Repair torn weatherstripping?

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  1. mrluckies

    mrluckies Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I’ve got new weatherstripping on my driver door that tore because it wasn’t glued onto the door, only held by the screws. I’d like to repair it for now and eventually replace it. The instructions mention using “crazy glue” to repair tears. In searching online, I’ve seen some people say crazy glue works well and others say it’s no good and to just use rubber cement or weatherstripping adhesive.

    has anyone had experience fixing tears and what did they do?
     
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    krabben1 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Really canr
    t repair a screwhole tear that well.You can get by with the 3m BLACK weatherstripping adhesive,but Ive found that that can be hard to find sometimes,for some reason.The yellow craps everywhere.
     
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    +1 on that. The 3M stuff should work for that.
     
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    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I use black Permatex Gasket maker to fix tears.
     
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    This stuff...

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    It will stick weather stripping to itself or metal.
    It’s what it’s made to do.

    A thin piece of aluminum glued behind the hole will help reinforce it.

    Hope it works for you!
     
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    The packaging has changed. (Not sure if this is the black stuff.)

    Same number, (#08581) but it looks like this now:

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    You could take some staples and straighten them poke them in the end of a tear. Plug it together with the adhesive. The staples will help keep it together while the adhesive sets up.
     
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    Thx for all of the replies! I have the 08008 3m weatherstripping adhesive, maybe I’ll try that.


    otherwise I’ll order the super version.

    also, the tear is in the main stretch, between the top of the door and the locking mechanism, not around a screw hole. Therefore, there’s some material to bond, so hopefully I’ll get lucky!
     

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