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Re: Doors buckling when closing

Can doors be adjusted? If anyone has any tips Id love to hear them as my doors could use a tweek.
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Re: Doors buckling when closing

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I bought the Axel Gerstl thinner than original seals. When trial fitting my doors before painting they seemed to let the doors shut without too much pressure

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I have the same problem with my door seals and i have to slam them each time .Door without seals close perfectly. Can you take a measurement from your Axel's thin seal iaw the drawing i am attaching and give us the dimension A, B, C, D and Ε? so we can compare with what we have?
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Quote Originally Posted by gordinir8 View Post
I have the same problem with my door seals and i have to slam them each time .Door without seals close perfectly. Can you take a measurement from your Axel's thin seal iaw the drawing i am attaching and give us the dimension A, B, C, D and Ε? so we can compare with what we have?
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Here you go

A. 15mm
B. 10mm
C. 5 mm
D. 10 mm
E. 10mm

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Re: Doors buckling when closing

Thank you very much although i think dimension D my mistake in the drawing. Most important dimensions are C and E. Now if C is only 5mm that is indeed smaller than the one i have now. Thank you very much, i might order a set to see how it will fit.
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Quote Originally Posted by gordinir8 View Post
Thank you very much although i think dimension D my mistake in the drawing. Most important dimensions are C and E. Now if C is only 5mm that is indeed smaller than the one i have now. Thank you very much, i might order a set to see how it will fit.
Thomas

Oh

Im sorry Just realised I mixed up c and d as I measured each part as I went around the seal

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Re: Doors buckling when closing

If the door shuts correctly (i.e. lines up with panels fore and aft) with seal removed, then door hinges and lock striker plate are adjusted correctly - problem is probably with the thickness of door seal being used.

Sometimes, the flange onto which the seal fits can be carefully 'adjusted' using a block of timber and hammer. Sometimes this is enough. (don't overdo it!).

New seals tend to settle down (i.e. collapse slightly) so may make the door hard to close initially but settle after a while.

There are different size seals available, especially with respect to the dimension of 'C' in gordinir8's post #17 above, as mentioned by Antgiu.

One source of door seals in different sizes is http://www.carbuildersolutions.co/uk...and-door-seals
e.g. TRMDS - 9mm foam bead, TRMDES - 10mm hollow bead,
or you even even try TRMDRL - flexible sponge leaf seal.

www.woolies-trim.co.uk seem to stock only one size of car door seal similar to the dimensions of what 1500500 shows.

Another possible source for alternative size seals is a Car Retrimmer/Vehicle Body Builder if you happen to have one near to you (might help some avoid carriage costs/delay).

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Re: Doors buckling when closing

Hello

I am in the same boat but with the to-ing and fro-ing with the measurements am now confused!

what is the definitive position re thinner seals and suppliers, please that any recent purchaser have found to work?

thanks in advance

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Re: Doors buckling when closing

My doors were tough to close as well. So ordered the thinner type from Axel Geste (spelling?) Arrived today, lot smaller than what was fitted.

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hello R

thanks for that; please can you confirm the part number.

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Hi RDS, part no is 09014/1

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cheers Rob

I had better get myself in gear and make a comprehensive order from Axl/Axel/Axle

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My doors were tough to close as well. So ordered the thinner type from Axel Geste (spelling?) Arrived today, lot smaller than what was fitted.

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Thanks for posting. So what is the before and after?
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Re: Doors buckling when closing

OK, so post fiting, the doors are much easier to close. But looking around the door frame, its clear that there are some gaps. Some of which are big that a little adjustment wont make the required difference. So, chatting to others and to avoid gale force wind blowing in along with any inclement weather, I think the only option is to use both types of seals. May not look too good but will do the job.

Unless, any other suggestions?

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Re: Doors buckling when closing

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OK, so post fiting, the doors are much easier to close. But looking around the door frame, its clear that there are some gaps. Some of which are big that a little adjustment wont make the required difference. So, chatting to others and to avoid gale force wind blowing in along with any inclement weather, I think the only option is to use both types of seals. May not look too good but will do the job.

Unless, any other suggestions?

Rob
...not such a daft idea. As usual I'm repeating myself, but my original seals are in two parts; the section at the sill which has the aluminium treadplate is a closed-cell foam extrusion
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