Ford F150 Weatherstrip Seal
Tips on How to Maintain Your Ford F150 Weatherstrip Seal
Wet weather can be a fierce rival of your truck's interior. Despite Ford's tough truck reputation, you should still treat every single panel and component of your truck with the respect and care it deserves. This is the reason auto manufacturers have been investing on vehicle weatherstrip seals for a long time now. These rubber components fill in the gaps left by metal components in doors, trunks, and hoods. They also have the tendency to muffle sound and absorb some impact from closing the doors. So how do you take care of these rubber fillings? We share to you some tips on how to take care of your Ford F150 weatherstrip seal and prolong its life. Read on.
- Prepare the tools and materials for weatherstrip maintenance.
Before you begin with any maintenance steps with the weatherstrip seals of your truck, you should prepare the tools and materials you are going to use. This may include the following materials: bucket (that will be filled with clean water), clean cloth, weatherstrip seal adhesive, cleaning solution, spray silicone, and masking tape.
- Wipe your weatherstrip seal with a wet clean cloth once in a while.
The weatherstrip seals can accumulate dirt and grime over periods of use. This is because particles make their way in spaces between the doors. You can reduce the amount of dirt sticking on the weatherstrip seals by wiping the contours of your doors and hood with a wet clean cloth. Rinse the cloth every after panel to get rid of the dirt and grime. This is the easiest to perform since it only requires you a pail of water, cloth, and some elbow grease.
- Dismantle the weatherstrip seals for cleaning.
If you want to give your weatherstrip seals a good cleaning, we recommend that you dismantle them from the assemblies first. This allows you to fully reach and clean the spaces on the rubber as well as the areas of the car covered by the strips. You can clean the rubbers with a sponge and brush. Don't forget to rinse and dry later.
- After cleaning, apply ample amount of adhesive before mounting back the strips.
Apply ample amount of weatherstrip seal adhesive before mounting the pieces back to the door and hood. Use masking tape to hold the strips as the adhesive dries up.