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Old 04-13-2009, 09:48 PM   #1
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Door gasket

How do I remove the old gasket and glue from the door frame?
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:10 PM   #2
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what I am doing

Use a stiff blade to peal the gasket. Then use MEK (plenty of vent and don't get it on your skin) with a small brass brush. Final wipe clean with the MEK.
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Old 04-14-2009, 01:09 AM   #3
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gasket removal

You can cut off as best you can, the gasket from the entrance door, the windows and access doors.

Then simply "burnish" off whats left by using a wire wheel in an electric drill.

No need to use any harsch chemicals.

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I use a brass wire wheel in an angle grinder. MEK is not good stuff to be messing with unless absolutely necessary.

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I also just used a putty knife (stiff) and wire brush. I did try to use some "goo be gone", but that didn't really do anything.
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Good idea...and it worked

Glad I saw this in time too. I stopped with the MEK and used the brass 3" brush on a drill....worked great and did not screw up the aluminum.
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I tried using a 3" wire brush on a drill but it seems to leave mark on the aluminum. I realize it will be behind the new seal but it makes me crazy. This brush is "fine" and is silver. All I could find at HD. I really wanted the ones that look like sandpaper folded. I might do the MEK outside after all.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:36 AM   #8
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What is the best adhesive to use to apply the new gasket?
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I found that "De-Solv-It" actually works well if you use a brass brush & scraper with multiple applications. It seems like it is not going to work at first but with a few applications the old adhesive starts to come off. It’s safe to use.
http://www.orange-sol.com/household/index.html
It won’t be as fast as the wire brush & drill.
I was very impressed with the 3M Super Weatherstrip adhesive that Andy recommends & sells.
http://www.inlandrv.com/catalog/images/51991.JPG
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What is the best adhesive to use to apply the new gasket?
Hi Sjean, I've used this 3M weatherstrip adhesive with great success.
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What is the best adhesive to use to apply the new gasket?
3M8008, which is the black automotive adhesive.

It's far superior for gaskets that are exposed to weather, than the yellow stuff.

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You might try one of these products. They will not damage the surfaces
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You might try one of these products. They will not damage the surfaces
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Thanks Kip! Just what I wanted.
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Hi Sjean, I've used this 3M weatherstrip adhesive with great success.
Hmmm. I just ordered new weatherstripping and was told that it's peel & stick.

Whaddup wid dat?
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