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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 6:56 am    Post subject: Door Seal Glue? Contact Cement vs. RTV? Reply with quote

PO looks like he used contact cement on the door seals when they were installed. They came off easy-ish enough when I wanted to respray the doors (and fix the rusty bits on the bottoms.)

Now that I'm ready to reinstall, i cleaned up the old seals with some fine sandpaper and some thinner, and would like to glue them back.

Quick question: Contact cement again? OR RTV Glue? I plan on silicone spraying them once i install them so not to mess up mating surfaces.

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Door Seal Glue? Contact Cement vs. RTV? Reply with quote

3M Weatherstrip adhesive-it comes in black or yellow and you can find it online or at your local parts store.

Here is how to properly apply it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDBojIza-TA
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Door Seal Glue? Contact Cement vs. RTV? Reply with quote

74 Thing wrote:
3M Weatherstrip adhesive-it comes in black or yellow and you can find it online or at your local parts store.

Here is how to properly apply it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDBojIza-TA


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Door Seal Glue? Contact Cement vs. RTV? Reply with quote

Hey, this is fantastic! Great tip with the YouTube video, which in case the link gets broken describes applying a thin bead to both mating surfaces, then using a popsicle stick to smear the surfaces. Less is more. When they start getting tacky (a minute or two) apply another thin bead to the rubber side, smearing it again, then immediately adhere the rubber to the substrate (door, in my case.) Like contact cement. I didn't see this at my Napa, so I'll order it from Amazon.

Appreciate the fast response!
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