Ford Ranger Weatherstrip Seal
Tips for Maintaining Your Ford Ranger Weatherstrip Seal
The Ford Ranger weatherstrip seal has been playing a vital yet subtle role in keeping your truck cabin free from water droplets. This rubber component wraps around the contours of your doors in an almost air-tight quality. But aside from preventing water from coming inside the cabin, the weatherstrip seal also acts as a cushion and noise muffler, so you really benefit from this original equipment part of your pick-up truck. While the rubber should last you a good number of years, you should be proactive in keeping it in its best shape. You won't regret taking these simple and easy measures. Here are some tips in maintaining your Ford Ranger weatherstrip seal.
- Open the doors and windows to inspect the weatherstrip seal.
The weatherstrip seal is applied to areas in your truck where there are openings. It acts as the buffer component for water, particles, and noise that might be encountered during your drives. To have an idea how much dirt and grime your weatherstrip has accumulated, you would have to open your truck's doors and windows for inspection.
- Prepare your truck for weatherstrip seal cleaning.
Cleaning your Ford Ranger weatherstrip seal can be done after your car wash or on its own. Either way, you should prepare your truck properly for the cleaning. You have to make sure that the doors and windows are cleared from any contraptions and equipment that can hinder you from cleaning the weatherstrip seal. You should also take note if there are any protruding bolts or other mounts near those areas. Removing them can ease your way around later.
- Scrub and wipe your weatherstrip seal using a sponge or cloth.
To clean your weatherstrip seal, you will have to use a sponge or cloth soaked in your car shampoo solution. You can also soak it in water but the car shampoo can be helpful. Wring out the excess to avoid dripping over your interior as you do your cleaning. Carefully scrub the weatherstrip seal as you follow the contours of the door and window frames. Go back and forth until you have thoroughly cleaned out all the dirt and grime from it.