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Old 03-19-2005, 01:44 AM   #1
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I have a 93 SSE and because of a bunch of water leaks I am tearing out the interior and "restoring" it. My question is on the door weatherstripping. When I replace it should I use that yellow 3M glue or should I just install it sans glue, like it was. When I removed it I found some silicone type of glue was used around the top edges but that was it.
My concern is that this is a very difficult part to replace and I dont want to have to rip it out because the 3M glue is too strong.

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I have the same problem and have the same concern. I have no clue so here is your BUMP!
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I used some rope caulk to seal the rain gutters (or whatever you call them) instead of the weatherstrip itself. I considered other types of adhesives such as silicone but wanted something that could be removed and/or reapplied if necessary. It has been working very well so far. Here is the thread that explains what I did: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=21410

Since then, I talked to a buddy of mine that owns an auto glass business and grabbed a couple of rolls of 3M butyl rubber. The rope caulk does the job but I'll be applying the butyl after the car is painted. Mostly because it'* black instead of brown. Here'* a link that discusses the butyl rubber:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=28698
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The 3m is good in areas that might pull in ( like the corners on the doors). Doesn't need to be completely around seal. Just spot it. The 3m is the best for adhesion. I screwed up and bought a cheaper brand once. Ended up costing me more.
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Thanks.
So here is what I did... After looking at all the posts regarding Butyl I bought some at the local Pep Boys. Ist a rope form about 1/2" around. I stuck it around the top half of the front door seam and then replaced the weatherstripping. This looks like it will completely seal the weatherstripping and should be removable. While in place it holds the weatherstrip firmly. I only did one door today, but will do the others later this week. When I get a server i will post some pics.
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