Replacing Door Weatherstripping - Subaru Forester

Old 03-30-17, 03:10 PM
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Replacing Door Weatherstripping - Subaru Forester

Is replacing a car door's weatherstripping a diy project? Or is it best left to a mechanic? The weatherstripping on my car is stretched out of shape and the clips won't hold it any more.
Old 03-30-17, 03:13 PM
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Typ the weatherstiping is held in place with clips, screws and fir trees.

Relatively easy but I suggest getting some trim removal tools that will help remove the clips without scratching up the paint.
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I'm not sure exactly what the weatherstripping looks like on your forester, I have a 2017. If its not stretched too much I'd try to glue it in place if possible but I think full replacement could be diy.
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If the weatherstripping will go back in place [not deformed where it's no longer functional] I like to use 3M's weatherstrip adhesive. It sticks well so try and be neat and/or have a solvent handy to clean up with.

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