Weather strip problem

Doug Chahoy

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Nov 21, 2016
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I’m installing the window stripping on my El Camino. I bought the complete Metro kit from Ecklers. When I installed the door stripping, the doors are tough to close. Now I’ve installed the drivers roof/window stripping and not only does the door not want to close without a hard slam, the window at the B pillar doesn’t even seal. And suggestions on any adjustments or did I get typical aftermarket garbage?
 

565bbchevy

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For my Monte I originally bought Soffseal and they fit like crap so I sent them back and bought Metro which were better fitting but still required some adjustment to get the door to shut perfectly.
That being said I have heard good things about Steele Rubber Products
 

Doug Chahoy

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Nov 21, 2016
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For my Monte I originally bought Soffseal and they fit like crap so I sent them back and bought Metro which were better fitting but still required some adjustment to get the door to shut perfectly.
That being said I have heard good things about Steele Rubber Products
Thanx, I’ll check them out. This aftermarket CRAP is such a PITA
 
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303'505rollin

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I know there not mine but would heating them up with a high temp heat gun and some big flat lipped welding clamps to break them in per say. Not too much to burn them but to soften them. I dont know how they were new as mine were already broken in and were good or never had it long enough to change them out
 

Doug Chahoy

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I ordered the Steele stripping. I’m not going to risk damaging the Metro’s. Now I’ll fight it out with Ecklers.
 

Doug Chahoy

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Got and installed the Steele stripping. Installed easier. The first few times closing the door all the way took alot of hard pushing. Left them sit closed for 3 days and they’re closing MUCH EASIER
 
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