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After removing the old seals, especially from front fender/inner fender areas, and those factory installed monster staples, I either have to buy a super duper staple gun or use a 3M type adhesive.

Is the 3M adhesive a lasting and reliable alternative to staples?
 

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After removing the old seals, especially from front fender/inner fender areas, and those factory installed monster staples, I either have to buy a super duper staple gun or use a 3M type adhesive.

Is the 3M adhesive a lasting and reliable alternative to staples?
I tried 3m adhesive and didn't have much luck. I used seam sealer from Eastwood in the caulking tube. The only thing is it dries really fast.

I filled the rubber seam full and worked it into place. I have not installed the back half because I think I'm going to order a second kit and use the front half to finish the job.
 
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inner fender seal rubber or inner garnish rail felt

what i do on my cars is use regular staples.forget the size,,they are either galvinized or zink coated ??so they dont rust once installed . . i drill the holes out a little , drill a hole in either the rubber on inner fenders ( or felt on garnish rails ) install the staples and bend over.the staples hide in the felt,, where the screws they want u to use shows and looks wrong,, i use needle nose vice grips to clamp them tight. really tightens em good..that way it looks factory. alot more work but worth it. by the way be careful when drillin them little holes. that small drill bit goes into your finger or hand real quick..( dont ask me how i know!!) so far ive done 5 cars that way . don
 

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Staples, etc

Hey Don-I remember your place in Alpine--spent many years in SD and Poway before retiring and leaving the "Golden State"...anyway I like your staple idea, guess I don't need a GM factory staple gun. Contact cement sounds workable also. Mike
 

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I use cut pieces of large paper clips to make my own staples. Just have to open the holes up a little. Mine are on over 20 years and still look good.

Don
 
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