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Old October 12th, 2008, 04:29 PM
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So I finally got around to doing this. I guess with winter coming I was more motivated. Searched and read all posts for any thoughts or problems that I didn't think of. I decided to go with clear silicone as an adhesive. BAD IDEA!!!!!!!!! it doesn't set nearly fast enough. I thought liquid nails was a bad idea cause I tend to be a little sloppy and wasn't sure how well it would clean up. but the series III gaskets need to be stretched a little to get in the corners and the silicone just doesn't set fast enough. Aside from liquid nails what types of other adhesives could I have used? once the silicone dries and I peel it all off I'll have to use something....but what?
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Old October 12th, 2008, 06:43 PM
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Old October 12th, 2008, 06:56 PM
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what about hot glue?
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Old October 12th, 2008, 07:12 PM
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Lots of clothespins to hold
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Old October 12th, 2008, 10:13 PM
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Lots of clothespins to hold
not a bad idea at all. actually since I run a building materials store perhaps 1" spring clamps... I have immediate access to those....So 3m window weld from the auto body shop and 1" spring clamps from my shop....case of beer and viola I'll have vent flap seals....and a buzz.....nice!
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Old October 13th, 2008, 07:56 PM
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not good. How the f*ck do I get all the silcone off the truck. My whole shit is screwed.... it's everywhere!
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Silicone will rub off.

Use super black weatherstrip adhesive. If you pass out from the sent of it, you have the right one.
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i used regular contact cement (clean both surfaces and apply to both. holding strong for years.
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Gorilla glue. Just remember it expands big time.
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What's wrong with the stuff that comes with the vent seals?
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Old October 14th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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For god sakes, don't use anything that will make the job a bigger PITA next time. I'd say gorilla glue and quickcrete are not good choices. Silly-cone is not the best for most things either.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 04:31 PM
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nothing came with my vent seals just 2 pcs of rubber. these are the series 3 vent seals...not the shit foam ones that come standard. I bought the 3m window weld stuff. when i realized that the silicone wasn't working, I tried to wipe it off. So now, I have a very thin smear of silicone all around the vent itself. rubbing it off is freakin crazy. I'm gonna be there for ever, but my arms will be buff. [img]images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old October 14th, 2008, 04:53 PM
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That's what I bought when I replaced my seals, I thought it came with adhesive. Anyways, the 3M seal adhesive is definitely the way to go.

It's a learning experience...just an annoying one.
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I third or fourth the 3M seal adhesive. You can get it at most reputable auto parts stores. I've used it on several of my Jeeps with no issues. Sticks anything to anything, use clothes pins to hold.
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Old October 14th, 2008, 10:19 PM
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OK one last insanely retarded question on this topic. I read the rite up in the custom mods section. while over at DWEB trolling the defender section, I noticed that someone posted on the topic and was told that the grooved side faces out? is this right?
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Old October 17th, 2008, 07:53 AM
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Definitely a learning experience, but a good one. Just another reminder that having the right materials will make ANY job that much easier. After developing the perfect blend of goo-gone, goof-off, and rubbing alcohol, I removed all of the old silicone. Guess I'm fortunate I didn't die for the blend of solvents. Smells kinda like gasoline if it were made from oranges. 3m super fast window weld is absolutely the shit! Holds tight sets fast and cleans up nicely with rubbing alcohol. Seals are finally installed, and tonight I'll reset the vent flaps! Thanks all!!!
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