Post Number: 147
|Posted on Monday, 28 December, 2020 - 19:16: |
A flexible rubber like compound is used under the parts of the door seal. e.g. the triangle that covers the front door front waist-rail securing screw.
Does anyone know what it's called or a modern alternative?
I'm not convinced that silicon would do the job.
Post Number: 185
|Posted on Friday, 01 January, 2021 - 11:24: |
Probably the closest you might come to the same is windscreen sealant such as Bostick 5615 Mastic as it never sets hard and is not silicone.
Robert J. Sprauer
Post Number: 668
|Posted on Friday, 01 January, 2021 - 11:36: |
I use this product. This is also the preferred product when renewing the plastic door barriers. Will not dry out so you can reposition, etc.
Post Number: 148
|Posted on Friday, 01 January, 2021 - 17:24: |
Thanks for the replies.
I intended to update my post but other tasks kept taking priority.
I believe that the substance in question is Dum-Dum. Something I had forgotten even existed and apparently is no longer made.
A UK company Frost can supply a replacement material but the purchase quantity is excessive for the small amounts that I need. https://www.frost.co.uk/eastwood-flexible-strip-caulk-dum-dum-replacement/
I have found and ordered a product on eBay designed for Land Rovers. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-Owners-need-Dum-Dums-water-proof-sealant-that-never-sets/203219721211?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
I will update the post when I use it.
Post Number: 754
|Posted on Friday, 01 January, 2021 - 21:41: |
I can't remember what it's called but I bought a roll of that black double sided sticky sealer from my local builder supplies/plumbing store. It's a great product for sticking the plastic/polythene door seals to the door frame. I cut out new plastic/polythene seals using sections a builder grade plastic roll from the same store.
Post Number: 414
|Posted on Saturday, 02 January, 2021 - 02:49: |
Larry, is that radon gas barrier joiner
Post Number: 755
|Posted on Saturday, 02 January, 2021 - 05:16: |
That's it Hubert, you've hit the nail on the head, I couldn't remember what it was called. I found it great for sticking the door sealing plastic sheets to the door frame, especially because it is forgiving if fitted incorrectly and can be adjusted.
Post Number: 150
|Posted on Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 - 00:21: |
The black stuff has arrived and has "Flexistrip" printed on the backing paper.
It comes in a strip approx. 12mm wide and 2mm thick.
It is malleable, stretchy and can be rolled into a ball. To the touch it has the same consistency as the original
gordon le feuvre
Post Number: 362
|Posted on Thursday, 14 January, 2021 - 20:54: |
Original in UK called DUMDUM. came in circular tins