REPAIR OF DOOR GASKETS - Continued
(7) Roughen the ends of the replacement section and the remaining gasket where they butt together.
Clean the roughened edges with detergent
Rubbing time must be minimal because adhesive can set in 2-3 seconds.
(8) Apply a very thin film of adhesive to one cut edge of the gasket section.
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 in 12 to 24 hours cure.
Adhesives can bond skin or clothing upon contact. Read and observe all cautionary information
(9) Immediately mate that edge of the section to the remaining gasket spreading the adhesive by slightly
rubbing the two surfaces together.
(10) Apply light pressure for a few seconds until the bond cures sufficiently to hold the gasket section in
(11) Bond the other end of the replacement section to the remaining gasket.
(12) Fit the gasket into position.
(a) Align the gasket and retainer strip with the door edge. The holes in the door edge should be
aligned with those in the gasket and retainer strip.
(b) Drill holes through the gasket section using the holes in the retainer strip as a guide.
(13) Remove the retainer strip and gasket.
(14) Apply sealant to the mating areas of the door edge.
(15) Fit the gasket and retainer strip into position.
(a) Ensure that the holes in the door edge are aligned with those in the gasket and retainer strip.
(b) Secure the retainer strip and gasket to the door with sheet metal screws or other appropriate
(16) Light leak test the door gasket.