|Used on Piper, Mooney and others, small cell sponge rubber. Packaged in 25 foot rolls.|
Just finished install on my 1976 Pa-28 235. I cleaned ALL the old seal off and primed and painted the inside of the door. I used 3M weatherstrip adhesive which is a flexible contact cement. This seal is exactlly like the more expensive without the tape, but you want to GLUE this on, following the instructions on the adhesive tube. Overall I recommend this seal.
Installed this on my Piper Warrior and was very happy with the results. Remove the door and rest on a soft surface . I used a Harbor Freight Work Stand #38778. It allows the shape of the door to be properly supported without fear of dropping or rocking around. Remove/ clean off any old seal and and glue and prep the surface by wiping with acetone or MEK. The surface must be absolutely clean and clear of old seal or sealant or you will be disappointed. The door seal is installed on the door not the airframe. Spread the adhesive on the door flange, with the bulb lightly touching the door and the rubber flap away from the door body. You have 25 feet to work with. Do not pre-cut a length unless you add about 12 inches to the pre-cut piece to allow for fitment. Start in the middle of the bottom of the door and work your way around the front, the top, the rear of the door and the bottom. I previously purchased about 100 clothes pins and used them to secure the door seal to the door and let it sit for a few days to ensure proper drying. After removing the clothes pins the seal will slowly return to its original shape.
Does not come with recommended application suggestions nor with recommended adhesive or surface prep recommendations.
I called the manufacturer, J & M Aircraft Supply Inc, to inquire about the lack of instructions and he said this P seal is intended for aft cargo door applications on Piper aircraft, not the forward entry door. He recommended quarter round on the forward entry door. Since it was marketed as Piper door seal on Spruce its a little ambiguous.
Width: 5/8". Diameter Round: 3/8". Lip Thickness: 1/8". 25' Roll.
This door seal is not adhesive backed. It is plain backed.