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Old 07-15-2016, 08:30 PM   #15
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What on you put it, two-sided tape or epoxy?
It came with double-sided automotive tape. With the proper surface prep (scuff the track slightly with sandpaper to roughen it, then use an alcohol prep pad to get it really clean) AND if you wait a few minutes before rolling the door over it, it should stick perfectly. Neither thunderstorms nor direct sunlight nor continued use have managed to dislodge it.

The doorstop I installed was black anodized because the track on my Interstate was black.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:25 PM   #16
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I also put it on the enclosed tape at first, but I did not like how it moves for a little bit once heavy door comes over stopper.

What I've done is: I scratched with a knife a needed rectangular portion on the rail until the black layer is gone and a naked metal comes. Then, using the Dremel rotary tool, I scratched the inner surface of my black stopper until it's anodized layer is removed to a naked metal. Cleaned with acetone, glued together both prepared surfaces with JB-weld epoxy.
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Old 07-15-2016, 09:36 PM   #17
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One thing for sure, it'll be tough to remove.
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Old 07-16-2016, 12:12 AM   #18
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I remember how I did remove some items, that I previously glued on JB-weld epoxy, from flat surfaces: put a chiesel to the sim and made one sharp kick of a hammer - and it goes out as a Shattle )))
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Update. As of today it works like a charm !
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My mistake.
I thought that you misunderstood too. But even so, your reply about putting multiple stops was on my mind. So, I am glad you were mistaken, coz you answered my un-asked question. Even your mistake helps someone 👍😉
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This is such a great mod. No more needing to fully open the door. Funny that they add a note letting you know that they did not forget to send it, lol... it is wrap around an ice cream stick, it is that small...

I fixed it in place with some JB Weld.

Only issue for my daughter is that it works too well... She can't close the door with one pull... must push a little to rock the door and and get it off the ramp. I guess that I could grind the edge just a little bit to make it easier to get off and roll... nah







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When i ordered mine 2.5 years ago I missed seeing the door stop behind the popsicle stick. The seller told me he was going to start adding a note, glad to hear he followed thru.
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If only MB would allow the power door option that's available in Europe. Maybe when they start building the Sprinters here they'll allow it.
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Oh yes for sure the automatic door would be one of the greatest upgrades here, because to close it when the engine is running and AC is on - sometimes annoying. Need to slam the door few times to properly close it. And this task is certainly not for women.
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Especially if you're headed uphill. Found that it helps if a window is open slightly.
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Especially if you're headed uphill. Found that it helps if a window is open slightly.
I notice that the window on the door is momentarily pushed open about an inch when the door is slammed shut. Apparently, enough elasticity in the mechanism to allow that much motion.

I'm not where I can look, but the other opening windows may also react to slamming the door.
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Especially if you're headed uphill. Found that it helps if a window is open slightly.
Yes thatís right.
But you canít open and close the window every time you use side door.
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I notice that the window on the door is momentarily pushed open about an inch when the door is slammed shut. Apparently, enough elasticity in the mechanism to allow that much motion.

I'm not where I can look, but the other opening windows may also react to slamming the door.
Absolutely!
And you canít prevent it from this momentarily push open. Unless you permanently glue it with a liquid nail ))).
PS: another Airstream flaw suggested to be upgraded: just donít install an open-close window on the side door.
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