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DOOR SEALS REPLACEMENT

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Hi the door seals on my 190e are in poor condition and i want to replace them my first question is has anyone gone about this process? any walkthrough and/or tips will be appreciated second thing is from the posts ive read about the job from the w124 forum there seems to be a contention whether adhesive is used to attach the seals to the door, im of the opinion an adhesive was used hence would like to know what type of adhesive to use in this case?
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Mercedes do their own, it comes on a one size tin iirc. I used it for a bootlid seal once and it was awesome. But the rest got wasted.
 

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Mercedes do their own, it comes on a one size tin iirc. I used it for a bootlid seal once and it was awesome. But the rest got wasted.
it never crosses my mind to ask for oem production material due to the said difficulty to acquire them/ Mercedes' vagueness about what they use , will look this up too
 

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There is no need for any adheshives, it like self locking when push ib snugly , how it comes out is how it goes in ,a small little rubber hammer will take good care of this swaping door seals, pay attention on all corners start from horizontal top ( Roof) first , Pick and Pull is very cheap and lastly you can repaint to black or matching color with carpet paint from automotive parts stores.
 

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There is no need for any adheshives, it like self locking when push ib snugly , how it comes out is how it goes in ,a small little rubber hammer will take good care of this swaping door seals, pay attention on all corners start from horizontal top ( Roof) first , Pick and Pull is very cheap and lastly you can repaint to black or matching color with carpet paint from automotive parts stores.
Hi have you done this job before? the seals on my 190e are definately the original ones and there seems to be some sort of adhesive there
 

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OK I am a ASE certified technician/ mechanic and shop manager/ owner. I have always used the Gorilla Snot weatherstrip adhesive. 3M makes it and NAPA sells it! The replies from “Amateur individuals” that tell you that adhesive is not necessary are WRONG. Look at it this way (your original door seals have “stretched out” over time and if you want them to stay in place then Gorilla snot adhesive is REQUIRED! End of story!

As a former shop manager I have had customers try to tell me how to do certain repairs on their vehicles. Kind of like on any Mercedes vehicle you have to replace the brake rotors when you replace the brake pads. The rotors are made of a “softer metal” and they can not be cut on a brake lathe.

I apologize for sounding “rude” but some people don’t know what they are talking about
 

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When the vehicle was assembled in Germany, they used adhesive to install the door seals. When the seals have to be replaced, you have to use the adhesive it’s made by 3M it’s sold by Napa. It’s sold by AutoZone. It’s sold at many parts stores.
 
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