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Old 08-19-12, 02:11 PM   #1
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When my driver's side front door is open there is what I guess is a strip along the top of the door that forms a seal against water and wind noise. I'm getting some wind noise so I looked in this area and along a four-inch area I can pull up gently on this strip and it is unattached to the bottom. It is attached everywhere but here.

Aside from just having the whole thing redone, is there an easy home remedy for this? Can it be glued? If the glue hardens how will this affect the fit and function? Double-sided foam? Other ideas?

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Old 08-21-12, 09:24 AM   #2
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Bump.

Hoping that someone has had this issue and found a good solution to it.
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Old 08-22-12, 08:03 AM   #3
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I have used rubber cement before on other cars and it worked for a long time and then I would re-do.
It is easy to re-do, just rub the cement back and forth with a finger and it comes right off.
The same rubber cement you get in a bottle and the brush is attached to the top.
Coat both sides let it get sticky and press together.
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I have used rubber cement before on other cars and it worked for a long time and then I would re-do.
It is easy to re-do, just rub the cement back and forth with a finger and it comes right off.
The same rubber cement you get in a bottle and the brush is attached to the top.
Coat both sides let it get sticky and press together.
Great advice, thank you. Did you have a wind-noise problem? If so, did this fix it?
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I didn't have a wind noise but older cars we had were not so quiet as the Lexus so I wouldn't know if there was wind noise. Rattle bump rattle was what I heard in the older cars.
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I didn't have a wind noise but older cars we had were not so quiet as the Lexus so I wouldn't know if there was wind noise. Rattle bump rattle was what I heard in the older cars.
OK, thanks. I'm wondering if Gorilla Glue would be a good option, compared to rubber cement? I'm simply not a handy guy, so I just have no clue what the appropriate fix for this would be. If I use glue and for some reason it just makes matters worse, that would suck. I've heard that Gorilla Glue expands when it dries, so that might not work. I don't know if rubber cement also expands, but I don't recall it doing so from my grade-school art projects.
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Gorilla glue does expand and takes overnight to dry.
The rubber cement will get tacky in 10 minutes and then stick them together.
With rubber cement if you make a boo-boo you can just use your finger to rub it back and forth and it will come off.
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Gorilla glue does expand and takes overnight to dry.
The rubber cement will get tacky in 10 minutes and then stick them together.
With rubber cement if you make a boo-boo you can just use your finger to rub it back and forth and it will come off.
Good information. I'll try the rubber cement and give a trip report.
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How did the cement work for you?
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I have the same problem. Would love to hear from lexusGTP to see how it came out.
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Old 09-17-12, 10:00 AM   #11
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It worked on several cars we have owned.
It just rubs off if you get it in the wrong places.
I too would like to know if he used it and if it worked for him.
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