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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 5th, 18, 9:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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roof weatherstrip channel

Does any one know what to use to seal the roof weatherstrip channel
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https://www.chevelles.com/forums/12-b...am-sealer.html
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IMO, seam sealer is too thick and stiff for the weatherstrip channel. The WC on my car had a very thin foam strip that fell apart as I removed it... I would think a thin, easy to squish foam tape of maybe some sort of weatherstrip adheasive...

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IMO, seam sealer is too thick and stiff for the weatherstrip channel. The WC on my car had a very thin foam strip that fell apart as I removed it... I would think a thin, easy to squish foam tape of maybe some sort of weatherstrip adheasive...
On the driprail?

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Re: roof weatherstrip channel

3m Black weather-strip adhesive. Apply in sections to the rubber then wait for it to get tacky and install. Tape the weather-strip on to apply some pressure. Should be good to go.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 18, 12:33 AM
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Re: roof weatherstrip channel

3M black weather strip adhesive apply sparingly to both surfaces to be joined spread thin with a squared off Popsicle stick allow to get tacky and stick them together they will stay stuck. If your talking about the stainless piece screwed to the drip rail there is something there also but I don''t know what it is, sorry.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 18, 7:16 AM
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Re: roof weatherstrip channel

I've been using McMaster Carr P/N 8694K67 closed cell tape for years on various GM, Ford, and Mopars. Works great does not hold water, applies with it's own sticky back adhesive. 1/8" thk x 3/4" wide

Mcmaster Carr Part Number 8694k67
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Re: roof weatherstrip channel

I'm not a big fan of Motor City Musclecar(Inline Tuube) but they do have it listed on Ebay,item #201033833139. It is one of the items I used from them in the past that actually was as described and worked,not vendor bashing just relaying past experience with them.
Not sure what year your car is,but I know that on my "66" the roof rail channel holes are slotted for adjustment in and out.
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I'm not a big fan of Motor City Musclecar(Inline Tuube) but they do have it listed on Ebay,item #201033833139. It is one of the items I used from them in the past that actually was as described and worked,not vendor bashing just relaying past experience with them.
Not sure what year your car is,but I know that on my "66" the roof rail channel holes are slotted for adjustment in and out.
Looks just like what I get from McMaster Carr for 50' @ $8.00
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 18, 10:33 AM
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Rope calling, available at most hardware stores. Lowe’s has it for under $5.

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Re: roof weatherstrip channel

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Does any one know what to use to seal the roof weatherstrip channel
The OP requested a seal material for attaching the weatherstrip channel to the roof rail. The channel (on a 66) is a 13/16" wide stainless steel channel that is installed beneath the roof rail and has a factory installed 3/4" wide adhesive backed foam strip sandwiched between the channel and roof rail. The rubber weatherstrip is insertred into the channel with or without adhesive. I prefer NOT to use adhesive,

When disassembling my 66 chevelle for full restoration there was also a small patch of black caulk (like 3M rope caulk) pressed between the channel and roof rail at the tight corner at the wing vent junction.

wahubb is correct: Mcmaster Carr Part Number 8694k67 for the 3/4 foam tape is the proper seal to use.

If necessary - 3M or equivalent flexible rope caulk is appropriate for filling in tight corners.
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Re: roof weatherstrip channel

We use this on Chevelle Restorations and most Fords,
Works perfectly..
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