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Certainly not an experienced expert on the matter but I usedî evostickî type contact adhesive. Put the rubber in place all around the door (bay van) and where it didnít touch I applied a small amount of glue to the door pushed the rubber against it for a second and then held it away until both surfaces were tacky then pushed together. Be warned that when they touch they STICK. :eek: I have only done it around the hinge area and a bit near the lock and didnít have much trouble, althouge it took me ages to pluck up the courage to do it!! :D
 

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not used any adhesive on my 1970 beetle and they hav'nt moved, What i did do is trim the rubbers with a sharp pair of scissors. they seemed to stick out of the car, if that makes sence. (trimmed the over lap bits that stick out when the door is closed)

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Graham W said:
not used any adhesive on my 1970 beetle and they hav'nt moved, What i did do is trim the rubbers with a sharp pair of scissors. they seemed to stick out of the car, if that makes sence. (trimmed the over lap bits that stick out when the door is closed)
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As with Graham when I did my last beetle I didn't use any adhesive and had no problems.
 

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Hi, first time I did it I bought cheapish seals and needed to stick them all the way round (used spray adhesive from B&Q, great stuff half of my bus is stuck together with it) but I was never happy, the doors just didn't shut right so you needed to slam the sh*t out of it to close it.

So eventually paid up 40 odd quid a side to get the German ones (grey colour) they're lovely and only need sticking on the bottom of the door where it's a bit rusty, all the rest of the way round they just sit in the channel that's there.
 

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al_kaholik said:
Cheap seals need adhesive. But save yourself a lot of hassle, leaks and wind noise by buying the genuine ones. They will pay for themselves by not perishing within a year or two.
yep I agree with that. I'd also say that if using Evostick, don't use it all the way around otherwise the next owner (or you in a few years) will be cursing lots when they try and take the old seals out!

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