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Offline WWI Flying Ace

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hood/fender gasket reattach?
« on: June 06, 2014, 08:01:32 AM »
I had to get my right fender replaced a couple years ago.  On top of the fender is that black rubber gasket thing that makes a seal with the hood when the hood is down.  Today I got out of my car when I got to work and looked, and dang if that black rubber thing wasn't hanging down.   I opened the hood to get a look at it and see if it clips back in anywhere...it doesn't appear to.  Looks like it is actually attached with some kind of adhesive.  Does anyone know what adhesive is used for it, so I can fix it?
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Re: hood/fender gasket reattach?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2014, 10:22:09 AM »
Not stock.  It has been added, Dr. Dave of DDM has some or can tell you what to get.
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Re: hood/fender gasket reattach?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2014, 10:32:38 AM »
CritMan - I assume he's talking about the side fender, not the wheel arch.  DDM's wheel arch one clips on.  The other is glued.

WW1 - I would suggest getting a length or roll of the thin-width 3M double-sided tape from you local parts place.  You probably need to clean the old sticky off first though.  Note - this is JUST a suggestion, I have had no experience of this and could be wrong.
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Re: hood/fender gasket reattach?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2014, 11:07:53 AM »
Another suggestion would be to use automotive adhesive (I like the 3M spray adhesive). Clean the old adhesive off (rubbing alcohol works good) and then spray just the bottom side of the rubber piece and let is set for a few minutes until it is tacky and almost dry to the touch. When you touch it, it should stick to your finger but no adhesive should be left on your finger. Reattach it to the fender.

The 3M stuff is one of the best adhesives I've used and you'll want to make sure you put the piece back on straight as it will be difficult to reposition it if you don't. I would probably use a piece of cardboard placed against the fender to act as a guide for reinstalling that rubber piece.

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Re: hood/fender gasket reattach?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2014, 11:08:12 AM »
It is a double sided adhesive, new parts come with a paper backer that you pull off and then press the seal in place.  It might be easier to just replace the seal I think they are only like $20.  Just make sure you use a wax and grease remover to clean the fender before you reinstall.

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Re: hood/fender gasket reattach?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2014, 12:44:08 PM »
It was stock either in late 06 or 07.  My car never had it.

I thought they clipped on somehow, but I guess it's just another stick on piece.

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Re: hood/fender gasket reattach?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2014, 02:35:29 PM »
Mine started coming off, so I cleaned the fender and the rubber and then put a little bit on contact cement on both, once dry to touch I stuck them together (one try, get it right!!) and it has held fine for the last four years.
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Re: hood/fender gasket reattach?
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Re: hood/fender gasket reattach?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2014, 03:31:58 PM »
Thanks for all the answers.  Haven't been back here for a few days.  I'll have to get it fixed up...yet one more thing that the no-longer-my-bodyshop didn't do correctly when I had some work done last time. 

Interesting it is model year specific to the 07s.  There aren't that many things about the cars that changed over the years.  I'm always interested when I learn about one.
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Re: hood/fender gasket reattach?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2014, 03:56:32 PM »
Interesting it is model year specific to the 07s.  There aren't that many things about the cars that changed over the years.  I'm always interested when I learn about one.
The part# link that DBG posted shows it's the same piece for MY 2006-2010.  Not specific to 07's.
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