Your auto restoration plans are coming along and you're ready
to install the finishing touches with the best rubber weatherstripping
from METRO. Here are a few simple tools, tips and techniques that will give
your project a real professional finish.
Be sure to read through this section and gather all the materials
you will need prior to starting the job.
Apply a water-based lubricant/protectant such as Armorall, or
a silicone based furniture polish like Lemon Pledge, to METRO parts
where noted in the instructions. Among other things, these lubricants/protectants
will allow you to more easily slide fitted rubber parts into cavities
or channels. Always use a clean rag to apply these products.
METRO's SUPERSoft rubber is designed for long life and superior
sealing qualities. To assure that your installation takes best advantage
of these products, we suggest you use the 3M Super Black Weatherstrip
Adhesive # 08008.
Always keep in mind, this adhesive dries quickly, so have the
surface area and replacement part fitted and ready for installation
prior to adding any glue. Always apply the glue to another object
like a popsicle stick and use the stick to carefully apply the glue
to the rubber.
For removing old rubber and any remaining adhesive residue, try
the 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive Release Agent # 8971. Cover any adjoining
finished auto body surfaces prior to application with masking tape.
This is especially important when applying glue.
Simple tools are needed for the installation, such as a Philips
head screwdriver, pliers, and a sharp knife or razor blade.
Masking tape will protect your car's finish when removing or installing
A color crayon may be used to match and mark the anchor holes.
A clean spackling tool or scraper can be used for spreading glue
and inserting the rubber into channels by using the edge.
* Super glues can be used to repair rubber if it tears during
* We recommend 60-grit sandpaper to lightly roughen the rubber
surface that will bond next to your car so that your rubber adheres
better when using an adhesive.
* Use a clean rag to wipe and dry your car surface prior to applying