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6/20/10 8:43pm - Original Message: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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What is the best thing to use to hold the plastic door barrier in place between the door and the interior door panel?

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6/20/10 8:52pm - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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6/21/10 2:08am - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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3M caulking strips, it is what GM used. I get mine from NAPA or the Automotive paint supply shop in town.

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6/21/10 6:52am - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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I use duct tape also. If it's good enough for the space shuttle, it's good enough for me!!

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6/21/10 8:58am - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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Thanks guys, I have plenty of duck tape, I think I will give it a try.

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6/21/10 12:44pm - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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Duct tape works to hold it up/to the door, but it's not really a good, solid seal. The strip caulk will conform to the contour of the door, and allow the barrier to fit nice and tight. Either method will work, but the caulk is better, in the long run, plus, if you need to remove the barrier for any reason, the caulk is still re-usable.

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6/21/10 8:00pm - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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Go with the strips, the duct tape works but will dry up after awhile and all you will have is some gooo all over the door panel.

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6/22/10 10:35am - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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Thanks guys, I'll see if I can get some caulk.

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6/22/10 8:23pm - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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I definitely prefer the 3M caulk strip. The duct tape is a bear to get off after a year or so.

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6/23/10 2:02am - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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Do you recommend purchase of plastic door barrier or just use some type of plastic cut to fit?

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6/23/10 10:34am - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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Tb2k82CE, the mosture barriers from Midamerica are a thick gage plastic and cut to shape with all the wholes cut for door hardware and screws. I don't have anything else to compare them with; but I was impressed with them.

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6/23/10 1:35pm - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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[QUOTE=Tb2k82CE]Do you recommend purchase of plastic door barrier or just use some type of plastic cut to fit? [/QUOTE]

You can use a heavy gauge plastic that you can find at most home improvement places, but the pre-formed/cut ones are easier to install....especially if yer lazy like I am!
Either will work just as well. It all comes down to how much time/patience you have.


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7/1/10 6:55am - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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I used paper to make a template of the door moisture barrier and bought 'Reflectix' at Lowes or Home Depot. Did the finish trim to size with a cutting knife and used the caulking rope. I could not find it at Napa but did find some that worked at ACE Hardware. Here is how it looks. It will be a moisture, sound and also insutation improvement.


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7/2/10 12:33am - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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Anyone know of a downside to using 'Reflectix' seems like a good idea.  The only thing I can see is what does it do to the inside door trim?  

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7/3/10 7:08pm - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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Thanks for the imput jp, it looks good.

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7/4/10 11:17pm - Reply: 'Door Moisture Barrier'
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I used the same stuff to insulate my floors and firewall inside  .. really cut down on heat from engine and exhaust...with the old jute backing... before wife couldn't keep feet on the floor... now much better.... may not be as good as high dollar insulation but worked for me...

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