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    Door Weatherstrip: Glue in?

    DSCN1641.JPGDSCN1641.JPGThe exterior of my 57 Bel 4 door sedan is finished. When builder attached door weatherstrip, he did not glue it in, simply pushed pins in. After polishing, I took the car through the wash, and doors leaked. Could this be because weatherstrips were not glued, or should I adjust latch so doors close tight. I'm thinking I could pop the strips of using door clip removal tool and used adhesive. Any help? Have attached pic of the final product.
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    You need to use adhesive. Use the black 3M super weatherstrip adhesive.

    Also be sure to install the J-seals (they go on the A pillar door jamb just below the windshield). Gel type super glue is the best adhesive for them.

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    Thanks Rick

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    I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote about the J seals. They go in the area I described but on the door shell, not the door jamb.

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    I was curious about your suggestion to use gel super glue for the J strips (I read right over your 'door jamb' comment... ..

    I've always used 3M weatherstrip adhesive to apply the J strip also. What is the advantage of the super glue??

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    The super glue gel is stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_L View Post
    The super glue gel is stronger.
    Thanks Rick. I'll give that a shot on my current Nomad. I've seen the J-strips loose and hanging on cars many times; maybe because the door to jamb was too tight? or maybe because they weren't installed adequately, and it's difficult to install them on assembled cars. My doors are installed and I've yet to do the weatherstrips, but I will do so before I re-install the fenders which should make it a bit easier.

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