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  1. spike308

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    simple question:
    what adhesive would you use to re-attach rubber weather stripping on the door that is coming off?
    thanks!
     
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  3. Bob308GTS

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    3M weather strip glue, tube or spray suggest the tube in black
     
  4. rossofiorano355

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    Concur - 3M Weatherstrip Adhisive in the tube
     
  5. Quasimotor

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    The above two answers might be correct, but you should know that 3M has a vast array of adhesives and that each has a specific range of attributes and limitations. For instance, I called 3M to find out what type of glue to use to adhere the foam strips to the bottom of my forward hood panel (308). At first the 3M engineer told me one type, then backtracked to tell me "Oh no, that won't work, it has too low a temperature tolerance" would fall off after glue got 100 degrees F!

    I would suggest going to 3M website and getting the 800 number to find out the best 3M product.

    I cut to the chase and use simple contact cement. It works fine all over my 308.
     
  6. Verell

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    As far as I can tell, 3M super weatherstripping cement is contact cement. ie; If it smells like & quacks like...

    It works very well. Also in a pinch I've used GOOP which also works well. Both hold up for years...
     
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  8. nickm

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    Dont get the glue on your hands though. You'll have to wear it off. :)
     
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    The black 3M that is!
     
  10. yank05

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    What is the best product to clean off old glue without harming the paint underneath?

    Thanks,

    Anthony
     
  11. 308 GTB

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    Anthony,

    I've used "Res-Off" to safely remove residual old, dried balance weight adhesive from my wheels. It's something I just happened to have here in the office which I use to remove adhesive residue from skin after dressings are removed. It contains no naphtha or acetone. It worked beautifully without affecting the painted wheels. It would probably be safe for the paint on the car as well. You can get it at a surgical supply center.

    Barry
     
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  13. yank05

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    Thanks Barry, great tip!
     
  14. jakermc

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    WD-40 also works surprising well and is something you probably have in the house already
     
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  16. Spasso

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    I use Permatex brand BLACK weather adhesive #82 I think. Comes in an orange box. Napa Auto Parts can look it up for you. Basically it's black contact cement.

    For clean up I suggest heavily waxing the areas around where you are going to glue. Using 'Goofoff" or even lighter fluid might work. The lighter fluid trick was told to me by a body man. Works good on road tar too, without messing up the paint.


    DJ
     
  17. Verell

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    Mineral Spirits (which is more or less what lighter fluid is)
    Waterless Hand cleaner (WITHOUT PUMICE)
    Citrus based degreasers & parts cleaners.
    Goo-Gone
    Goof-Off
    Road Tar Remover
    Final Wash pre-sanding cleaner
    WD40
    LPS
    Naptha
    Coleman Fuel
    Enamel Reducer (NOT lacquer thinner)
    Kerosene

    All contain solvents that are pretty good at taking rubberised adhesives such as trim cement & contact cement off. Most will also strip wax, but it does resist them somewhat. Most won't attack common automotive paints if used sparingly not left on for more than a couple of minuites.

    Plan on washing the surface afterwards as there's usually an oily residue left behind.
     
  18. yank05

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    I am going to try my Goo Gone tonight - have to clean up and reattach the carpet pads under the bonnet.

    Thanks!

    Anthony
     

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