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Old 06-24-2003, 10:39 AM
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New Door Weather Stripping Installed

I installed new door rubber on my truck this morning ... I used 3M Weather Strip Cement and it said to put a thin coat on both surfaces and let it dry, so I did that, but when I put them together they didn't stick at all! I mean not at all! So I applied another thin coat to the door and then applied the rubber and it took beautifully.

Anyway, now that I have to SLAM my doors to close them, I was wondering how long it takes for the rubber to settle down where I can close the doors "normally" again.

Anyone? I remember you guys saying this happens for a while ... how long?

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Old 06-24-2003, 11:16 AM
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It'll take a week or two but it will settle down pretty quickly.
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Old 06-24-2003, 11:42 AM
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Alan,I got the same problem on my passenger door on my pickup,roll down window abit closes ok then
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Old 06-24-2003, 11:51 AM
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a month or three. now i have places that i need to expand them back out alittle. i am going to try to glue, with black 3M glue, plastic upholstry piping material in the groove to spead them out. it's aggrevating. no weatherstripping and the doors click shut. like a rolls royce, then new w.s. and you have to slam the crap out of them. oh well
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Old 06-24-2003, 12:25 PM
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Thanks, all.

Well, before, the weather stripping was undersized and the doors NEEDED a little more padding, so I think once the rubber settles in it'll be great. What I DO like now, is when I press my door handle button, the door pops open easier!


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Old 06-24-2003, 09:13 PM
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Alan. I just put my new weather stripping onto my doors on the old 55 and have the same problem. I too used to be able to close my doors with one finger but now have to use a little force to get them shut completely. Oh well,hopefully there will be no wind noise from them.
By the way I have about half of my EZ wire kit installed and thanks to your encouragement I feel confident doing the job. So far all has gone well and everything I have tested works fine including the charging system. Lotsa luck!
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Old 06-25-2003, 03:39 AM
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Coleman396 : Glad to hear you're doing the EZ-Wire kit, bro'! Wait'll you start her up and drive! All them clean, fresh electrical connections make a big difference!

Wind noise! And not only that, but when the sun was bright and to my left, I could see light through the top edge of my door! And on a windy day, sometimes I'd get a breeze on the side of my head! Now, she'a all sealed up, tight as a drum.


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Old 06-28-2003, 07:15 AM
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Horvath, your moving along, whats next?:surprised
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Hey, Dutchman

I just put a new Chevy AM/FM cassette player in, and yesterday I built speaker boxes and installed Sony Xplode speakers in the truck (pics and diary, as usual, are posted at my site-link, below) ... I also ordered (via the web) my two all-time favorite albums -- Bob Dylan's Blonde On Blonde (his BEST work, ever!) and Buffalo Springfield -- so I'll be cruisin' with sounds that mean as much to me as this truck does.


Then, it's on to the interior ... seats, then carpeting ... I'm gonna do some serious original designs with all the panels -- cream/tan main vinyl and burgundy/wine accent vinyl -- and see if I can't push myself into a side-line, doing interiors.

How about you? What are you chasin' this summer? Girls! No, no ... I mean with your ride!

Alan
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