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Author Topic: Fitting Door Rubbers  (Read 2577 times)
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« on: June 06, 2019, 09:20:18 PM »
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What are people using to glue the door rubbers in ? Super glue or Silafex
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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 10:31:35 PM »
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Contact adhesive, eg Tarzanís Grip


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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2019, 12:27:16 PM »
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I used Loctite 454. It's a gel, so doesn't drip. It also has a few seconds time before it dries, so that if you misalign the door seal you get a second chance to put it back again. The tube cap seems to reseal pretty well - I have had opened, partially used tubes last over a year in the shed without going hard (unlike the superglue you buy at Woolies). It's also low vapour pressure, so it doesn't tend to make the white, milky mist if you try to glue together clear plastics.

The only downside is that if you are a fumble fingers (like me) and spill it on the rubbers then the rubber goes a darker black. They reckon you can remove it with acetone, but I have not tried yet (suggest trying on an offcut first... wonder what acetone does to door rubbers?).

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2019, 06:56:37 PM »
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Don't use any form of contact glue or super glue. The rubber needs to slide into the channel and the instant grip glues don't let this happen.  I have always used loctite 454 and it is perfect for the job.
Glue in short sections at a time

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2019, 04:23:26 PM »
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Be careful with the acetone. It leaves a milky white powdery residue on the rubber that can be hard to get off.
I use it, but not liberally, only in isolated spots.
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2019, 07:04:48 PM »
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If you are using Loctite 454 it would be best to buy 2 small bottles rather than one large, as you will need the bottle fairly full along the top of the door openings . Fill one bottle from the other and make it easy on yourself . Just an idea .
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 04:59:19 AM »
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I didn't know you could buy the Loctite 454 in a bottle. I've been using the stuff out of a tube, so you can squeeeeeeeeze the tube to get into the hard to reach spots.

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 04:12:11 PM »
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Bottle is much easier than the tube

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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2021, 07:02:22 PM »
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Hi all,

Regarding the Loctite 454, could anyone guide me where to buy bottles of it?

Tubes of 454 are readily available but the only other option seems to be a syringe which could be hard to get - I only found one advert for it from America at a high cost.

Thanks in advance and for all the great advice on this forum.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2021, 07:01:49 AM »
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I'd try CBC Bearings. or failing that Blackwoods.

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2021, 12:38:25 PM »
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Rare spares sell the 454
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