REPAIR OF DOOR GASKETS - Continued
On gasket material, a bond of handling strength will usually be obtained in less than 10 seconds.
A bond of 80% strength will be obtained in one hour and maximum strength, chemical and water
resistance will be obtained after 12 to 24 hours cure. Cured adhesive is extremely difficult to
remove but is gradually soluble in nitromethane, methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) or acetone.
Adhesives can bond skin or clothing upon contact.
Read and observe all manufacturer's
cautionary information and instructions.
(3) Apply light pressure for a few seconds until the bond cures sufficiently to hold the cut gasket edges
(4) Light leak test the door gasket.
Damage to the door gasket that cannot be repaired by bonding or installing an insert may be repaired by
installing a section. A door gasket section extends through the complete cross sectional profile of the
(1) Remove the fasteners holding the damaged gasket in place.
The fasteners along the entire length of the door edge containing the damaged gasket should be
Remove rivets by drilling out the rivet heads.