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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

https://webshop.fiat500126.com/en/ru..._-length-330-m
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?
Thomas

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.
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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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