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I'm going to replace my old manky door seals on my jeans bug, but I heard some replacement ones don't quite fit properly. So, where's the best place to get them from? VW Heritage?

Thanks :hangloose
 

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MissVdub said:
I'm going to replace my old manky door seals on my jeans bug, but I heard some replacement ones don't quite fit properly. So, where's the best place to get them from? VW Heritage?

Thanks :hangloose
Have you ever fitted any before? I need to do the same with mine as you can see daylight through gaps in my doors now!!!

Will keep my eye on this post as would be good to get some recomendations on places.
 

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Mine were from heritage and i think are genuine. They are well easy to fit, they just push into the groove.

Mine were a fantastic fit. They are kind of a grey colour though, not black.
 

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I got mine from just campers and they are fine. be aware they do need to be glued in. didn't do mine for 3 months and lost my temper with em so many times coz they kept falling out.
 

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I'll be doing mine soon, also i have purchased oem quality from Heritage. They look good + stong. As mentioned before they do look grey in colour, but i think this is only because the rubber is so new. If you wet it a bit and rub it the black comes through.

I've done searches on this subject already and found a geeza advised the use of Terostat 9200 glue which was apparently much better than evo stick(dont know if it smells as nice though)

Probably the main problem with door rubbers is if the door is not aligned spot on and just rubs pulling it out of its channel.

Good luck anyhow.
 

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Thanks guys, think I'm going to go with Status (don't really fancy grey rubbers).

Thanks for the tip about the glue too! :)
 

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Well it turns out Status don't have any for my car so I've gone to VW Heritage! They said they were grey till they're worn in and wetting them a bit helps, so that's what I'll do! :)
 

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Grey is the correct colour when new and original VW. If they arrive black, send them back! The rubber is sort of foamy and needs to sit well into the groove, or the door will not shut easily. I suggest that you first fit the seal without glue to make sure that it is positioned well and the door closes. Then pull sections back out, apply glue to just the outside edge (that sits onder the fold of the door skin) and then push back in while still wet, otherwise, it won't sit all the way in. When it dries, you can go around the edge and rub off any exposed glue.
 

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Thanks for the advice Peter. At the moment, the old seals are just wedged in without any glue! No wonder it's a bit drafty :lol:
 
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