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Old 01-10-2017, 12:48 PM
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I purchased a set of drip rail seals for my 78 from Mike's Monte. I couldn't get them to seal. So I purchased some from Steele Rubber. These are a little wider. I could use some tips on how to install them. I want to start and glue the middle section over the top of window first. How have you been doing yours? All help is appreciated.
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start in the corner, and go both ways..
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Thanks I'll give it a try.
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What JJ said. The rear corner is the only hard point you can't fudge. I put a dab of weather strip adhesive there and worked forward. Hook the inside into the channel and then poke it in from the outside. I also used a little weather strip adhesive at the front corner and ends of the seal. The seal also had a couple plastic buttons to hold down the ends of the seal.
When you're done, you'll see it's different from the old seal so the window will need adjustment.
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I could not remember if the corner was in front or back??

don't stretch the rubber if you don't have to
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if it seems too long, you can lightly bunch it just a little..

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Those are great tips. Thank you.
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x2 check the fit before slamming the door too hard the first time..
maybe roll the window down about a 1/4" the first time, check the gap..

I usually lay the seals out in the sun the day before and let them unwind..
if you have a black bed mat, it works good for a heater..

it probly would work better changing them in the summer,
then let it sit out in the sun for a few days or a week, before adjusting, it will probly settle some more..

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Thanks. I already took the old one out. I was planning to ask about the blue temps. Do you suppose that halogen lights would work to warm them up in the bed of my black Elk.
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o yea it would probly help, if there hard..

just saw the lows for tomorrow
http://www.intellicast.com/National/...wTomorrow.aspx
it was 23* sat morning here, and i'v had the ac on since sunday..

maybe even throw them in the dryer on low for a little while?? maybe??

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Thanks. My phone messed up. I was talking about glue temperature. If I try I'll bring them in the house a to apply the glue. I'm using the 3M black glue.
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I don't what the temps will do to the glue?? it don't say??
http://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-u...2908126&rt=rud

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3M™ Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive
Work Time ... Less Than 4 Minutes ..
brush and spread as needed on each surface, and let it cure for up to 24 hours.
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I couldn't find anything either. Thought I would ask. Thanks again.
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you could do a test on something,
scrap metal or such, just to see if it will set up in the cold, or how long..

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Thanks, I'll give that a try.
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Just for information,. I put the 3M weatherstripping glue on a piece of metal in the garage. The temperature was 13* and it set up well. It won't scrape off with finger nails.
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