Weather stripping is the system of slats lining the edges of a vehicle's windows and doors, made of rubber and soft plastic and held in place by screws and adhesive. It helps keep weather and debris out of the interior as well as the car doors to close more quietly.
Unfortunately, weather strips can and often do wear out over time, eventually needing to be replaced. Signs it's time include:
- Air flowing through the doors or windows where it shouldn't be
- Seepage, often indicated by water stains near leak sites
- Moist or wet strip channels
- Brittle, cracked, or worn-out spots on the strip
Ready to install new weather stripping in your Volkswagen? You're in luck: it's easy. Most of the time, it's as simple as, in order:
- Removing the screws on the old strips
- Pulling the strips away
- Removing the adhesive in the channels
- Drying the areas
- Reapplying new adhesive
- Pressing fresh strips gently into the channels
- Aligning the strips correctly
- Holding them on for a bit
- Replacing any screws with issues
Just be sure that you use the same piece lengths and types of parts that you used before.
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Your best bet for a replacement project is what your OEM makes. After all, VW designs it to fit the model you drive model from the start, not to mention keep up its original looks. You can buy what you need online at our auto parts store. Order today to take advantage of fast shipping right to your door.
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