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carzilike:
Hello all, the rubber seals on my 1978 280SE is pretty worn and water leaks in from the sunroof if at high pressure and also from the passenger door during high pressure car wash. Rain doesn't affect it.
I do hear a lot more road noise than I think I should. I am assuming the seals are glued into place and need to be cut and replaced but I doubt there is a simple DIY way to do that and make it look original like the factory.

SO i found these stick on rubber seals for cars and they are cheap and people have rated them highly. Should I go ahead and use these? They paste onto the body of the car and would create a tight seal ( I think ).
Do you think I can get away with using these or not? I already have the new sunroof seal (OEM) and not sure how to install it though.

Max-NL:
There is 1 place where the seals are glued on all the doors, iirc it's somewhere around the check strap or a bit lower. For the rest it's inserted in a channel, and at the front doors there is a chrome strip just above/around the check strap which clips the seal to the door, be carefull with removing it.

Quite easy an DIY actually, you just need some good glue. I replaced the seals on my W123 which helped quite a lot.

rumb:
New seals are not all that hard to install. You can get from MB, millers mercedes sells good one for a bit less than mb, and i think URO makes them.

carzilike:
Any DIY video's or guides you guys can share? Thank you

TNNBENZ:
I have some from URO that look amazing in the package, very robust !!!

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