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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 01-14-2016, 06:24 PM
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Repairing seal?

I closed the trunk while doing some work. Sparing the details, this happened:

Is there any way to patch up a seal? This is on the trunk so I don't care about it being perfect, but is there something I could use to glue it up? Or like, load it with silicone?

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Old 01-14-2016, 09:02 PM
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I think silicone might work. Don't load it up, just coat the mating surfaces and press it together. Don't close the trunk until it is dried.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:09 PM
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I would use a hot glue gun ..
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Old 01-15-2016, 05:54 AM
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Hot glue? While I love hot glue, it wouldn't do the trick here. It would be too stiff in the winter, which it currently is, and wouldn't stay stuck very long.

Since this is a rubber foam seal, I might give some black rtv a shot.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:33 AM
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Go by a dive shop and pick up a a container of neoprene cement. This is the adhesive they use to manufacture and repair wetsuits.
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:22 AM
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I think the neoprene cement is a great idea.
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Old 01-15-2016, 08:05 AM
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Yeah, I'll just go to the local dive shop in ontario in winter...
I'll get some off amazon and give it a shot. Is the seal material neoprene?

Thanks!
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Old 01-15-2016, 10:44 AM
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Kurt, Don't know exactly where you are in Ontario, Canada, but here is a roster of 70-80 dive shops that are available to you!

https://www.bing.com/entities/search...da&FORM=SNAPST
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:20 AM
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... I'm pretty surprised at how many there are near me. I wonder how they stay in business? Anyways, I've ordered some neoprene cement off of amazon already, I may update with the results when it arrives.
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Old 01-15-2016, 11:49 AM
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Hopefully you got the liquid, much easier to work with. Last used it couple years ago after reprinting my 81 e21, original owner, and found the trunk seals were NLA, no longer available, and was able to repair the seal where unless you knew there was a tear, you couldn't spot it. First used the adhesive in the early 60's to extend the surfing season through the winter. Good stuf if used sparingly...
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Old 01-15-2016, 01:44 PM
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Go by a dive shop and pick up a a container of neoprene cement. This is the adhesive they use to manufacture and repair wetsuits.
Great idea .. You dive ?
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