Quite a LONG time ago I ordered new "D" profile window weatherstripping and 3M Super Weatherstrip & Gasket Adhesive. Today I finally embarked on the job....
I removed all old residue and cleaned the window frame. Then I retrieved the new D weatherstripping. I removed the tape from the weatherstripping to expose the pre-glued side and applied the 3M Adhesive right on top. Then I applied the 3M Adhesive to the window aluminum frame. Waited a minute for it to get tacky and then stuck the weatherstripping to the frame. Pressed down and waited 45 minutes. Sprayed the stripping with Silicone and set out to reset the window. SURPRISE
The weatherstripping peeled right off. Hummmm. I tried a test piece on a spare piece of aluminum and the same thing happens. The 3M Adhesive will not hold to the weatherstripping. It seems like the glue that was pre-applied is preventing adhesion.
Any ideas? I wonder if there's any chance something has gone *off* with the adhesive (either 3M or the preapplied portion) due to changes in temperatures (from about freezing to 100F). 3M says to store below 120F.
Thanks for any help - Laura