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Old 06-20-2019, 12:45 PM
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I am installing universal window channel in my 1939 Chev 2-door sedan. What kind of adhesive can I use in some places where it is impossible to install any small screws? THANKS!!!

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I use 3M

I recommend that you make a test run to learn how to use it. It works very well. However there is a dance that must be followed.

On the backside of the channel, run a small bead, about the width of penile lead. Spread or flatten it out, as if it were painted on.

Do the same in the channel frame, let both pieces dry 15min or so.

Go back to the channel or felt, run a small wet bead, no need to spread it and install into the channel frame. Press into place it will stay put. Using a paint stick run in the glass grove. Will set the channel against the frame.

Note that just gooping it on it will not set. I redid the felts & channels this winter.

I used the 3M several years ago. Mistakenly thought it would set just running a bead and placing the channel into the frame. Removing prepping to replace I found it lacked adhesion, pulled right out. Was fine made the removal easy

A little goes a long way here, do yourself a favor, try it out first. Learn how it works, not hard. No tricks, but must be applied correctly to really work.

I also keep a nail handy to plug the end of the tube after each usage, it will ooze. Lacquer Thinner works well for clean up

Take your time no need to rush, a fine product in my book.

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I found using clear silicone and clamped in place over night works.
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