|PART LOCATION DIAGRAMS
|1. Trunk Seal
2. Rear Roll-Up Quarter Window Seal
3. Sweepers (Inner & Outer)
4. Roof Rail Seal
5. Front Door Weatherstrip
6. Rear Door Weatherstrip
7. Header Seal
8. Pillar Post Weatherstrip
9. Window Channel
10. Lock Pillar Quarter Window Seal
11. Roof Pillar Seal (4-Door Hardtops)
12. Rigid Division Bar Seal
|13. Vent Window Seal
14. Vent Window Vertical Seal
15. Hood to Cowl Seal/Hood Lacing
16. Bumper to Body Seal
17. Door Bottom Seal
18. Door Seal, Full Wrap-Around
19. Fixed Quarter Window Seal
20. Cowl Vent Seal
21. Scuttle Vent Seal
METRO rubber is made from an advanced, proprietary EPDM formula which has superior ozone and UV resistance. METRO's rubber products are molded using high heat and 40 to 125 tons of pressure, which gives them a longer life and clean, smooth looks.
METRO's parts quality, and look and feel usually surpasses the quality of the original rubber parts. All the fine details of the original parts are precisely duplicated, even the details that won't show after installation. The most advanced materials combined with the latest technologies make METRO rubber the highest quality rubber parts available.
METRO's SUPERSoft sponge rubber is the softest and most durable auto rubber you can buy. SUPERsoft has a unique closed micro-cell structure. This cell structure helps give SUPERsoft its superior softness. The material formula and secret manufacturing process gives SUPERsoft better shape "memory", better looks, and better durability and resistance to abrasion, tearing and ripping. Unlike other auto weatherstripping, SUPERsoft does not absorb water -- a key condition to completely sealing out water.
General Installation Tips :
- Apply a water-based lubricant/protectant such as Armorall, or a silicone based furniture polish like Lemon Pledge, to METRO parts where noted in the instructions. Among other things, these lubricants/protectants will allow you to more easily slide fitted rubber parts into cavities or channels. Always use a clean rag to apply these products.
- For removing old rubber and any remaining adhesive residue, use an adhesive releasing agent, such as 3M Part # 8971. Cover any adjoining finished auto body surfaces prior to application with masking tape. This is especially important when applying glue.
- Use a high quality adhesive product, such as 3M Super Black Weatherstrip Adhesive # 08008. Keep in mind that adhesive dries quickly, so have the surface area and replacement part fitted and ready for installation prior to adding any glue. Use 60-grit sandpaper to lightly roughen the rubber surface that will bond next to your car so that your rubber adheres better when using an adhesive. Always apply the glue to another object like a popsicle stick and use the stick to carefully apply the glue to the rubber.
- Simple tools are needed for the installation, such as a Philips head screwdriver, pliers, and a sharp knife or razor blade. Masking tape can be used to protect your car's finish when removing or installing rubber. A color crayon is helpful to match and mark the anchor holes. A clean spackling tool or scraper can be used for spreading glue and inserting the rubber into channels by using the edge. Super glue can be used to repair rubber if it tears during installation.
Door Weatherstrip Installation Guide:
Check carefully to make sure all clips are lined up with the
proper holes before inserting ANY clips in door holes. If the clips
are removed or improperly lined up, the rubber may be torn.
- Remove the old strip in one piece if possible. Remove any old anchor plugs using a pliers. Pushing and poping through any broken pins will also work.
- Clean the entire door surface and repair any rust spots first.
- On hardtops and convertibles, fasten one end (Figure 8A), placing a tiny amount of adhesive on the mounting side of the end, and a small amount between pin anchors. On sedans and trucks, start at the top center and apply a small bead of adhesive on the under side of the rubber between the two pins on either side. Then install these pins
D) EASY INSTALL:
Now simply place a small bit of adhesive to the rubber between
pins on the main length of weatherstrip, push pins in and work your
way around. (Figure 8B)
- On hardtops and convertibles, your strip is made to fit exactly. On sedans and trucks, where lengths of extrusion are used, carefully cut the ends squarely to match together, allowing a 1/4 inch to overlap. At this seam, apply adhesive to the ends of the strip. Hold the ends together a moment and add a small amount of glue around the edges to get any areas missed. Then allow the seam to fully dry before shutting the door, checking for any oozing glue.
- Check carefully to make sure all clips are lined up with the proper holes before inserting ANY clips in door holes. If the clips are removed or improperly lined up, the rubber may be torn.
- Check your door for alignment. SUPERSoft weatherstrip is made to the correct factory specifications. SUPERsoft sponge rubber will adjust to irregularities in doors for a postive seal and ease of closing doors in about a week.