Re: [DML] Replacing door weatherstripping
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Re: [DML] Replacing door weatherstripping

The first time I replaced weather stripping was on my D too. Here's are the 
steps I took:

Start on the passenger side. You won't see this side much so you should be 
a pro when it comes time to do the "all important" driver side.

Remove the old weather stripping. The inner ones just pull right off. The 
outer ones will take some effort. Be sure to use some 3M General Purpose 
Adhesive Remover to get rid of the old adhesive on the D. Next, shave any 
fiberglass away in the corners where the old inner strip was torn. This 
lowers the strip and prevents it from being crushed and torn. Don't take 
too much off, or else it won't seal properly!

Now you are ready to install the new stuff. Get some 3M Super Weather Strip 
Adhesive glue (black, not yellow). Follow the directions on the tube when 
applying to the inner strips. Don't go crazy with this stuff, or else you 
will have to clean it up later. I broke the job up into a few sections at a 
time to make it easier to handle.

The outer strips just push into place. Make sure the side with the holes 
face the outside. Glue the two ends together where they join near the door 

Finally after the glue dries, clean the strips with a rubber conditioner or 
silicone lubricant. This will allow the door to close without the rubber 
gripping and tearing.

Hope this helps,
VIN 4099

At 01:32 AM 3/16/2006 +0000, you wrote:
>I am looking to replace both the inner and outer door seals on my car.
>I remember seeing comments from time to time about certain things to
>be sure to do when replacing the seals so the door fits well and the
>seals don't get torn (like they are now), etc. In searching the
>archives the only actual instructions I could find were for the
>riveted piece on the top of the door. Can anyone provide me with step
>by step instructions to removing and replacing both the inner and
>outer seals? I have never done weatherstripping on any cars before, so
>no detail or step is too obvious. Feel free to contact me off list if
>you wish. Thanks for any and all help or advice!

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