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Old 04-09-2021, 01:02 PM   #1
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Adhesive for Window Felts

Getting my 1950 Chevy truck doors put together. Looking for a recommendation for the best adhesive to use on window felts.

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Old 04-09-2021, 01:19 PM   #2
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Re: Adhesive for Window Felts

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Getting my 1950 Chevy truck doors put together. Looking for a recommendation for the best adhesive to use on window felts.

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If you are referring to the felts (that were stapled on from the factory) that attached to the door window trim I used 3M double sided tape. The same stuff car moldings and emblems are held on with. It works great

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Re: Adhesive for Window Felts

It is the channel that the glass window runs in (felts might not be the right word). Looks like it is called "upper run channel" https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...eyword&search=

It is the part that is about 8' long
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Re: Adhesive for Window Felts

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It is the channel that the glass window runs in (felts might not be the right word). Looks like it is called "upper run channel" https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...eyword&search=

It is the part that is about 8' long
OK, Window channel. I didn't use any glue. You could use weather strip adhesive but it is messy. I just used (2) small screws in the upper corners of the window opening to secure it. Once the glass is in it that also helps hold it in place.

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Old 04-09-2021, 08:12 PM   #5
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OK, Window channel. I didn't use any glue. You could use weather strip adhesive but it is messy. I just used (2) small screws in the upper corners of the window opening to secure it. Once the glass is in it that also helps hold it in place.

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Thanks. I may try using a couple of small screws in the corners.
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Re: Adhesive for Window Felts

On my pickup I used Permatex Ultra Black silicone, and on my panel truck I used screws; both methods worked perfectly fine. Silicone had the advantage of holding the entire length of the channel, but the disadvantage of being messy. Some ADs I have disassembled had tiny screws in the upper corners of the window channels, but I don't know if those were factory original or not. If you do use screws, be sure to use flat heads and sink them in fully or they may damage the upper part of your glass.

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Thanks MiraclePie.
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OK, Window channel. I didn't use any glue. You could use weather strip adhesive but it is messy. I just used (2) small screws in the upper corners of the window opening to secure it. Once the glass is in it that also helps hold it in place.

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Yep, that is the best way for sure.

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