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Offline Darren Bullitt

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/68 Beltline weatherstripping
« on: November 26, 2023, 12:10:36 pm »
Hi Everyone, wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a quality brand of beltline weather stripping to suit 67/68 Mustang.
I purchased a Fairchild KF2099 set but have found the clips will not hold tightly.
The clips push into the hole but will roll out when a little pressure is applied.
The kit consists of four pieces (L&R Rubber + L&R Felt)
The quality of the kit seems good just the clips are not holding tightly.
I ensured all holes were punched flat and the surface was prepared properly.
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Maybe I am doing something wrong???
Any feedback would be appreciated.

Offline RocketScientist

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Re: /68 Beltline weatherstripping
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2023, 07:32:22 pm »
I bought a set of Repops for my 70 and I was warned that these don't have strong enough clips, so it could be a common thing. I could think of no other way of securing them, so I glued them with a very good epoxy to make sure there was no way they would move and scratch the new glass.

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Re: /68 Beltline weatherstripping
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2023, 07:34:26 pm »
Hey Darren,
My drivers side is much the same, I’d say after all these years the holes have worn a little.
Not sure if good quality 3M thin double sided tape is the answer.
Or, machined nylon spacers taking up the gap.
I’ll have a go and let you know!
Cheers Phil.
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Re: /68 Beltline weatherstripping
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2023, 08:00:08 pm »
Hey Darren,
Just to confirm we are talking about the outside rubber strip?
I had Quick look at mine and I think RocketScientist is on the money.
Carefully placed epoxy resin around the clips seems the best method of repair!


Cheers Phil.
If you've never buggered anything you've never done anything!
But if you've buggered a lot maybe you're not very good at it!

Two for one is good but four for two is better!