I'm renovating a 1995 Firan Raven and this specific post is about adhesive to replace the gasket on my Dometic fridge.
I've already removed the gasket. Link here.
I've cleaned the remaining surface completely. Link here.
I will wipe with alcohol just before gasket application to ensure it is fully clean.
I purchased four 90" long strips (not a completed gasket) of magnetic gasket as seen here
(I got four strips of the GL-425-1.12) as that will perfectly fit the width of my fridge edge and is the width of my original gasket. I'll need to create the gasket. These four strips are more than enough for my doors.
I will need / looking for opinions on:
- Adhesive to connect the 45 degree corners of the gasket when I cut them and put them together.
- Adhesive to connect the gasket to the door frame.
- Silicone-type sealant for the corners of the gasket as indicated here
on page (2) of the replacement gasket kit installation instructions for the Dometic.
I've been researching for over an hour and I'm feeling confident about Lexel for all three, BUT would love opinions / personal experience / any guidance. I've never done anything like this before. =) LexelŽ - The superior alternative to silicone.
I've seen / researched / considered:
- 3M 4475
as suggested by the gasket seller, however this is banned from being shipped/sold to my state (and many others)
- 3M 1099
; I remember finding a site at one point that a person recommended this for connecting the fridge gaskets at their 45 degree corners, but I can't find the link again. This seems like it might be better to connect the 45 degree corners of the gasket, but wondering if really necessary if I'm using the Lexel.
As always, thank you for your time and input. =)