Ford F-250 Weatherstrip Seal
Some Things to Keep in Mind to Add More Years to Your Ford F-250 Weatherstrip Seal
Just because your Ford F-250 is a mighty workhorse doesn't mean its interior should be rugged, too. You see, after a hard day's work, the least you need is an uncomfortable interior that will just add up to your driver fatigue. One way you can keep your trucks' cabin comfy and isolated from the annoying outside elements like rain, snow, dust, and noise is to keep your Ford F-250 weatherstrip seal in perfect shape. This rubber strip acts as an efficient seal along the edges of the truck's windows, hood, doors, and other contraptions to prevent outside elements from finding their way into the cabin by passing through the gaps. If interior comfort is important to you, here are some of the things that you can do to maintain the efficiency of your Ford truck's weatherstrip seal:
- Clean and condition your Ford F-250 weatherstrip seal regularly.
The best way to uphold the efficiency of your weatherstrip is to keep it spick and span. Clean the weatherstripping at every car wash or after serious off-roading. Wash off dirt and contaminants by applying soapy water and gently scrubbing the rubber using a sponge. Eliminate the soap by wiping the weatherstripping with a clean towel that's soaked in water. Allow the weatherstripping to dry completely before conditioning it. Conditioning is done by applying generous amount of rubber protectant or silicone spray into the weatherstrip and allowing it to penetrate well into the rubber.
- Winterize your weatherstripping with silicone spray.
If you reside in a place where winter is usually characterized by snow, it is always wise to winterize the weatherstripping to prevent the door from sticking to it due to ice. One way to do that is to apply silicone spray into the rubber before the weather gets too cold. You can directly spray the silicone into the weatherstrip, or you can spray it on a clean cloth and then wipe it on the rubber.
- Never use oil- or petroleum-based products on your weatherstripping.
Don't make the mistake of using oil or petroleum-based product on your weatherstrip.Oil and petroleum can damage and deteriorate the rubber weatherstrip prematurely. So before purchasing a weatherstrip protectant, read the label and make sure it doesn't have oil or petroleum contents.