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Unread 08-23-2011, 06:43 AM   #1
hollybygolly
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weather stripping? help?

Ok guys...

It's getting to be that time of year where I am forced to put my hard top & doors on. Trouble is the weather stripping on my doors is completely shot. I started looking at the kits and frankly, its a little expensive for me at this point (husband is laid off and I just got back to work after a few months off for surgeries). I guess my question is; what are your opinions on the universal stripping? I found various sizes at O'Reillys for 6-8 bucks for a 10ft roll. This I can afford but will it work as well as the stuff that is pre molded? Is installation a total pain? Any words of wisdom are appreciated. Thanks a million!

-Holly

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Unread 08-23-2011, 09:22 AM   #2
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Do you have half doors or full doors? But I got weather stripping from the junk yard for about $5 and got alot more than 10ft but for the sake of keeping it simple just get it from O'Reilly's. Just get a strip that's in similar size to what the kit has and use it where the kit uses it. It's not hard, just put weather stripping where you can, which is mainly going to be on the front windshield, the openings for the doors, the back window (top of the tail gate mainly) and depending on how good your top fits you might need to do double layers of it as one piece on the jeep and another on the top so you get a good seal. Tape does wonders weather masking tape on delecate surfaces or duck tape on stronger serfaces, it doesnt look good, but it sure does seal.
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Unread 08-23-2011, 11:05 AM   #3
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Ebay $48.00 for the set (full doors)
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Unread 08-24-2011, 02:09 AM   #4
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I have full hard doors. All of the stripping on the jeep is perfect except for the doors. I pulled them out of storage yesterday and realized I'd better replace it pretty soon.

danlee- I can't afford the 50 bucks. Sad... I know... but I just can't. I can barely afford the 10 dollar roll at the auto parts store. It's been a really rough year to say the least.
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Unread 08-24-2011, 07:59 AM   #5
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Holly,

There are just somethings that are worth going into debt for, you can try to patch it the best you can with all the other products, but I don't think you will be happy with the results. Just my opinion
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Unread 08-24-2011, 08:04 AM   #6
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Live with the old stripping or try to repair it the best you can with a little black silicone from your auto parts store.
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Unread 08-24-2011, 08:45 AM   #7
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Danlee- credit cards are the work of the devil. Cash is king my friend. Besides... I'm in the hole thousands upon thousands upon thousands in medical debt. I'd love nothing more than to drop 100+ bucks on a entire kit and replace everything but every dime of my 'oh crap' fund went into the tranny last month. I think I'm going to take the black silicone route and replace everything next year. I would just say the heck with it and keep my soft top & doors on but Michigan winters are a little unforgiving and my son doesn't like to be that cold lol
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