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Auto Weatherstrip Installation Tips

We make thousands of rubber parts at Steele Rubber Products but we rarely get to see them after they leave the shop. We visited with the guys at Quarter Mile Muscle in Mooresville, NC to watch them install our new brass-core door seals on a 1969 Camaro. They did the doors and the trunk seals

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How to Replace your Lock Pillar Filler and Leading Edge

  A worn-out lock pillar filler and leading edge could be responsible for the whistling noise caused by wind.     A door lock pillar seal is the rubber part found where the rear quarter window meets the lock pillar. It serves as the access manager for the quarter window seals and a good lock pillar

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How to Replace the Sliding Quarter Window Weatherstrip on an early 60’s Chevy Suburban

The Chevy Suburban is the longest-running uninterrupted production vehicle nameplate ever and an American classic. Changing the window weatherstrips in those iconic rear side sliding windows can be intimidating but we’ll walk you through the entire process step by step! In this video we’re using a 1965 Chevy Suburban but 1960- 66 have the same

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The Importance of Weatherstripping on your Vehicle

Car enthusiasts- let’s face it, weatherstripping is not the first thing that comes to your mind when you decide to start your auto renovation project, but unknowingly for most – proper weatherstripping is a crucial element to keep your investment in good shape for the long haul. What is Weatherstripping? Weatherstripping is a seal, mostly

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How To Install Trunk Weatherstripping on Your Classic Car

I’ve said it before and Ill say it again- weatherstripping is not a fun and sexy part of automotive restoration but it is super important. Want to keep your interior looking new? And your trunk water free? Having good, functional weatherstripping is essential and it’s also the finishing touch to making your car look brand

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How to Remove and Replace Door Clinch Seal on a Truck

Clinch seal type weatherstripping was developed by auto manufacturers to speed up installation of the door seals on the assembly line. Clinch seals use no glue but are simply pressed on to the pinch-weld area of the door opening. They prevent water, wind and other harmful elements from damaging the carpet and interior of your

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How To Determine the Gap Size on your Weatherstrip

When it comes to your classic car, truck or hot rod Steele has weatherstripping for all applications. For a lot of vehicles, there are OEM replacements that fit like originals and you can simply order those, install them and you’re all sealed up and ready to go! But some folks have a car that didn’t

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How to Glue Automotive Weatherstrip the Right Way

Weatherstripping is not a fun or sexy part of auto restoration but adds a lot to the look and functionality of your vehicle! Using quality products and installing them properly can ensure that your interior is protected from the elements, that your vehicle looks good and you have a nice quiet ride for many years

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Danny discusses When to Replace Rubber Seals

On this episode of My Classic Car Danny Agosta, of Steele Rubber Products, shows when to replace your rubber seals and weatherstripping. Danny also discusses the Custom Catalog and how to determine gap size using Silly Putty and Saran Wrap.