Thank you very much - your two pics of the sunroof seal and the door frame seals are extremely helpful.
One of the issues I struggle with is the density of the aftermarket seals - they have too little “give”, and so they make the various body panels really difficult to close. I obtained all my seals from Worcester, but like a few other cars I have rebuilt, the doors close beautifully with no seals, but once installed, you really have to slam them.
Any tips on how to glue the seals in place? I tried Wurth’s rubber seal glue, but the seals still started lifting or detaching on our XK140.
I am about to start the Mk5 door seal installations - but the method of attachment remains up for debate. Researching it on YouTube, the only consistent consensus seems to be:
- Rough up the rubber face first;
- Apply contact adhesive to both rubber face and body of vehicle
- Apply a second coat of contact adhesive to the rubber face, and then stick to body.
On a related note, the new quarter window seals (now 4 years old) are now more perished and cracked than the originals! 4 years of sitting in the garage whilst undergoing the restoration, no sun exposure.