It never fails. You may think you have your hot rod is complete but there’s always “just one more thing”. Road Tour Chauffeur Jerry Dixey was sniveling that rain was coming in through the door gaps. Turns out in the rush to get the car on the road we had forgotten to install the rubber door molding from SoffSeal. (Since we had chopped the top the rain gutters were smooth over.)
Coming to our rescue was Jeff Hubert of SoffSeal who walked over from his booth at the Nats with a roll of rubber door seal. While he and ol’ Editor Brennan (looked on but not much in the way of help) Jeff was able to place rubber weatherstripping on both doors. This should make Jerry a lot happier in the rain!
Editor Brennan (left) and Jeff Hubert of SoffSeal (right) working on laying down weatherstripping.
Start with a clean edge and peel back only enough tape to give you enough exposed rubber to start project. (Resist temptation to take off all of the adhesive covering.)
Moving along in several inch increments press the SoffSeal rubber firmly against surface. (Make sure surface is clean, might use rubbing alcohol to clean metal surface.)
Once you’ve pressed the rubber against the metal then you can begin to peel back another couple of inches of the adhesive covering.
Be patient and go along the area to be covered slowly.
In the beginning you might want to map out your area to be covered and cut to fit. Don’t “stretch” the rubber as you layout area to be covered.