I am replacing all the rubber seals on the doors of my 1965 3 litre coupe. The rubber strips meet at the corners of the window (4 separate strips of rubber)-is there a good way to join these strips for a tight seam? Thanks, Ken
There are many glues on the market including good old superglue. I have had my door seals done but the doors need a good slam as the rubbers need to bed in. I have not recieved the passenger and drivers door seal that that runs along the top of the stainless steel door frame but they are on the way. Maybe these are seperate to allow for some expansion I don't know whether they actually need sealing as I have never read that anyone needs to seal them at these points. It would be interesting to hear other views.
I used Evostick contact adhesive on my 3 litre saloon. I cannot comment on detail with the coupe, but although the doors were tight to start with they have eased off well. The seals were sourced from JRW and the car is certainly quieter at speed.
I had wanted to use Dunlop thixofix which is a contact adhesive which allows some initial adjustment but was unsuccessful finding it. If anyone knows of a retailer who stocks it please let me know - I have a woollen headlining to fit around the rear window opening of an Austin A35 which needs glueing before the window rubbers are put back on and I haven't got the bottle to use Evostick which grabs too quickly. I want to get a good even finish around the window.
On the first door I used some silicone sealant where the separate rubber strips meet at the wondow corners. This did not produce as nice a result as I would have liked. The Dunlop Thixofix adhesive seems to be a much better product for this, but so far I have only found it on websites in the UK. Is there a source in the USA to get this?