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Restoring - General discussions that apply across many different years and models => Processes, Products & Techniques => Topic started by: J_Speegle on November 18, 2011, 09:14:31 PM

Title: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: J_Speegle on November 18, 2011, 09:14:31 PM
An often seen mistake we see on the show field is the use of black weatherstrip adhesive on classic Mustangs and Shelby's

Originally a yellow brush applied product was used. We can see evidence of it on original cars around the door weatherstripping, trunk weatherstripping and even the luggage protector strip on the drivers side wheel tub pinchweld in the trunk.

Not all of them are messy originally, but typically they never "stayed within the lines" all the times on any car. These pictures just illustrate those incidents.

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(http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/gallery/7/6-240717135736-7652829.jpeg)


(http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/gallery/7/6-240717135740-7655367.jpeg)

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Many of us have used a product sold by HERCO as a neoprene rubber contact adhesive

I find it easiest to purchase on EBay under the heading 1 Pint Neoprene Rubber Contact Adhesive

(http://www.concoursmustang.com/forum/gallery/7/6-240717135832-7656934.jpeg)




It comes in a metal can with an application brush inside the can attached to the lid

Many of us have found that if left in the original container with the bush that comes attached to the lid, that the brush rusts and in turn contaminates the glue turning it a medium brown, so we have been removing the brush from the lid when we receive the product

Though the product will darken over time to an off brown it looks bad to apply it in this stat. Recently I found that the container itself contributed to the change of color (with brush removed) so when I received the last bottle I receive immediately transferred all the liquid to a glass jar.

Lastly if not sealed well it will harden in the container so seal it well and purchase only what you need for the job your working on - what has worked the best for me.

As always - hope this helps and saves some of you time and effort
Title: Re: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: caspian65 on November 18, 2011, 10:32:21 PM
Thanks for posting.  A common detail overlooked, yet relatively easy to duplicate (with the proper technique and product.)
Title: Re: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: JKWilson on November 19, 2011, 01:12:32 AM
Not endorsing this seller, I've just kept it in my watch list for a number of months now. Here's what Jeff is referring to for anyone that can't find it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360122241398?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
Title: Re: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: caspian65 on November 19, 2011, 11:15:38 AM
This link should last longer, search of sellers items, keying on neoprene.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/hercoman001/m.html?_nkw=neoprene&_sacat=0&_odkw=neo&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313
Title: Re: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: JKWilson on November 20, 2011, 12:23:12 AM
Fortunately the seller has his listings posted so they "self renew", for lack of a better description. When the ending date comes up, they just repost automatically. You can also just add the seller to your "favorite sellers" list. I've done that with a number of sellers that will occasionally pop up offering something interesting and I check through the list occasionally. You've been added to that list for quit awhile Charles! ;)
Title: Re: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: caspian65 on November 20, 2011, 01:07:39 AM
Hehe, wanna buy some stamps?   ;D
Title: Re: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: ChrisV289 on July 23, 2017, 05:23:31 PM
What's the best way to remove the old glue and left over weatherstripping without damaging the paint?  Trying goo gone but is taking a long time.  The door seals were original as both ends of the driver door had part C4 part numbers in them...
Title: Re: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: caspian65 on July 24, 2017, 11:07:19 AM
Try Ardex 6214 solvent, comes in a black can.
Title: Re: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: jwc66k on July 24, 2017, 01:13:59 PM
What's the best way to remove the old glue and left over weatherstripping without damaging the paint?  Trying goo gone but is taking a long time.  The door seals were original as both ends of the driver door had part C4 part numbers in them...
There are some solvents that you should NOT use: Goof-Off; acetone; other high volatile solvents. I've had some good luck with Krud Kutter, a paint stripper available at Home Depot, on paint problems - but the standard warning applies - try it on a small hidden area first.
Otherwise, "a long time" may be your friend with your current attempt.
Jim
Title: Re: Weatherstrip Adhesive
Post by: caspian65 on July 24, 2017, 02:08:39 PM
There are some solvents that you should NOT use:

+1, the 3M adhesive remover in the spray can is also one that can remove paint/finishes.

The Ardex solvent I recommended is very good and will not cause any issues.