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Old 06-14-2018, 06:56 AM
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I know this is old news for a lot of members but for the few newbies like me here are pics of a new patch made from a scrap piece of sheet plastic I already had.
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Good idea! That should last longer, and some might now need to revisit the dreaded butyl patch , time may have taken its toll !
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Nice.
So, what did you use to seal it ?
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:07 AM
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Nice.
So, what did you use to seal it ?
​​​​​​​Thanks. I havent sealed it yet im still cleaning up in there but I plan on using weatherstrip adhesive.
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Perhaps 3m double sided body side molding tape as a back up!


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Perhaps 3m double sided body side molding tape as a back up!


Good idea!
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The plastic won’t allow the weather strip adhesive to grip and hold by itself.
The tape will, a tip wipe the plastic with an alcohol wipe to clean it before you stick that tape to it.
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The tape will not fill the gaps between the plastic and the sheet metal. It has to be a continuous line of flexible sealant out of a tube.
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100% Silicone tube in chalking gun.
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x2 there sleeper. I'd even roughen up the plastic a little to give the silicone something to bite into.
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