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Quick question, folks. I'm about to install new door panels in our '71. I got the watershields because that seemed to make sense. Unfortunately, the car I'm working on had no watershields behind the door panels (probably why they need replacing, huh). The question is, how do the watershields mount? do they glue to the backs of the panels or what? THANKS!
 

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Brandon,
The watershields are taped to the door itself with what amounts to black masking tape. My Chevelle, which I bought new in '70, still has the original watershields and thats how they're held on.

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Thanks, Jerry. That's a big help! Back to the garage!
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They were attatched to the door with a strip of a butly like cauk all the way around the door. I install them with butyl (same stuff to install windshields). Just roll out a 1/4" strip and stick it to the shield around the perimiter and then stick it to the door. this seals out moisture (thats what the shields are for) and allows them to be pulled off easily if you need to get inside the door. If you arent worrying about getting back in the door I would just use silicone caulk for attatchment.

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I used clear silicone, house window caulk. It stays soft and you can remove it later if you want. I put my sheilds on with this and have had them off a couple times since. When I used to race stock cars we would use this for intake gaskets pan gaskets and even header gaskets. Very cheap and good stuff. And never had a gasket problem because of it. Plus it comes in a big tube you can just leave in your caulking gun.

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Thanks guys! That's why I love this place - I can always get good advice, born of experience!
 

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I've seen both the caulk type stuff, and the black masking tape used from the factory.

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