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I have just had my rear barn doors repaired after a minor rear-ending by a truck.
http://www.patrol4x4.com/forum/general-discussion-18/just-been-rearended-mazda-truck-169962/

It has taken four months to get repaired as I was waiting and waiting and waiting on a new Kaymar rear bar.

I have a new big barn door and the other door re-painted. But the panel beater just stuck the old plastic sheet inner back under the door trim, it is torn and clearly needing replacing to keep dust and moisture out. I have some plastic sheet, the panel beater suggested mastic but that melts in the heat and is sticky crap. He said they often just use spray glue contact adhesive.

So a question to the paint and interior trim Gurus.

What is that sticky black stuff used to hold the door plastic sheet under the door trim panels.

The stuff is not silicone or Sika sealer as it does not cure but it stays tacky, it can be peeled off and re stuck. It stays stretchy, it never seems to harden or dry, it can be peeled off and does not leave a sticky black crappy mess like mastic.

So who knows what it is and where to get it.
 

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Thanks guys, yes I am thinking about other alternatives but things like the double sided tape and bitumen rubber based mastic, or Sika all stick far too well and are hard to remove when I want to get back in the door to do wiring or other stuff.

I really want to find what the oroginal stuff is and if it is available.
 

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Just go to Officeworks or some such place and buy a roll of adhesive contact.
Blanket cover the whole door space and then just cut out the bits that you need to. And the best bit is you just have to peel it all off if you need to access inside the door sometime and just replace it all again.
Did this to mine about 5 years ago ...works a treat...and is waterproof and dustproof as well.

HTH.

Cheers Keith
 

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Yes that is not a bad idea Keith. Was there a lot of dust stuck to the inside of the contact where it is not stuck on the outer rim of the door. But I spose that dosn't matter much.
 

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OK for others who are looking at the same thing, after a bit of searching on other car rstoration forums I have come up with this stuff as the best options for the sealer. 3M 08610

4130 Products - Vapor barrior replacement

It was called Dum-Dum tape by a panel beater I spoke to and it is a butyl rubber window glass adhesive tape or ribbon that can be stretched to make it thinner for door trim vapour barrier plastic. Not as cheap as I thought it would be, but a roll might do all the panels in the whole car.

Window Weld Round Ribbon Sealer 08610 1 4" X 15' KIT 3M 8610 Brand NEW | eBay

Dumdum Butyl Tape 1 4 Inch 6 5mm Round Sealer Waterproof Sealant 4 5M Roll | eBay
 

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Yes that is not a bad idea Keith. Was there a lot of dust stuck to the inside of the contact where it is not stuck on the outer rim of the door. But I spose that dosn't matter much.

Yes there was ...and no it doesn't matter as the contact is single use only. It peels off pretty easy...but as long as dust doesn't get past it and then past door trims I was bloody happy....as the missus and I are both asthmatics....and really need a dustproof truck..
..Which I have pretty well achieved with this contact ...and adjusting doors and keeping door seals and their mating surfaces clean.....along with proper use of A/C etc

Cheers Keith
 

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Yes there was ...and no it doesn't matter as the contact is single use only. It peels off pretty easy...but as long as dust doesn't get past it and then past door trims I was bloody happy....as the missus and I are both asthmatics....and really need a dustproof truck..
..Which I have pretty well achieved with this contact ...and adjusting doors and keeping door seals and their mating surfaces clean.....along with proper use of A/C etc

Cheers Keith

Thanks for the good advice to go with the contact.

Well after trying to track down the 3M butyl rubber stuff and finding it is $30+ for a little roll of the sticky black stuff, I gave up on that. I have a roll of 1mm foil foam insulation for under wooden floating floors, and I am going to use a sheet of that for some heat insulation but still want removable plastic for water vapour and dust barrier. I know I will need to remove it again when I run wires to the work light and HF aerial so did not want to stick permanently with silicone sealer.

So I followed your advice and got some clear contact. Took me all of 5 min per door to stick on the contact and have enough left over to re-do when I have removed it again for the wiring.

It is easy to peel and stick and easy to see through to see if there is any moisture etc in the door without taking it off. It also seals out the nasty smell of the rust proofing stuff sprayed inside the new door.

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Geordie
 
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