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Old 09-15-2013, 09:06 PM
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Door Seals Advice

Hey guys, first time post so sorry if mess up the etiquette or something

I got a '88 528e last spring as my first car. It's in great condition and it runs like a charm but the door seals (especially driver door and trunk) are a bit faulty. I live in Seattle and would prefer to not have wet carpets and a musty trunk every time it rains hard. I looked up the seals on ebay and they are around $70(ish) each. Is there some way I can peel off the seals that are already on there and re-attach them with a better adhesive? Has anyone else had this problem?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:17 PM
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I've reattached loose seals with 3M weatherstrip adhesive before, but not my E28 door seals. It may work, it may not. Your trunk leak could be coming from yout tailight seals, a very common problem. You might as well try it before buying new ones.
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