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Old 08-09-2007, 11:29 PM
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Dum-Dum?

Hi all,

hoping someone can point me in the right direction. i am in process of finishing my 63 nova, and while transfering all the guts from the old doors, i noticed that i still have the original paper liners that go between the doors and door panels. i carefully removed them without ripping and plan to install them on my newer doors. my question is where can i get that DUM-DUM stuff that sticks the liner to the door? is DUCT SEAL from electrical stores the same thing? i am hoping it comes in a tube or roll or something i can squirt out to make a nice bead as the factory had.

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Check with your local paint store. But it is funny though, I haven't heard that word for a long time. When my dad and I were painting cars 30 some years ago we always had a drawer with Dum-Dum in it. Yesterday I had to go to ACE hardware to get an electrical fitting and right there was a block of Dum-Dum. I don't know if it is the same stuff as years ago, but it sure appeared to be the same. I would think the paint store would carry something similiar to what you need although it will probably come in a tube now.

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Go to a hardware store and ask for Moretite. It comes as thin ''rope caulk".

Those paper liners need to be waterproof to keep water from splashing on the backs of the door panels.
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You can find Dum-Dum at your local Napa store. As said in earlier post it is a package of slender strips which are perfect for applying those paper door covers. If your local Napa has any older experienced salesmen they will immediately know what you are talking about. If they are young people, you might have to explain in detail what Dum-Dum is.
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If they are young people, you might have to explain in detail what Dum-Dum is.
Some of the younger counter parts people, you have to give them a mirror and show them what dum-dum is.






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Dum-Dum

And if NAPA or local hardware store doesnt have it, stop by an RV parts / repair shop. Use it all the time.
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Old 08-10-2007, 01:26 PM
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thanks all, will give it a shot. i think i can probably get the Moretite or zip-a-way from a local Hardware store. hoping that will do the trick.

No RV stores in the area, so i am hoping hardware or NAPA has it.

thanks again, JD
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Some of the younger counter parts people, you have to give them a mirror and show them what dum-dum is.






Sorry, just couldn't contain myself on that one
Beat me to it
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No RV stores in the area, so i am hoping hardware or NAPA has it.
No RV stores in Hawaii? Imagine that! How long does a road trip take on an island? When do they start the Maui to L.A. tunnel? Good luck with your project.
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:23 PM
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Oahu where i live takes about 4 HRS to go completely around @ 25MPH. 2 lane road, roughly 100 miles. Big Island(Hawaii) takes a little longer, like 6 HRS but more rural and can probably do around 50MPH too. All depends on tourists. they like to drive slow and look at things, they can enjoy me blowing by them in the passing areas with my truck. I only wish they had a tunnel, they just started up a ferry between the islands, but at $52 each way + $43 per person each way, isn't worth it to me. maybe if i were to pick up another project from another island.

As far as the DUM-DUM goes, thanks everyone. i got it from Napa. they had several choices, and i got the 60ft for $12. beats the 15ft for $13.
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