Door and windcsreen rubbers

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Re: Door and windcsreen rubbers

#11 Post by johnnydog » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:44 pm

Whenever I have done a door rubber, I have put the slightest smear of red rubber grease on the section that goes in the door channel. Starting at the top 90 degree corner (a lot easier with an original rubber with the corner moulded in for a positioning guide), with the help of a very thin narrow bladed screwdriver positioned at a very shallow angle, I feed one side into the channel in sections, whilst using the screwdriver as above, and the other side of the lip glides into the channel relatively easily. I stop every 6 " or so, to let the rubber retain its natural length as pressing on it can stretch it ever so slightly. The softer rubber repro versions are even more prone to stretching if you try to do too longer sections without letting it regain it's natural shape/ length.
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Re: Door and windcsreen rubbers

#12 Post by Rod 2500S » Sun May 16, 2021 3:51 am

Thanks all, the rubber grease trick sounds very effective I'll try that

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