How to Seal a Car Window

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How to Seal a Car Window
Replacing window seals is not a difficult task. (reflection image by Furan from

Worn window seals on your car can cause a variety of problems. At the very least, you may hear wind whistling in the damaged seal, at worst, you may have issues with rain leaking into the vehicle. Replacing the seals around your windows isn't a difficult task and can be completed in little time.

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Things you need

  • Seal kit
  • Alcohol
  • Cloth
  • Silicone sealant
  • Razor blade

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  1. 1

    Remove old window seals. Most seals are not glued into place, so this should be easy to complete.

  2. 2

    Clean window channel using alcohol and a clean cloth. It is always best to have an environment that is clean and dry before installing the new seals.

  3. 3

    Apply sealant to window channel. Doing this will give window channel a more secure seal.

  4. 4

    Install new window seal set. If your local automotive store carries pre-cut sets, you will simply need to place the new seals in place. If you bought a stock window seal kit, you may need to cut seals to fit your window. This is easily done with a razor blade.

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