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Old 11-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
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Re-glueing rubber seals on doors etc

We have a number of rubber seals around doors, slides etc. Some of these rubber seals have now started to come loose because the adhesive or tape that it was originally fitted with has disintegrated.

The rubber itself is still very much in an OK state, and for that reason I thought that I would try to re-glue the rubber and stick it back on.

I have tried a couple of different glues but without much success - I want something that sticks immediately and that stays flexible. For that reason I now think that I will try some double sided sticky tape, but everything I find is thicker than I really want.

Did any of you re-glue your seals successfully, and if so, what did you use for glue?
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I have used silicone with good success. It has to be held in place until it begins to set.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:28 AM   #3
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I have used silicone with good success. It has to be held in place until it begins to set.
Thanks Cliff

I did consider this but have come to the conclusion that I will not be able to hold the seal in place until it hardens up. I will have to use something that sticks right away.
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How about a "contact cement" available any hardware store and pushing the rubber into place just before the cement sets up. Apply to both pieces and allow to almost set (the glue still is semi liquid not dry and tacky) and then assembling. If you allow it to fully set up like you normally use contact cement you probably won't get the rubber in place. Fully "set" time on contact cement is only a minute or two so use about half that time and then assemble.

In this way by the time you slide the rubber in place it'll be stuck in place, BUT, you'll still be able to slide the rubber into place.
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Try 3M auto "yellow" adhesive glue. It is a contact glue and sets real fast. Just remove the trim/seal/ect clean it up and glue. It will set in about 2-3 min. If you can not get it over there, shoot me a PM and I will send you some.
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X2 on the contact cement. Gorilla has started making on that I have found very good. Follow directions on the bottle. The small bottle comes with a brush inside similar to pvc glue
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Try 3M auto "yellow" adhesive glue. It is a contact glue and sets real fast. Just remove the trim/seal/ect clean it up and glue. It will set in about 2-3 min. If you can not get it over there, shoot me a PM and I will send you some.
That is an extremely generous offer . Great prof that IRV2 members are the best.

I am just outside Phoenix at present so I will try to find some at the local autopart stores.

Based on your advise I have come across this 3M product.
This looks like exactly what I need and 3M's page shows that 2 local autopart chains carry their product.
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Yes it's called super weatherstrip adhesive.
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It's "3M Super Weatherstrip and Gasket Adhesive", part # 08002. I got a 2 fluid ounce tube at my local NAPA store.
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