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Old 06-08-2009, 01:17 PM   #15
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Hmmm. I just ordered new weatherstripping and was told that it's peel & stick.

Whaddup wid dat?
The correct entrance door gasket, is indeed peel and stick.

However, it also "unpeels" very easily.

The fix?

Install it with super weatherstrip adhesive.

Who ever told you the peel and stick, missed telling you the rest of the story.

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Old 06-08-2009, 01:46 PM   #16
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Hmmm. I just ordered new weatherstripping and was told that it's peel & stick.

Whaddup wid dat?
It depends on if you are ordering weatherstripping for your door & storage locker & windows, or for your screen door. The screen door doesn't need gasket glue on top of the peel & stick. The rest of the gaskets should be glued.
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:03 PM   #17
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Hmmm. I just ordered new weatherstripping and was told that it's peel & stick.

Whaddup wid dat?

Was it for the screen door? That's peel and stick.

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It will peel and stick just fine. Then slowly at first the gasket will start to slide, lift and loose adhesion. It's a little frustrating at first then you get the good glue and all is good...
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The peel and stick adhesive just won't be as effective in the long term. The 3M gasket adhesive (black tube) does a great job. Apply it to both the gasket and the surface the gasket is to be adhered to, wait until the adhesive is tacky, and then put the gasket in place. Works like a charm!
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Okie-dokie, I get it. Yes, the weatherstrip is for the main entrance door. The PO was not very mechanically minded, and when he had to replace the gasket, he used something waaay too thick, and as a result I can barely close the door. It has to be slammed real hard.

Thanks for all the advice, folks.

So, I looked online at a local hardware chain and found this:


3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive
  • - High coverage
  • - Versatile - securely bonds many lightweight
    materials
  • - Low soak-in for long lasting periods
  • - Fast, aggressive track
  • - Long bonding range
  • - Excellent in a variety of jobs in display and
    furniture
  • - Attaching insulation to sheet metal
  • - Attaching wiring diagrams and labels
  • - Bonding gaskets in water pumps
  • - Bonding thin decorative film, foils and fabrics


That sounds like it's going to do the job, doesn't it?
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OK, so now I see that the spray-on stuff probably won't cut it. I have found a potential local source for 3M 08008 black, (a.k.a. "Super Weatherstrip and Gasket Adhesive"): supposedly NAPA carries it, and there are a couple of them within striking distance.

I should have the weatherstripping here by Wednesday and that's when we take off for the trailer again, hopefully with more stuff in hand to get things moving along again. That door is driving me nutz!
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Okie-dokie, I get it. Yes, the weatherstrip is for the main entrance door. The PO was not very mechanically minded, and when he had to replace the gasket, he used something waaay too thick, and as a result I can barely close the door. It has to be slammed real hard.

Thanks for all the advice, folks.

So, I looked online at a local hardware chain and found this:



3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive
  • - High coverage
  • - Versatile - securely bonds many lightweight
    materials
  • - Low soak-in for long lasting periods
  • - Fast, aggressive track
  • - Long bonding range
  • - Excellent in a variety of jobs in display and
    furniture
  • - Attaching insulation to sheet metal
  • - Attaching wiring diagrams and labels
  • - Bonding gaskets in water pumps
  • - Bonding thin decorative film, foils and fabrics


That sounds like it's going to do the job, doesn't it?
This would probably work, but the over spray will give you fits. With the tube it's direct apply. FYI, Stay away from the yellow colored adhesive. It doesn't hold as well and it stays yellow. NAPA or something similar will probably have the black stuff.
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OK, so now I see that the spray-on stuff probably won't cut it. I have found a potential local source for 3M 08008 black, (a.k.a. "Super Weatherstrip and Gasket Adhesive"): supposedly NAPA carries it, and there are a couple of them within striking distance.

I should have the weatherstripping here by Wednesday and that's when we take off for the trailer again, hopefully with more stuff in hand to get things moving along again. That door is driving me nutz!
Aage.

The 3M8008 super weatherstrip adhesive, is the only one to use.

Hundreds of owners here will tell you that.

Anything else, does not have the same holding strength that is needed.

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Okie-dokie, I get it. Yes, the weatherstrip is for the main entrance door. The PO was not very mechanically minded, and when he had to replace the gasket, he used something waaay too thick, and as a result I can barely close the door. It has to be slammed real hard.

Thanks for all the advice, folks.

So, I looked online at a local hardware chain and found this:



3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive
  • - High coverage
  • - Versatile - securely bonds many lightweight
    materials
  • - Low soak-in for long lasting periods
  • - Fast, aggressive track
  • - Long bonding range
  • - Excellent in a variety of jobs in display and
    furniture
  • - Attaching insulation to sheet metal
  • - Attaching wiring diagrams and labels
  • - Bonding gaskets in water pumps
  • - Bonding thin decorative film, foils and fabrics


That sounds like it's going to do the job, doesn't it?
This spray adhesive is what I used to glue the Ozite in my Airstream. The black weatherstrip glue is the best, by far. I tried the yellow stuff on my main door and it didn't last more than one year.
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One more item to ask your confirmation on

Great! Thanks for confirming what I thought, folks: I did manage to find a tube of 3M 08008 today at NAPA. One down and one to go.

And to my surprise, the gasket material also arrived today, a day earlier than I had expected! However, I would like your opinions on whether or not this is the right stuff for my '74's main door. It looks suspiciously like the stuff that's already on there (and which is too thick).

Please look at the photos and let me know?








If this is the right stuff, I'm going to scrape, tear, and brass wire wheel off the old one, then glue this one on, putting the glue over the area under the pull-off strip of red, which is hiding the sticky part, right?


Thanks in advance for your advice,

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That is the correct gasket.

Peel the red film off.

Apply 3M8008 (ONLY) to the white part of that gasket and the to the backside of the outer sheetmetal of the entrance door.

The gasket must also butt up against the entrance door frame.

If you use the wrong adhesive, the gasket will come off.

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Old thread here, but fitting................we ordered new gasket for our '56 Bubble. New came with self-stick tape on, the old was riveted on, just want to make certain we have the correct gasket (from VTS). Did they change the way the style for the door-in-a-door?

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Use the one they sent. Use it on the inner door too. Be sure to s
use the 3M black trim adhesive too. Then use a "U" shaped, clip on, edge trim...available a various venders, on the door body edges around the door opening. No leaks and looks great.
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