Cold outside and the rubber came undone from my door


#1

Hi, I live in the Midwest and last week it was very cold and when I tried to get into my car the rubber came off/undone from around the window and door. When I open the door now, the black rubber is just hanging down. Should I use some type of glue, and or will this continue to happen since it’s very cold now and it will get colder.


#2

3M has some good adhesive for these type of rubber products (I don’t remember it’s name but it comes out yellow)I like to treat my door rubbers with a silicone paste(apply with a rag)it prevents this condition.


#3

I Used To Use That Stuff. It Was Called 3M Super-Weatherstrip-Adhesive.

I just checked. It is still available. It is made for this purpose. Click the link below.
http://www.3m.com/product/information/Super-Weatherstrip-Adhesive.html

I used it when I managed an auto body shop.
You should be able to buy it at most auto parts stores, especially ones that sell to body shops. Follow the product directions, carefully.


#4

Others have given you good advice on replacing it, but I would point out that it may have come off due to freezing on the door. After you get it back on and you get everything clean and dry, I would suggest using the silicon lube on the rubber so it will not stick to the frame again if it is wet and freezing.


#5

Joseph, You Agree With Old School. Good Advice.