Tailgate lower trim mounting

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Foxman276

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I am new to the ST community, having just purchased my first. It is in extraordinary condition for its age and I am enjoying it immensely.

The lower trim piece on my 2004 tailgate (the trim that holds the Ford badge) has separated from the tailgate on the left and right edges. I’d like to remove, clean and inspect to see how I can reseat it across the width of the tailgate, but it isn’t clear to me how it is mounted to the tailgate. Does it attach with clips that are removable with trim tools, bolted on from the inside of the tailgate or attached with some sort of adhesive? Any insight is appreciated!

JF
 

DILLARD000

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Same thing happened on my 2001 ExST TailGate a couple of years ago.
I resecured the plastic tailgate badge panel with 2 BlackHexHead sheet metal screws
neatly placed in predrilled holes with a little vaseline as rust preventor
at the LeftEndCenter & RightEndCenter of that loose panel.
Not "Factory" but unless two SportTracs are closely inspected side by side, the difference is not noticable.
 

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