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Weatherseal removal
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: April 15, 2019 04:34AM

Does anyone have any tips or hints for removal of the frunk and engine weatherseal removal? This is turning into a tedious and time-consuming task!angry smiley

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible
1966 Custom two door/four door

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: Weatherseal removal
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: April 15, 2019 08:17AM

Oh the fun of old glue!
I use popsicle sticks to scrape the old glue and old seal remnants. Also a plastic putty knife.Yes it's tedious!
Some have suggested WD40 to melt the glue. The only issue with that is all WD40 residue needs to be cleaned to allow the new adhesive to stick properly.

The quickest way to clean the old glue is a wire wheel on a drill or grinder tool. But that is only if a re-paint is in the works.

Just know how great it will look with a new trunk lid gasket-seal!thumbs up

Corventure Dave

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Re: Weatherseal removal
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: April 15, 2019 08:21AM

Thanks Dave. In fact, a re-paint is in the works. I think I'll spend as much time removing the old weatherstrip as I do sanding the rest of the car! winking smiley

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible
1966 Custom two door/four door

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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Re: Weatherseal removal
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: April 15, 2019 08:50AM

larry202br Wrote:
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> Does anyone have any tips or hints for removal of
> the frunk and engine weatherseal removal? This is
> turning into a tedious and time-consuming task!angry smiley

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Re: Weatherseal removal
Posted by: jastranc ()
Date: April 15, 2019 10:35AM

I use 3M 08984 General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner.Works great and doesn't remove paint.Get at your local auto parts store.Comes in quart can.

Jim Stranc

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Re: Weatherseal removal
Posted by: bnoggle ()
Date: April 15, 2019 03:21PM

I just did this on a '53 Ford a few weeks ago. I pulled the rubber off as well as I could and then wiped the residue away with a rag soaked in acetone. It cleaned the area well and didn't leave a residue for the new weatherstripping. It doesn't remove the paint. I didn't worry about getting it perfect, I just made sure I got most of it and anything that was loose was knocked off before the new gasket was installed. The doors now close properly and there is no leak noise when driving.

Carlisle Pennsylvania
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1962 Corvair 95 Rampside
1983 Chevy C-10

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Re: Weatherseal removal
Posted by: larry202br ()
Date: April 16, 2019 12:56PM

Thanks guys. I'll try the acetone, which I already have, and if that doesn't work, find the 3M stuff. Last resort is the wire wheel.

1961 rampside with a 65 / 67 110 engine, car four speed.
1965 convertible
1966 Custom two door/four door

KC0SKX
Olathe, ks
HACOA

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