Jump to content
  • When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

Rubber Door Seal (used) Treatment


nealf

Recommended Posts

Just pulled some door seals off another car to reuse on mine temporarily prior to a repaint sometime in the future. Does anyone know what I should do as far as cleaning/prepping them prior to installation? They are dirty and not the softest, but should be serviceable. Confirmed that BMW no longer sells that Gummiflege stuff.

Thanks

nf

'70 2800CS

'72 Tii

'73 2002

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you use glycerin ( & I think that's probably a good idea),you'll probabley need 8 oz. to a pint. Your local pharmacy probably doesn't stock the cheap stuff in pints but would probably order it for you at perhaps a substantial savings compared to the 4 oz. bottles you find out on the shelf. You can use what's left over to lubricate water hoses before installing them or reinstalling them. As good as KY for that job & many other tasks.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

it will adhere well. Simple Green, or even tire cleaning products do well. Use 3M Adhesive Remover & Surface Cleaner to get the old glue off.

Conditioning the strip with the various juices can be done once they're in place.

A gummi-pflege product is available from Einzett, purchased from any of the online detailing sites. Glycerine works well, as does the Zymol rubber product.

John in VA

'74 tii "Juanita"  '85 535i "Goldie"  '86 535i "M-POSSTR"  

'03 530i "Titan"  '06 330ci "ZHPY"

bmw_spin.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Someone once told me that if you were to put rubbers in the pre clean tanks at a plating shop (i don't know what the deadly solution is)---but your rubbers come out like new. Any of you cad plating guys should try this for me! I've got many used door seals in various states---glass beading works nicely on rubbers but these are a bit gangly. I'd like to find out about the dipping-----Brent

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"Westley's Blech-White" tire cleaner works great for cleaning old crusty rubber parts.

71, flat black

Beat to fit, paint to match.

Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life.

"Some people spend a lifetime wondering if they made a difference, Marines don't have that problem" - Ronald Reagan

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Something we do as a matter of course at the upholstery shop, is to scuff the material to be glued, even if new, with a scotch brite pad. This opens the pores to the rubber to allow the adhesive to stick much better.

Never let school get in the way of your education!

SiteNamecopy.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    BMW Neue Klasse - a birth of a Sports Sedan

    Unveiling of the Neue Klasse Unveiled in 1961, BMW 1500 sedan was a revolutionary concept at the outset of the '60s. No tail fins or chrome fountains. Instead, what you got was understated and elegant, in a modern sense, exciting to drive as nearly any sports car, and yet still comfortable for four.   The elegant little sedan was an instant sensation. In the 1500, BMW not only found the long-term solution to its dire business straits but, more importantly, created an entirely new
    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    History of the BMW 2002 and the 02 Series

    In 1966, BMW was practically unknown in the US unless you were a touring motorcycle enthusiast or had seen an Isetta given away on a quiz show.  BMW’s sales in the US that year were just 1253 cars.  Then BMW 1600-2 came to America’s shores, tripling US sales to 4564 the following year, boosted by favorable articles in the Buff Books. Car and Driver called it “the best $2500 sedan anywhere.”  Road & Track’s road test was equally enthusiastic.  Then, BMW took a cue from American manufacturers,
    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    The BMW 2002 Production Run

    BMW 02 series are like the original Volkswagen Beetles in one way (besides both being German classic cars)—throughout their long production, they all essentially look alike—at least to the uninitiated:  small, boxy, rear-wheel drive, two-door sedan.  Aficionados know better.   Not only were there three other body styles—none, unfortunately, exported to the US—but there were some significant visual and mechanical changes over their eleven-year production run.   I’ve extracted t
  • Upcoming Events

  • Supporting Vendors

×
×
  • Create New...