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#4546422 - 10/17/17 04:50 PM Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place?
Gebo Offline

Registered: 09/18/02
Posts: 2126
Loc: VA
The black rubber door weather stripping molding is coming loose and dropping down in a couple of places on my 4Runner. What is the best "cement" I can use to hold it in place? I'll stretch in back in place in the corners and a week later it has sagged again.
'98 LEX LS400 280K
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#4546435 - 10/17/17 05:14 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
SilverSnake Offline

Registered: 05/29/13
Posts: 592
Loc: Florida
Permatex Black Silicone Adhesive Sealant
2016 Charger, 6.4L-485 HP (PUP 0W-40)
2017 BMW 330i, 2L-248 HP (BMW 0W-20)
2018 Jeep GC, 5.7L-360 HP (PUP 5W-20)
2008 20KW Generac (Amsoil 10W-30/30)

#4546443 - 10/17/17 05:31 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
JHZR2 Offline

Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41792
Loc: New Jersey
Mercedes uses a product like rubber cement but with more solvent. Lasts >30 years.

#4546449 - 10/17/17 05:35 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
StevieC Offline

Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 17116
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Contact cement. (Yellow Stuff, not the clear stuff)

Apply to both pre-cleaned sides. Let sit for 20 minutes apart and then stick together. Should hold forever.

If it's a hallow type tube you could also get thin Neodymium magnets and slip one inside.

Edited by StevieC (10/17/17 05:38 PM)
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#4546475 - 10/17/17 06:01 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
DBMaster Online   content

Registered: 09/18/12
Posts: 5323
Loc: DFW
Easy to get and cheap.

Weatherstrip Adhesive

#4546549 - 10/17/17 07:15 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
Merkava_4 Offline

Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
The answer is right in your opening post: "weather stripping" adhesive.

I'd recommend either 3M or Permatex. Read the instructions carefully because with some of that stuff you're supposed to apply one coat to one surface and then two coats to the other surface before bonding.

#4546601 - 10/17/17 07:46 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
HoosierJeeper Offline

Registered: 11/23/16
Posts: 1276
Loc: WI
I've used plain clear silicone before, no issues.
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#4546640 - 10/17/17 08:30 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
Wheel Offline

Registered: 12/22/11
Posts: 570
Loc: Upstate NY
3M Fast Tack Trim Adhesive gets my vote. It is a contact type cement. Removal may be somewhat difficult. I use it to glue on bicycle tires too.
2009 Subaru Legacy (N/A)
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#4546650 - 10/17/17 08:39 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
JamesBond Offline

Registered: 12/13/06
Posts: 843
Loc: midwest
How was it held in place originally?

Many cars have plastic push pins that fit through a hole in the rubber and pop into a hole in the door metal.

I've had an older Toyota where the rubber tears around the hole that the push pin goes into. I've put the pin in the rubber then glued the rubber together with rtv, then once it dries push the pin into the door hole. Then treat with silicone to prevent freezing and tearing in the winter.

#4546706 - 10/17/17 10:05 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
BigD1 Offline

Registered: 08/12/15
Posts: 2575
Loc: NC
3M black Super Weatherstrip adhesive is what I use. I use a bead in the center of the weatherstrip, and then put another bead on the area that the weatherstrip attaches. It works very good.
1992 Toyota Pickup--Havoline HM 10W-30--Motorcraft FL-910S

#4546740 - 10/17/17 11:13 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: Gebo]
ag_ghost Offline

Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 623
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
+1 to the above for 3M or Permatex. I used 3M black on my Mustang's trunk lid last January with success (following the directions to let the adhesive 'cure' a few moments before placing the weather strip), preparing the rubber with some brake cleaner to remove any mold release agent that may have emerged. I also used some blue painter tape to hold everything in place until it set. And, of course, the paint surface needs to be as clean as possible; not to mention that some suppliers sell better quality parts than others.


Edited by ag_ghost (10/17/17 11:17 PM)
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#4546743 - 10/17/17 11:36 PM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: DBMaster]
Rolla07 Offline

Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4737
Originally Posted By: DBMaster
Easy to get and cheap.

Weatherstrip Adhesive

2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967

#4548032 - 10/19/17 09:00 AM Re: Holding Rubber Door Molding in Place? [Re: SilverSnake]
Silverado12 Offline

Registered: 02/26/13
Posts: 3115
Loc: Central Virginia
Originally Posted By: SilverSnake
Permatex Black Silicone Adhesive Sealant

This is what I use too.
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