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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2002, 07:52 AM
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Is there an easy way to replace hard door seals?

I'm in the process of replacing all the door seals on my jeep and am struggling. I am wondering if there is any tricks, or easy way to replace the window wipe seals on hard doors, or does it just take time and patience. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: Is there an easy way to replace hard door seals?

2. I just went to the junk yard and pulled a couple of good seals off an import.
2. Cut the seals to lenght.
3. Used Weldwood Carpenters Contact cement to install the seals.
4. Used Black RTV to make a nice little factory-like edge on the sill.
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Re: Is there an easy way to replace hard door seals?

I ordered factory replacement window wipe seals. Sorry, I should have been more specific. There are 4 clips that attach to the inside of the window opening (4 on each side for each seal) and I can't get the new seals to clip into place. I managed to get 2 of the clips attached on the outter side, but cannot get the other two. Plus, once 2 of the clips are in place, it is very hard to see the other holes that the other 2 clips attach. Also, I am wondering if it is easier to replace the inner or the outter side first.
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Re: Is there an easy way to replace hard door seals?

If you haven't already done it... it's easier to remove the window and then install the seals. This gives you a little more room to release the clips.

One little hint... before you install the new seals repaint the seal area where the clips scrape the metal. It's a source of rust, and also sill cracks.
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