The automotive market has moved towards 3M double sided tape as the preferred method of application for many parts, especially in the styling accessory category.
They require no drilling into automotive painted surfaces, they eliminate the concern for rust development associated with the use of mechanical fasteners. They expand and contract with temperature changes. And they completely eliminate the unsightly appearance of bolt, screw or rivet heads associated with mechanical fasteners.
The bottomline is it's easier to use. The use of 3M tape can eliminate steps in the installation process, often requiring fewer parts and less labor time..
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