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    Which rubber for weather stripping

    I'm looking for weatherstripping for the hood and the trunk of my GTA kit.
    I found those 2 rubbers, which one of the two would be the best you guys think?




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    Re: Which rubber for weather stripping

    Those look to be designed for specific applications. The top one looks as if it is designed to have a lid or some flat surface pressed against it due to the "little squeegee" like edge, and it appears that it's rounder base is mainly there to support that squeegee piece and keep it pressed against the surface, like a spring.
    The bottom strip looks like your basic "crush seal". something just shuts against it and squishes it flat.
    Hmmmm..... with that in mind, I would only use the bottom type for doors that latch and would keep pressure on the seal, and heavy stuff.
    The top design looks more weatherproof to me, as long as it's used in a way to that makes the best of the squeegee edge.

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    Re: Which rubber for weather stripping

    I personaly would go with the 1st option, due to the fact that it has sharper edge so that the water would shead better from the mating surface

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    Re: Which rubber for weather stripping

    Thanks guys for the quick replies!
    I'll indeed go for the first option.

    Gr, Nathan

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    Re: Which rubber for weather stripping

    Might want to use a combination of the two.....
    sorry for the poor photoshop below, but I think you get the idea...
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    Re: Which rubber for weather stripping

    Thanks for the pretty drawing ;D, but I think I had to be more specific.
    I need the rubber to seal the sides of the hood and trunk, front and back are allready taking care of.

    Quote Originally Posted by jntramey
    Might want to use a combination of the two.....
    sorry for the poor photoshop below, but I think you get the idea...

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    Re: Which rubber for weather stripping

    That top section looks like it is designed to go over an upstanding flange. The bottom one obviously is attached with two way tape.

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