clips? I'm keen to avoid giving any more of my hard earned cash to the Honda dealer! A google search lists hundreds of various clips, none of which look like the ones I actually need.

Any help most appreciated!
 

apintofmild

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One of mine was prone to coming off, in spite of supposedly having the correct clips fitted. I just glued it on -it's not budged since.




The rubber glove kept the duct tape off the paintwork, whilst the white foam block kept pressure on the trim whilst the adhesive went off. I wasn't worried about any tape residue on the glass -that's easy to remove.

After cleaning all the crud that had accumulated under there with an old toothbrush and dried it off, I used a small blob of polymer sealant at each of the clip points ( https://www.screwfix.com/p/evo-stik-sticks-like-sh-t-sealant-clear-290ml/87228 ). I didn't go mad in case I ever need to remove it in the future.
 
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