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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Spinning Little Chromies???

I installed my little chromies this morning and the drivers one is nice and snug but the pasenger side just keeps spinning and will slide up and down if I try to use it to unlock or lock the door. I put on plenty of the red goo that came with them. Im gonna let it set up for awhile but judging on how the drivers side locked in Im thinking the passenger side one is not going to stay put.

Anyone else have this problem?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 08:39 AM
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The instructions say to let the adhesive setup for 24 hours. It is unclear from your post whether you waited that long. I did not touch mine for 24 hours, and have had no issues with loosening.

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-29-2008, 09:06 AM
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Sounds like the threads are stripped on either the Lil chromie or the stem. What elwood is saying makes sense, put the red loctite on and let it set for 24 hrs. It should be fine after that.
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ok. I just noticed that it was spinning immediatly after I put it on. The drivers side spun till it locked up. Ill give it a day and see what happens

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Did you twist them on when you put them on? They should only stick up about 3/8" when the door is locked.

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I bought metal ones and made them work

Although little chromies sound cute and all...I wanted something different. I ordered some metal knobs with red crystals on top. I easily removed my original knobs from my 2009 Solstice by turning them counter-clockwise with pliers...one broke...no going back. The new knobs were too tall. I cut them to the correct height using a wet saw. The next problem I ran into was the drilled hole was not wide enough. I used my drill and a metal bit to ream out the hole until it was big enough. I then used Gorilla Glue to attach. I did not read the directions until after I put them on...you are supposed to use water with Gorilla Glue. One knob came off easily and I added water and then put it back on. The other had set already so I left it alone figuring moisture in the air will eventually get to it to finish the job. Anyway...I am an idiot and figured this out. I now have two new shiny gem encrusted knobs!
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I hope the crystals aren't bigger than the shaft otherwise you won't be able to get the door panels off down the road. Pics?

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I installed mine with some silicone so that I could still remove them if needed even though mine are pretty much cylinders and allow the door panel to come loose without removal of the door lock knob. No issues so far.
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I installed mine with some silicone so that I could still remove them if needed even though mine are pretty much cylinders and allow the door panel to come loose without removal of the door lock knob. No issues so far.
Dang, CS, total SNAP! I used silicone too - same reasons.

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Dang, CS, total SNAP! I used silicone too - same reasons.
Great minds . . . ha ha ha. In all seriousness, I've been looking into these oil breather tanks versus catch cans, posted a thread here:

Oil Catch Can vs Oil Breather Tank

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OK - replied there.

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