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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-07-2019, 08:54 AM
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Mine (66 coupe) are Daniel Carpenter and measure 71.5"
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I am not sure if this had already been suggested, but you might try setting them out in the sun for a couple hours prior to installing. 3 may be too much, but you might be able to gain it...just a thought if all other avenues fail.
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Mine (66 coupe) are Daniel Carpenter and measure 71.5"
Are they now. And that's for a 66, almost exactly my 68 roofrail measurement, so maybe I do have fastback WS. Guess it's time to add WS to the shopping list.

And have to laugh, Knapper, I'm in SC, and it's July, and I know what the inside of my garage feels like, and if they ain't stretched out to their limit yet they ain't never gonna be. Thanks for the suggestion, though, maybe I'll plop them in the sun on the driveway and see what happens.

Still haven't gotten an answer to my original question though - how do I get the WS properly positioned before the WS adhesive locks it down? This is the real problem.....
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Yeah, seen that, Caper50. I like the way they gloss over applying the adhesive - 'Put the new seal in by pushing it into the inside edge of the track and tucking the outside edge into the track. Apply 3M weatherstrip adhesive as you go.' I dunno, I've seen several references to contact cement and the 0 second working time, how once it grabs that's where it stays. But there's not much concern in a post like this. Put the WS in place before the adhesive tacks up? Am I overthinking this?
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I used 3m contact cement and you do have a couple of seconds to reposition the w/s if you need to. I poured some contact cement in an empty small container and used a tiny chip brush from harbor freight to spread the cement onto the w/s part that goes in the stainless retainer. Wes
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5. Starting at the rear and working forward. Put the new seal in by pushing it into the inside edge of the track and tucking the outside edge into the track. Apply 3M weatherstrip adhesive as you go.


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I use 3m adhesive and do a zig zag squirt along the metal channel for 10 to 12 inches. Then run a bead of 3m on the back of the seal and smooth it out with the side of tube tip then install the rubber trim, I put the flange on the thicker side in first then tuck in the thinner edges. Then I use my fingers to work it into place. I never have had trouble repositioning it. It's not as sticky as contact adhesive so can be pulled apart. I dont wait for it to dry before installing though so that may be the reason

As I get about 2/3rds around I start checking length against the channel to make sure I have not inadvertently stretched or compressed it along its length

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To clarify. I do small lengths at a time so I dont have sealant getting everywhere. Apply adhesive to an area, install and move to next section

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Thanks for the thoughts, Peter. That sounds like a workable plan. Should order some parts this week, including new WS, so I'll post my results once I'm done.

Thanks, all, for the help.
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