Does anyone know how hard it is to install weather-stripping? Also, has anyone ever ordered those kits from j.c. whitney or kanter, and if so, do they match your car, or is there a lot of trimming involved?
Most weatherstrip uses an adhesive to install.Some will use clips of one sort or another or even a channel that the strip fits into. It all depends on your car. Use a good grade weatherstrip adhesive like 3M Weatherstrip Adhesive.
kit i got for my truck doors didn't quite fit, just cut out the extra and glued it back together on the bottom, used that 3m stuff. the black was recommended to me over the yellow. worked great. couldn't figure out which side went towards the jam at first. looks like an easyboy from a cross section, the back of the "chair" goes away from the cab
Just done all the weather strips on my Chevy truck, got the seals & black adhesive from Chevy Duty. I found fitting the strips first & holding them in place with clothes pegs from ya washing line helps, then peeling the surface back that you will apply the adhesive to about 6" at a time, just saves the sticky mess then leave pegs on for a short while. Hey presto its all done!
Try Soffseal products at Soffseal.com. I used one of their kits for my Oldsmobile and it wasn't too hard. The main thing is to make sure your car's seal channels are well cleaned before you try to put the glue and seal in. I also recommend the black seal glue over the yellow type, as previously mentioned. I put the seal kit in my car in 1992 and it still looks good today. Good Luck!
it depends on how you value your own time, the cheaper weatherstriping kits take time, patience and a good eye where as the more expensive OEM kits like from GM are much,much,much easier to install and give a better factory finish but they are four to five times the price but thye will last four to five times longer, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!!!!! I know as i did it both ways
I have always used Soff Seal with superior results. I did once order some from J.C. Whitney and when they arrived they were Soff Seal. Use the black 3M adhesive, and do not use ArmorAll on your weather strips.