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Dodge W250 Weatherstrip Seal

How to Keep Your Dodge W250 Weatherstrip Seal in Top Form

If harsh winds, rain, or road debris keep entering your vehicle's interior, then how can you be comfortable throughout your journey? That is why your Dodge D250 weatherstrip seal is there to help you by deflecting different things that may enter the cabin. However, harsh elements can cause it to get damaged. Hence, you must take care of your Dodge W250 weatherstrip seal to extend its life. Here are some tips that you can follow:

  • Keep your weatherstrip seal clean with the appropriate tools and substances.

Dirt and other particles can get stuck on your weatherstrip seal and can reduce its bond from your vehicle's door or window. Hence, you must wash it with a mixture of mild car soap and water. Since the mild car soap is intended for automotive purposes, you can guarantee that it will be safe on your weatherstrip seal. You can also use a soft bristle brush to scrub tough dirt from your weatherstrip seal because it can reach the spots that you can barely see clearly. In addition, a smooth microfiber towel can help in wiping your weatherstrip seal to prevent moisture and further dirt from settling on it after washing.

  • Park your vehicle in a shaded area.

As much as possible, you must find a cool or shaded spot where you can park your vehicle. This is because most weatherstrip seals have rubber content, which can easily fade when exposed to too much heat. And although your weatherstrip seal has a protection against UV rays, not subjecting it to direct sunlight can extend its life and keep it in top shape.

  • Apply a protectant to prevent your weatherstrip seal from premature damage.

Because your weatherstrip seal is part of your vehicle's exterior, different road elements can cause it to be damaged. So to avoid this, you can use a protectant. Since most weatherstrip seals are made of rubber or silicone, the type of protectant you must use should be compatible to the type of material that your weatherstrip seal is made of. The protectant will prevent your weatherstrip seal from cracking prematurely, so that its top quality can be maintained. In addition, the protectant can prevent your weatherstrip seal from sticking to the surface it is mounted to.

  • Tips to Do a Simple Dodge W250 Weatherstrip Seal Installation

    Because of its constant road exposure, your Dodge W250 weatherstrip seal can get damaged and eventually fade over time. Using a worn-out weatherstrip seal will no longer keep your vehicle's interior protected from rain, dirt, and corrosion, plus it can even make it look more unsightly. Hence, the best thing to do is to replace it. But no worries because having a professional experience is not really a requirement to get through the installation process. It can be quite simple. With the appropriate tools and materials, you can surely place your new Dodge W250 weatherstrip seal on your vehicle successfully:

    Tip #1: Clean the mounting area to make sure that the adhesive will be bonded securely.

    Upon removing the old weatherstrip seal, dirt and old traces of adhesive may be left on the surface. So before installing your new weatherstrip seal, it is best to clean the mounting area first to ensure a secure adhesion. For this matter, you can scrub the mounting area with at least 60-grit sandpaper to make sure that the adhesive you will use for the new one will stick better. In addition, you can use a mild car soap and clean water to safely wash the dirt and other particles away from the mounting area.

    Tip #2: Test fit your weatherstrip seal to see possible signs of damage or adjustment.

    It is better to pre-fit your weatherstrip seal before installing it securely. This will allow you to check it for any signs of damage. In addition, this process can help you to measure your weatherstrip seal on the mounting area so that it can be positioned properly. Test fitting your new weatherstrip seal can also help determine if there are possible adjustments that need to be done so you will not encounter any trouble of removing it later on.

    Tip #3: Use a masking tape to help you with the proper installation.

    Because you will be putting adhesive on your new weatherstrip seal, it is better to put masking tape all around the mounting area. This will protect the nearby areas from being affected by the adhesive. Also, the masking tape can be helpful in helping your new weatherstrip seal stay secured while it dries up.