Wanted - door seals etc...

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Wanted - door seals etc...

Post by MULLEY » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:30 pm

Evening all,

does anyone know where i can get my mitts on brand new door seals? Also need to get hold of the outerwindow bit which has the felt on it, which clears the windows of moisture when winding up & down (sorry for sounding dim, but i dont know what that part is actually called?)

I'm hoping that new door seals will reduce noise levels & stop some water getting into both my cars. Also when lowering the windows, any moisture on the glass doesnt even get disturbed as the felt must be shagged out.... so cant see out of them unless i actually wipe them clear which is ok until i start driving & then it rains, visibility gets worse over time...

I hope i am making sense??

Cheers....

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Post by BX Bandit » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:34 pm

You make perfect sense...but good luck with that window/felt/seal...I have tried to get them to fit but it seems an absolute ar$e!! I have taken to using a flexible adhesive to keep mine on and it's kind of working..just but they are a complete b&gger to fit!...unless someone has a tip out there???
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Post by tom » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:48 pm

Time for a screed I suppose. THe weatherstrips at the bottom of the doors are irreplaceable (or £83+VAT each) so first remove the glass then remove the strip from the bottom Any other way will break it. Wash it in hot and soapy then place it in a vat of Fairy Liquid for 24 hours before scrubbing it back to as new condition. The sealing rubbers will cut and shut with a razor blade and superglue. treat them the same way. Refit them inside out, swapping doors as you do so and use vaseline to set them into place. While they and the windows are out, it is a great time to paint the window frames. If you come across a door seal tree, take several cuttings and alert me!

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Post by BX Bandit » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:52 pm

Refit them inside out, swapping doors as you do so and use vaseline to set them into place. While they and the windows are out, it is a great time to paint the window frames. If you come across a door seal tree, take several cuttings and alert me!
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Post by MULLEY » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:38 pm

Its sounding complicated already, i was hoping this would be something that i might be able to tackle. I will try a contact that i made earlier on in the year who may be able to source the bits that i need, if i find out more i will alert the forum to available supplies....

You would think that these parts would be readily available & not at huge cost, but then again its Citroen & its parts which are over 5 years old, so either unavailable or extortinate costs, hopefully neither, fingers crossed....

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Post by jeremy » Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:56 am

There are many rubber profile suppliers - and for your local one I'd suggest having a look in Yellow pages.

If you search on the net you may be able to find someone publishing a list of profiles - I have found one in the past but haven't got the link on this computer.

Generally they are not very expensive but if you want door seals the circumfrence is huge!

Are you sure your doors are shutting properly and a bit of adjustment somewhere including a gentle bend of the frame wouldn't help?

I don't think the window seals are meant to keep everything out - as the ends are impossible to seal.

Other fur like trim and things may be available from specialist vehicle restoration suppliers like Woolies and Frost.