Dodge D150 Weatherstrip Seal
Three Ways to Maintain the Excellent Condition of Your Dodge D150 Weatherstrip Seal
No matter how ruggedly looking your D150 is from the outside, you still deserve a comfy interior to at least minimize your driving fatigue. The weatherstrip seal is among those components that help give you a comfortable ride by preventing outside elements like rain, wind, and noise from getting into the interior via the gaps between the doors and window glass and their respective frames. The weatherstripping efficiently seals those gaps, so outside elements don't stand a chance of finding their way into the cabin. With all its benefits, it is your responsibility to keep your Dodge D150 weatherstrip seal in good shape. Here are some tips on how you can do that:
- Clean the weatherstrip seal regularly.
If you usually use your Dodge truck in doing heavy duty tasks and in driving on rugged terrains, even its weatherstripping can get filthy, too. So along with your every car wash every time you get home from off-roading, it won't hurt if you take a few minutes cleaning your weatherstrip seal as well. You can do that using warm soapy water and a sponge. Just make sure to rinse the soap residue with clean water afterwards and wipe the rubber to dry using a clean towel.
- Protect or condition the weatherstripping.
After cleaning the weatherstrippping, it is a good idea to protect and condition it. This can be done by coating the entire weatherstrip surface with a generous amount of silicone-based spray. Allow the conditioner to do its wonders on the rubber before wiping the weatherstripping for excess spray. The conditioner will bring back the rubber's shine and make it more capable of beading water away.
- Periodically inspect the weather strip seal for damage.
While cleaning and conditioning the weatherstripping, you should also take the chance to inspect its entire length for cracks or pinholes. Also check for bulging or any part of the rubber that no longer sits well on the frame. If you noticed any imperfection, deal with it immediately to prevent it from getting more serious. Some weatherstripping problems can still be remedied, but if you noticed that the rubber has already lost its pliability, then you should consider replacement because that means it is no longer capable of doing its job.