View Full Version : GOtta Glue some rubber-63 GT HAwk

07-27-2006, 10:21 PM
I have bought lots of new rubber for cowl, trunk, doors etc. I expect a contact cement is best but experience says you get one chance to join--nervous situation. Any suggestions from experienced restorers as to brand and quantirty? Also ,any hints on removing old rubber ?

Thanks !!

1950 Champion Starlight
1963 Hawk GT
Santa Barbara

07-27-2006, 10:36 PM
3M yellow weatherstrip cement. (black is pretty, but not as sticky) Wipe the new rubber down with enamel reducer or the like before gluing. That'll get the mold release off the rubber so it'll stick.

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Arnold Md.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk
63 GT Hawk
63 Avanti R1/AC
63 Avanti R2/4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT(parts car)
60 Lark convert
60 Hawk
56 Power Hawk/4 speed/289
51 Commander

07-28-2006, 08:15 AM
3M also makes a weatherstrip glue remover that will aid in removing your old residue.

Brad Johnson
Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
33 Rockne 10
51 Commander Starlight
53 Commander Starlight
previously: 63 Cruiser, 62 Regal VI, 60 VI convertible, 50 LandCruiser

07-28-2006, 03:45 PM
I have done many many wetherstripping jobs at my shop and here are a few well learned secrects. First I have used both the 3m yellow and black and have seen no diff. Apply 3m to both the ruuber and the metal and let set up. DO NOT try to put them together right of way or you will have a mess because they will not stick. I let them dry pretty good and add a little more and then stick togeter.And remember you are glueing rubber to a car not to the space shuttle so do over apply. But the first step is a really neat trick. Take masking tape and place it on the metel on both sides of where the glue and rubber are going to go. After the glue has set up all you need to do is peel of the tape and all the excess glue will be gone and stuck to the tape. Many customers have commented to me they have never seen anyone who gets such perfect clean lines. And if you still get some on the car don't worry 3m adhesive cleaner will take it right off and leave the paint. And do not strech the rubber, prefit it dry and put a couple marks on it at diifferent locations to keep you on the right track. GOOD LUCK.

07-29-2006, 02:44 PM
Thank you all for the excellent advice. I have bought the 3M adhesive and remover.
Also will use the masking tape trick. My Hawk is 35 miles away at my son's in Santa Ynez valley where tempertures have been over 100 so no problem in doing the job where it is warm.Javascript:insertsmilie(':)')

1950 Champion Starlight
1963 Hawk GT
Santa Barbara

08-05-2006, 08:38 PM
"And remember you are glueing rubber to a car not to the space shuttle so do over apply" Great point learned that one the hard way......

08-05-2006, 09:49 PM
My mistake. Do not over apply. Sorry