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03-01-2013 04:31 PM
mac.mogul the makers of fatmat have a liquid product that some people use to 'paint' the undersides of their vehicles. I don't remember what its called, but it's on the fatmat website which I can't be bothered to look-up and post right now. :)
03-01-2013 01:58 PM
DarderSauce So I had a long trip home this Wednesday and I wanted to jerk my car into the ditch because the wind sound my drivers side door was making was driving me .

When I got home I rolled my window down, put my knee on the door, and pulled. I bent the top of the door a little bit (so little I couldn't even tell) and shut the door. I checked the spacing between the weather stripping and my door an I couldn't even get my finger between the two. I drove down the road and WALA no more whistle. I guess now that I can't hear the wind wistling through my door I realized how much I can hear my tires going down the road (AKA road noise).

I was thinking of getting some spray something or other and hitting my wheel wells and possibly some areas on the belly of the car. Anyone have any suggestion to stop the road noise a bit? Don't really want to use dynamat or fatmat so if you can think of alternatives I would appreciate it.

02-18-2013 08:35 PM
DarderSauce Alright well since it doesn't look like the striker plate can be adjusted on our cars it's back to the drawing board as far as stuffing $hit into the weather stripping. The backer rod wasn't strong enough to be fished through the small hole but I was checking into other solutions online and I saw someone use black rubber latex tubing.

They shot silicone lube in each hole on the weather stripping and used electrician's fish tape to feed it through the length of the weather stripping.

Here is the video:

They used 1/4" tubing but when I was feeding the backer rod into the weather stripping it seemed like it was too small and I thought 1/2" diameter would work better.

I found this stuff on Amazon:

It has a 1/2" outer Diameter and 1/8" wall (thickest wall I could find on rubber tubing)

The only draw back to using the rubber tubing is the cost. I was fine with a few bucks for 100' of backer rod but $60 for 50' of something that I don't even know is going to work doesn't sound too appealing. If I knew it was going to work I would do it in a second but again I am apprehensive. I am going to mull it over and consider some other options so I will let you guys know what I decide to do and if it is successful.
02-18-2013 07:02 PM
DarderSauce ya it didn't work too great and I dont think we can adjust the striker on our cars. I searched the forum and someone asked the question of how to adjust them with no replies and i can't seem to figure it out without drilling new holes in the doors. Anyone have any ideas?
02-18-2013 02:18 PM
mac.mogul Its funny; I was just looking at my weather stripping yesterday as I was detailing the car and I was thinking about this thread and thought "That's probably not the greatest idea" LOL
02-18-2013 01:37 PM
DarderSauce Just tried doing this the other day and I wouldn't recommend it as a solution to fix the problem. I think I am going to adjust the striker on the doors about 1/4 inch to see if that makes a difference. If it does I will put together a how-to when I get a chance.
02-18-2013 07:21 AM
nowhere67 Has there been any chance you have been able to try this yet?
02-07-2013 08:44 AM
DarderSauce Sorry I haven't had a chance to do this yet but I am going to get after it once the local harware store gets more backer rod in.

Just got back from a snowboard trip and haven't had time to do anything.

Updates to follow.
02-02-2013 08:33 AM
Originally Posted by DarderSauce View Post
Found a thread talking about stuffing Foam Backer Rod inside the existing weather stripping

I am going to take a look at the "hole" to see what (if any) size backer rod will fit.

EDIT: Checked the gap in the weather stripping and it is pretty large so I think I am going to go get some 1/4", feed it through, and see if the door still closes. I will let you know how well it works.
PLEASE let us know how this goes. I would love a better seal.
01-30-2013 06:28 PM
soundFocus Something else... make sure your door is lining up and mounting correctly. For some odd the front doors on my Focus, in particular the driver's side, seemed to be sitting too far out (away from the body) and up. This could lead to abnormal noise, though it didn't in my case No idea what caused it, but my dealer fixed it free of charge under warranty.
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