2002 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test


2002 BMW M3: Loose Weatherstripping Trim

May 06, 2009

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Our old M3 was looking a little down recently. Specifically, the flocked (velour-like-covered) rubber trim strip that covers the inside edge of the driver's door weatherstripping was down and out. Armed with a tube of Permatex Super Weatherstrip Adhesive (under $3), I got to work.

02 M3 stripping after.jpg

After making sure the two surfaces (the weatherstrip and the velour-covered rubber trim strip) to be wed were clean, I laid down a bead on the trim piece and put it firmly back in place. For the next couple of minutes I quickly moved my palms up and down the strip, applying even pressure to it as the glue set. A bonus massage for the Bimmer.

Apart from a few minor traces of the glue where it squeezed out along the edge (which we'll remove after it has fully dried), it looks like this did the trick. John DiPietro @ 71,232 miles

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