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Finished wet sanding and buffing the passenger door. Now I'm ready to start installing the guts. But, I have a question on the U channel weather strip. I am refering to the lower metal channel that bolts inside with a stud and nut. The metal channel looks to have holes for staples to be inserted (which came with the U channel) and you use the staples (?) to affix the U channel weather strip whisker to the metal. I know some of you have glued your channel in, but I assume this was the upper portions by the window. Or, have you guys also glued the lower portion in? I did finally get three staples inserted, but I wasn't sure if I put them in correct (see pic). The flat back of staple is in groove and I bent the ends on the outside, but will the window hit, rub or rattle against these. Maybe there is more clearance than I think between the channel and vent channel on other side of window.
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That's what I was wondering. I thought someone had glued all of theirs. Has anyone used the staples and had the staples interfere with the edge of window?
 

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tj, there is more clearance than you think there would be and I can't believe that the glass would ever hit a staple. The windows do not fit super tight in the channels. I rivited all of my channels and I just put one rivit down towards the bottom of the metal channel and I don't think the glass even gets down that far. I have not have any problems with the pop rivits. Good luck!
 

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Thanks, that's what I was hoping to hear. I'll leave it. I still have to do the other side. But, I want to do them the same.
 
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