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Door seals

#1 Post by Sloppy 2000 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:54 pm

Hi Everyone. I can't find any new old stock door seals. The ones nowadays are soft 3m type. Could anyone point me in the right direction (not weather strips or felt).

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#2 Post by tony » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:18 am

Baines.
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#3 Post by johnnydog » Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:48 pm

Just to clarify a little more, that is COH Baines. Their windscreen seals are pretty good, but whether they do door seals I'm not certain. As you know Jeff, the rubber in most aftermarket seals is very soft, against the firmness of the original door seals and doesn't retain its shape well. The originals, being quite firm, were probably not the best at giving a good air tight seal, but overall fair better than aftermarket efforts. Aftermarket / reproduction varieties are not moulded for the corners either. If the doors have dropped only very slightly, or are very close fit to the the B or C pillars, the rubber can drag on the bodywork and fold over looking very unsightly and not really doing what it was intended to properly.
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Re: Door seals

#4 Post by tony » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:44 pm

Baines do supply door seals. Put some on my S. Unlike some others they are easy to fit and so far seem good.
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Re: Door seals

#5 Post by pete lewis » Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:50 pm

theres other posts about the trials and tribulations of door seals that dont fit

i used C O Baines SRS 071 runs rounds the door channel in five minutes ., use a little soft soap to lube.

you may wish to use a different section , a slightly deeper seal would be my second choice
its getting the Tee section correct to fit the doors C channel that most other suppliers get wrong and then its door off and fight it for days levering and prizing the wedge into the C channel

just how triumph did it on line ....not.

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Re: Door seals

#6 Post by Clifford Pope » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:51 pm

I think I've probably said this before somewhere, but it might be of interest:

I found the most difficult bit was persuading the rubber to stay in the channel on the S-shaped section around the door latch. It wanted to jump off the track, and if constrained in the channel would distort so that it rubbed on the pillar and kept pulling out.

I found the answer was to glue it in with Evostick, and then shut the door with a piece of thick cardboard wedged in the gap, and left shut for a few days until the glue had fully set and the rubber had been forced to conform to the correct shape.

Also other users need educating to be careful getting in and out not to rub against the rubber seal. Modern cars are much more forgiving, and seem to have seals that are clamped robustly in place.

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Re: Door seals

#7 Post by torque2me » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:03 pm

pete lewis wrote:there are other posts about the trials and tribulations of door seals that dont fit

i used C O Baines SRS 071 runs rounds the door channel in five minutes ., use a little soft soap to lube.

just how triumph did it on line ....not.

Pete
Pete, I expect the doors came to the assembly line complete. Not sure if they paint dipped the bodyshell with the doors on but I suspect not.

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