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How do you install window anti-rattle fuzzy's?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RDAH, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. RDAH
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 465

    from NL, WI

    It's like trying to put a 1/2" peg in a 1/8" hole. I'm working on my 54 F100 & the clips that
    are on these door strips just don't want to go in these 1/8" slotted holes. Already totaled
    one & had to reorder more. Can I cut half the clip off & is there a glue or epoxy that I can
    use to hold them in place. I'm talking about the ones that go where you rest your arm when the window is down.
  2. I tired doing them in the F-1. It's a pain in the ass and they don't fit right. I had the opposite problem that the holes were bigger than the clips. I gave up. I have never been more pissed in my life. I decided to leave them off since the windows are down 100% of the time when I drive it anyways.
  3. Who is the manufacturer of the "fuzzies" you are using???
    There are "good" ones and there are some "piss poor" ones on the market.I used fron Dennis Carpenter and were just "fair"..
  4. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,682


    i never use a kit. i buy them in lengths and form them, then screw them on. there still a pain in the ass though

  5. Mr.Bomba
    Joined: Apr 13, 2007
    Posts: 358


    I do the same and use real small self tapping screws (black) if you can find em so they disapear in the felt much nicer end result!
    Joined: Jul 16, 2006
    Posts: 2,571


    3m double sided tape, the gray tape with red backing, the good stuff.

    This is the same tape they use to put modern factory emblems on with. It wont get loose.

  7. That's where I got mine from. I'd classify my experience as 'piss poor'
  8. brian55lvr
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 603

    from ma

    i used paper clips on mine----but originally they had metal staples----shaped them like a staple---then bent the inside end to hold it in place---i found that screws look like crap---and usually stick out more than the felt strips
  9. Leadsled51
    Joined: Dec 21, 2001
    Posts: 333


    On my 50 Chevy, to hold the fuzzies to the door I used clear silicone adhesive. Note, not silicone SEALANT, but ADHESIVE. It's been on there for about 4 yrs now...still holding tight. I put the adhesive on the back of the fuzzy, held it in place with masking tape, and using the window rolled up just a bit, put pressure on the fuzzy by using some paint sticks between the window and fuzzy. Simmer overnight. Remove paint sticks, you are good to go.
  10. Long Roof Larry
    Joined: Jun 25, 2007
    Posts: 163

    Long Roof Larry

    When I did my 66 Galaxie I drilled small holes and used small aluminum pop rivets.
    Once installed I went back in and used my black sharpie to color the rivet heads black so they were hidden in the black fuzz.
    Not sure if there is enough room on the truck doors to do this but thought I would suggest it.
  11. RDAH
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 465

    from NL, WI

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to use the adhesive route. Got the first set from Midfifty & the second set from LMC Truck. Both are made in China.
  12. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,856


    2X on this stuff, it really works. The only problem is the tape is a little thick and the fuzzies will run a bit tight against the glass.
  13. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,017

    26 roadster

    ditto here
  14. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 6,030


    x3 on this stuff. The real deal. Useful all over the place.
  15. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
    Posts: 1,595


    Timely topic.
    Was just disassembling the window garnish trim from the doors of the 40 Chrysler Coupe. The "fuzzies" were stapled on. The staples are fairly heavy and were clinched on the backside. They were troublesome to get off, but had to be removed as the "fuzzies" were rotten and wore out.
    I think I'll go with the 3M adhesive or tape when it comes time for replacements as suggested, as I don't see how to accurately transfer the existing hole locations of the garnish onto some new strips; the backside is inside a curve.

    And, thanks for the source info, guys.

  16. oldspert
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,261

    from Texas

    There lies the problem.
  17. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 3,535


    I use the 3M weatherstrip adhesive. You have clean the area with thinner before you put a light coat on both sides that need to bond, let it get tacky, and join. Be sure its in the correct place, hold it tight for 5 minutes (I often use the window to hold it tight.)

    Use the same stuff with the same procedure on the replacement rubber weather stripping. Gene
  18. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 4,369


    I use the paper clip method made as staples as Brian55lrv does--there is no danger of screw heads or pop rivets scratching the glass--use this method on 40 fords as they had staples as well on the garnishes
  19. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,359

    from Mayberry

    x 2

  20. Mac_55
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 688


    When i did them on my 55 the kit came with a bunch of very tiny flat head screws and a small drill bit . About 6 screws in each one , they bury in the felt and you cant even see them once tight .
  21. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,653


    Just remove the clips and use some small screws from the hardware store. Drill thru the fuzzy into the door one at a time. If you need to hold them in place during drilling use a small clamp. Use the Sharpie on the screw heads as needed.
  22. WrenchKitten
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
    Posts: 116


    NEVER ever buy anything like this from LMC. Especially any of their weatherstrip crap.

    Ya'll are talking about using screws, but if I'm thinking of what he's talking about... it's the two fuzzys, one on each side that the window comes up and goes down through into the door. It's a short piece and it snaps in the door. I don't see how you could get anything in there to... screw, haha.

    Also known as anti-rattlers? I got my kit from Dennis Carpenter.... the only problem I had was with the round part and forming it around the door/glass.

    You do really have to use some pressure to get those clips snapped back in place... This was the "removal" part...looking down into the door.

    Oh and this is on my '66 F100.


    Both removed...


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