Remove gasket material and adhesive from rear doors

Remove gasket material and adhesive from rear doors

Postby Road Captain [OP] » May 2nd 2020, 3:04pm

I purchased the replacement gaskets, rubber adhesive and adhesive remover from SRP and they look like a nice replace. I read the instructions on the Adhesive Remover spray can and it say's to be used for removing adhesive prior to curing. Well, it's safe to assume the black adhesive on my doors is beyond curing.

What is the best way to get the old black adhesive off the doors? Is it the Adhesive Remove I ordered?
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Re: Remove gasket material and adhesive from rear doors

Postby augidog » May 2nd 2020, 5:00pm

Yes...the 3M remover worked great. My fingers/knuckles/wrists still ache from when I did mine, but after a lot of rubbing i finally saw clean paint. Use sparingly, a small area at a time, because any runoff is only a waste. Messy job, but I was lucky having a ton of old socks to work with.

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Re: Remove gasket material and adhesive from rear doors

Postby Road Captain [OP] » May 3rd 2020, 11:37am

I found the 3M Remover worked good at removing pieces of the old gasket that remained on the door after the old gasket was removed. So it does help with cleaning of the door but it was a lot of hard work removing the old black adhesive but I'm happy with the results.

I installed the SRP read door gasket kit for the 2005 Astro, because my drip pan gasket was in very good condition I did not install the drip pan gasket that goes across the top of both doors.
The gasket on the left door came out good and closes nice and after I installed the right door gasket I found the right door will latch but is not flush with the left door, it's off by an each 1" or so. I have an e-mail in to SRP asking what can be done.
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Re: Remove gasket material and adhesive from rear doors

Postby albrow100 » May 4th 2020, 2:27am

I used one of these when I took my seals off it burns off the residue easily!
https://www.amazon.com/3M-03612-Adhesiv ... B005RNGN8I
if you press too hard it will take the paint off though
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Re: Remove gasket material and adhesive from rear doors

Postby rstro » June 4th 2020, 11:51pm

Road Captain wrote:I purchased the replacement gaskets, rubber adhesive and adhesive remover from SRP and they look like a nice replace. I read the instructions on the Adhesive Remover spray can and it say's to be used for removing adhesive prior to curing. Well, it's safe to assume the black adhesive on my doors is beyond curing.

What is the best way to get the old black adhesive off the doors? Is it the Adhesive Remove I ordered?
Dan


I’m in the same boat. The passenger side, rear barn door shuts pretty close when I slam it. But there is a touch room left over, and there’s a leak in it that is driving me bonkers. I’m not thinking of the latch or striker bar to try and draw this door in more.

Did you find a solution?
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