All I could find in the manuals, (I have limited access to the SRM's) was a temporary repair
I have pasted portions below. It sound like the only slot they slide into would be the edge created by the paint.
If you would like more I will send. I just don't want the message to get too long. It's a pretty lengthy process
NOTE: THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IS FOR
This subject contains approved specific repairs for replacing and bonding of the nose radome lightning diverter strips.
2. LimitationsA. Temporary Repair is limited to 450 Flight hours maximum
B. All edges of each lightning strip must be completely bonded to the radome with no gaps, separations or pinholes.
C. The work area must be clean and well ventilated, with ambient temperature 20°C to 30°C (70°F to 90°F), and humidity not more than 75%.
D. Do not use power tools to abrade resin or surface of radome.
E. Use clean wax-free containers to mix the adhesive.
F. The adhesives must not be thinned.
A. Remove the nose radome, refer to the Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM).
B. Remove the hardware at the lightning strip termination, at the aft end.
C. Peel off the lightning strip from the surface of the radome.
D. Remove the old adhesive with a clean cloth dampened with methyl ethyl ketone.
E. Use pressure-sensitive mylar tape to mask off the area where the lightning strip is to be bonded. NOTE: The area must extend 0.125 inch (3.175 mm) beyond the edges and the ends of the lightning strip to form a fillet.
CAUTION: INSTALL THE LIGHTNING STRIP DIRECTLY ONTO
THE PRIMED SURFACE OF
THE RADOME ONLY.
F. Remove all the polyurethane topcoat in the lightning strip recess faying surface area by abrasion with #400 grit abrasive paper.
G. Lightly abrade the primer in the radome faying surface area using Scotchbrite pads to remove the glaze. NOTE: Damaged or missing primer must be replaced with one coat of primer CMS565-01 (refer to Chapter 51).
NOT ABRADE THE CENTER PORTION OF
THE LIGHTNING STRIPS.
H. Abrade the faying surfaces of the lightning strips with #80 grit abrasive paper to remove all resin or paint glaze.
I. Clean the faying surfaces with a clean cloth dampened with methyl ethyl ketone. NOTE: The cleaned parts must be handled with clean white cotton gloves.
J. Mask off the external surface of the lightning strip with pressure-sensitive tape.
K. Prepare the Amicon CT
-5047-2 A/B conductive adhesive by mixing one hundred parts by weight of A with six parts by weight of B. Part B shall be fully mixed into Part A in a clean, wax-free container. Do not thin the adhesive. NOTE: Mixed conductive adhesive remaining must be discarded after 45 minutes.
CAUTION: MAKE SURE THAT THE ADHESIVES ARE NOT APPLIED TO
THE SEGMENTED SURFACES OF
THE DIVERTER STRIPS.
L. Apply conductive adhesive to the strip termination attachment and the radome faying surfaces. Make sure that the faying surfaces are fully covered with a 0.005 inch (0.127 mm) layer of conductive adhesive, 0.360 inch (9.144 mm) forward of the termination attachment end, as shown in