How do I replace the rubber around my car's window?

The weather-sealing rubber along my window is getting loose. I live in Seattle, so I need to keep my car protected from the elements. How do I replace the rubber around my car's window?

Answer
The weatherstripping on your window is crucial for keeping your car in good condition and keeping you dry.
If water is getting into your car or if you notice it wearing down, it’s time to replace your weatherstripping.
Get a replacement strip of weatherstripping rubber. While you can buy a generic variety, getting your specific model’s factory-replacement is recommended. This will last longer and keep you from needing to repeat this process.
  1. Remove any screws holding the old rubber in placer.
  2. Then remove the stripping and peel away any remaining adhesive.
  3. Clean and towel the area, then put down a line of fresh adhesive.
  4. Install the new weatherstripping rubber on top of the adhesive, then replace any screws.”
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Rachel Juillerat
Answered on Aug 20, 2021
Rachel Juillerat has her Master's in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College. You can view her work in the Independent, Cupid's Pulse, and the Penmen Review. She has worked in personal finance for five years before transitioning to insurance. She lives in Boston, where she spends her time exploring small New England towns, learning new skills, and napping through her cat's zoomies.
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