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Anyone tried Escort "Slim Fit" door seals?

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I just noticed these for sale on Ebay.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ESCORT-MK1-DOOR-SEALS-SLIM-FIT/264400307999?hash=item3d8f7c871f:g:K0cAAOSwyspc6P6Y

Never heard of slim fit door seals before? Anyone ever tried them? Boy am I sick of slamming the Twincams doors, this would be a godsend if they work!

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I know the feeling. My heart hurts every time I close a door on my mk1. baaaaaaaaam

And I even haven't fitted front and rear screens, so no pressure effect yet.

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ok, we all know you cant beat the genuine seals, but a few tips to try first

where the seal joins at the bottom, leave a gap, don't butt it

back of the seal where its bonded, the D section on the ford seals has 1-2mm holes about every 10-12 inches, drill these holes in your pattern seal

if your car has had new floors and sills etc, remove the seals, with the window open, shut the door and look for the tight spots, straighten the seam with plastic mallets to open the gap back up, use a rag to protect paint

the best pattern door seals I found was from works escort, but not tried the above, but you still cant beat ford if you can find them

a lot of pattern seals are just far too fat end of

if you have wood on the door cappings, too large a seal catches the wood, causing additional shutting problems

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They are on my to purchase list as i have to slam my doors too. 

Ran my car without them last year but just fitted them again so i could fit my carpet trims at the right height.

If i get a set 1st I'll report back but maybe a while.

Got my pants pulled down at the vets yesterday sorting out my poorly dog so put work on the car back a couple of weeks.

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49 minutes ago, Ray said:

ok, we all know you cant beat the genuine seals, but a few tips to try first

where the seal joins at the bottom, leave a gap, don't butt it

back of the seal where its bonded, the D section on the ford seals has 1-2mm holes about every 10-12 inches, drill these holes in your pattern seal

if your car has had new floors and sills etc, remove the seals, with the window open, shut the door and look for the tight spots, straighten the seam with plastic mallets to open the gap back up, use a rag to protect paint

the best pattern door seals I found was from works escort, but not tried the above, but you still cant beat ford if you can find them

a lot of pattern seals are just far too fat end of

if you have wood on the door cappings, too large a seal catches the wood, causing additional shutting problems

Its so true. You cant beat the Mk2 original Ford ones either as they are flattened so they arent as puffed out as the aftermarket stuff. I agree the Works Escorts are the best of the aftermarket seals that I have found especially for Mk2s as theirs have the fused corner for the tight right hand bend. But even then a slammed door is required.

The ones on my Mk1 the rubber are unusually thick, even for aftermarket seals. Here there are several options for Mk2 seals but the unique ribbing on the Mk1 seals means there isn't the same variety on offer. The ones on it are just so chunky they are almost unusable.  I have tried leaving a join gap and holes around it but to no avail.

53 minutes ago, Rich T said:

They are on my to purchase list as i have to slam my doors too. 

Ran my car without them last year but just fitted them again so i could fit my carpet trims at the right height.

If i get a set 1st I'll report back but maybe a while.

Got my pants pulled down at the vets yesterday sorting out my poorly dog so put work on the car back a couple of weeks.

If you do happen to get a set please report back. I was wondering how the look when fitted.

Hope your dog recovers soon. Family before cars.

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Will do but imagine it'll be towards the end of September before i get them.

P.S The dog is fine 👍

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2 hours ago, Ray said:

back of the seal where its bonded, the D section on the ford seals has 1-2mm holes about every 10-12 inches, drill these holes in your pattern seal

Thanks for the tip. will try that.

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As Ray says , genuine Ford ones fit as you would expect , had to do exactly what he suggests moved the metalwork very carefully to achieve even gap all the way round the door aperture . I was very lucky to find Genuine Ford ones with the vents holes around the tubular section which makes shutting a lot easier . Nice !!

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