How to Install Car Door Rubber Seals

March 9, 2024

The rubber seals around your car doors are responsible for keeping your cabin warm and dry when you're parked or on the road. But after a while they can start to degrade, leaving gaps that let in cold air or water.

The good news is that it's easy to fix this with a few simple steps. You can even do it yourself! The first thing you should do is open all the windows and doors in your vehicle so that you have more room to work. Next, get a flat head screwdriver and slowly start to loosen the rubber from its frame. Once you have loosened the seal enough, you should be able to pull it off with your hands. If it's still too tight, you can try using a bit of heat to soften it up a bit.

When you're done removing the old rubber, you should wipe the door frame with a sponge that has been wetted down with thinner to remove any remaining glue residue. Then, you should apply a thin layer of weather stripping adhesive on the clean surface of your frame where you're going to install the new rubber. Before you put the rubber down, however, you should make sure that it fits the gap correctly by pushing it in and hammering with your hand. Once it's in place, you should be able to close the window and the door and the seal should stay in place with just the pressure of the rubber.

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