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Old 08-15-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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Help! In middle if removing door seal

Hi everyone,

Door seal is off but I'm having a heck of a time getting all this plastic strip off. Most Did not come off with foam. Used goo gone, acetone and plastic scraper. Got lucky a few times and got nice strips off. Very painstaking.

Does absolutely all of that adhesive have to come off before I put in new rubber d seal? Tut tut, looks like rain.

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Old 08-15-2014, 03:30 PM   #2
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Does absolutely all of that adhesive have to come off before I put in new rubber d seal?
I put in the new rubber d seal also. I do not know if the adhesive HAS to come off, but I did spend the time to make sure it did all come off. I wanted to attach to clean fiberglass.

Painstaking is a good term for the removal process. Goo gone didn't do much. I used acetone also (and other things) with a small plastic putty knife and a lot of paper towel and elbow grease. You had to make sure the chemicals were getting at the "sticky stuff" and even then it was still work. It took me several hours to get it all off. Good luck!
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WD40 has a remarkable ability to cut adhesive. Just make sure you clean the residue off afterwards. It's an oil so you have to remove it well if you want something to stick after using it.
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WD40 is good for this, as RogerDat said, clean up with acetone lightly after you are done with it. And, yes, the hollow gasket is going to stick better if all old adhesive is gone. I only replaced the open cell foam stuff at the bottom of the door, and yes, it took a lot of elbow grease. A piece of hardwood with a clean edge is also a good tool, it won't gouge the gel coat or the aluminum piece at the bottom of the door.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:57 PM   #5
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All done and looks fantastic! Holy cow...expletive! What a ton of work! I'm ready for another beer.

Door shuts tight now...tighter than with open cell foam. I did good and did the best a mamma could!

Cheers to all for your emergency help,

Wens


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All done and looks fantastic! Holy cow...expletive! What a ton of work! I'm ready for another beer.
THIS I can relate too. Call it sweat equity and have another beer... a celebration
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:49 PM   #7
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I did... Have several beers! Cheers, Donna. You're the bomb!

Very proud. If the weather stays cloudy, gonna try my meguiars flagship...paste wax version this time. After a nice bath for her of course. I myself don't need a bath after today's work (psyche). I smell like roses!

Now who's full of --/$& now?

Oops, shouldn't probably post in celebratory mode.

Dig ya Donna,
Wendy

PS. That's my moms name so you already rock. Means "pretty lady."


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