Top Ford Galaxie Weatherstrip Problems and the Reasons behind Them
Did you know that stripping is actually good for your health? If you are also thinking of your Ford Galaxie's weather stripping, then yes, you read that one right. A Ford Galaxie weatherstrip in excellent condition will help keep all forms of precipitation and pollutants, which are really bad for your respiratory health, from entering your vehicle's cabin. However, old age and other factors can cause the weatherstrip to develop problems. Here are some of them:
If water from the rain or car wash starts to enter your vehicle even when the doors and windows are closed, this may be a sign that your Ford Galaxie weatherstrip is already damaged. Most vehicles, including your Ford Galaxie, use weatherstrips that are made from rubber or plastic. Although these materials are expected to last, their frequent exposure to varying temperatures and harsh driving conditions makes them prone to premature wear and tear. Rubber weatherstrips, in particular, tend to crack when subjected to extremely high and low temperatures. In some cases, broken weather stripping can still be repaired through chemical reinforcements. But if the damage can no longer be solved by sealing agents and epoxies, immediate replacement is necessary.
Many Ford Galaxie owners complain about the flapping and tapping noises they hear everytime they drive in higher speeds. If your Ford Galaxie is also having this problem, your vehicle's weatherstrip is probably in trouble. Usually, these weatherstrips are attached to your vehicle using automotive adhesives or tapes. After some time, these adhesives tend to lose their sticking abilities. When the adhesiveness of these tapes disappears, chances are high that your vehicle's weatherstrips will partially or totally fall off from the window and door panels. The annoying noises that you hear are actually caused by the loose weatherstrip's flapping against your Ford Galaxie's doors and/or windows. This problem can still be solved by putting new automotive adhesives on your Ford Galaxie weatherstrip. However, if the weather stripping has already been damaged due to excessive flapping, you have no other option but to replace it with a new one.
Damaged car windows
Securing the windows and the windshield in place is one of the weather stripping's many tasks. So when they become damaged or go missing, it is possible for the windows and the windshield to develop irreparable cracks. To prevent this dangerous thing from happening, you need to regularly check the condition of your vehicle's weatherstrip. If you see any sign of damage, repair or replace them immediately.