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UFO-MX5
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Feb 19, 2018, 9:00 PM

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  post locked   Advise on applying adhesive to weatherstripping.  

Hi all.
I am replacing the weather stripping under the rear deck (the panel that raises horizontally when the top is going into the up or down position) of my 2008 sport Miata with power retractable hard top.
I have removed the old strip, cleaned the metal and the rubber and done a dry fit but need some advice before I do the final install. All the tips and instructions I can find on line for applying the adhesive (the old one was applied with adhesive) says to apply sparingly to the metal and the rubber and allow to become tacky before installing. This makes sense for two flat surfaces. My weather stripping has a deep channel that goes onto a metal flange. This situation doesn't seem to lend itself to the prevailing advice about letting the adhesive get tacky on both surfaces first. The dry fit process was difficult and time consuming (the two ends need fiddly and very accurate placement under existing weather stripping) so I imagine the final placement to be extremely difficult if the adhesive is tacky. I want to just run a bead into the channel and install it as fast as I can but I have no idea if this is a good idea. Any and all input greatly appreciated.


Hammer Time
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Feb 20, 2018, 6:20 AM

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  post locked   Re: Advise on applying adhesive to weatherstripping.  

That tacky advice is totally dependent on what adhesive you are using. I recommend 3M Super weatherstrip adhesive. I believe the part number is 8001 in yellow or 8008 in black. I don't recommend letting this stuff get tacky because of the way it dries. It sets up an outer skin when it dries and that stops it from adhering to the surfaces so I recommend attaching that right away.





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UFO-MX5
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Feb 20, 2018, 10:35 AM

Post #3 of 5 (302 views)
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Thanks Hammer Time.

I believe that is the adhesive I have. If not I will get some. Sounds like its the right one for my application. Thanks again.


UFO-MX5
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Feb 20, 2018, 2:49 PM

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Just finished the job. I should have asked the manufacturer or the dealer for instructions. I dry fitted the seal last night and removed it to apply the adhesive to finish the job today. When I removed it a bead of white adhesive that was deep in the channel came out. apparently this stripping comes with a bead of adhesive already tucked deep into the channel. Its not gooey, more like a sticky dough. Since the bead was compromised I pushed what I could back into place and then added the 3M adhesive over it. It went on without any ooze which was a plus. So for posterity sake the part number is NE52-R1-761D. The weatherstripping under the rear deck on a NC Miata with PRHT. If anyone is going to install this part in the future they should know it already has adhesive hiding in the channel. No mention of it or instructions came with the part. Thanks for your help.


Hammer Time
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Feb 20, 2018, 7:07 PM

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Glad you got it done anyway. Time to close this one.



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