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    Re-Fastening Trim

    What does everyone here use to re-fasten trim pieces? I had to re-work some of the work our dealer did on the HDMI cables (I'm not overly impressed having seen the behind-the-scenes stuff), and also found that he didn't fasten all of the trim pieces in place that he took out.

    It looks like the dealer uses a fine-gauge (20-23?) 3/16" crown 5/8" length staple. Is there anything better to use? I have to do one long piece and several short pieces.
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    Gorilla glue - works great

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    I thought about that, but where this trim is there is a possibility it might need to be removed in the future. In general, fasteners are easier to remove than glue.
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    You are so right. I did not have a better solution. Hope I never have to take it apart. Just use a little bit - you only need a few drops. The nails they use are useless. If you do damage when you take it apart reglue in the same place when you put it back. Or put glue on the nails. That didn't work for me.
    That is how I do it.





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    I have used an electric nailer/stapler (from Home Depot) that shoots up to 1" wire brads.
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    What gauge of brads did you use?

    I looked around yesterday to see if I could find something that would shoot a staple of the size I described, and as I thought, it seems to be more of a "specialized" type that is only available from specialized dealers. I found a Bosch at Lowe's that shoots 7/32 staples, but they were all 18 gauge which is going to make a bigger hole.
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    The brad nailer is an Arrow ET-200, shoots 18ga brads (ET-100BN) 5/8 to 1-1/4", easy to fill the small holes with a filler pencil/stick.
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    In my research today that seems to be the standard, so I'm looking at going that route. Thank you!

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    Trim attachment is not the best from GD. We have had some pieces fall off and were surprised how they stayed on at all when we saw the brads. We cut 1/4 inch strips of outdoor mounting foam tape, black on wood look trip- it is quiet sufficient- and that is coming from 100 degree + Texas. We do have a brad gun and may add some brads if we have any issues. One placement was above the recliners, and it has held great. Grand Design, listen up- put some longer brads in.

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    The best solution I've found for this issue is paneling nails. They have ridges on the nails which keep them from backing out. Here's a link to the nails from Lowes. install with a finish hammer.

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_336933-1278-...d=3295412&pl=1

    Jim

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