What's the trick to installing the beltline weather strip moldings on the front and rear door panels? The old ones pulled off easily. But, I'm struggling to install the new ones. I've tried soapy water and spray silicone. I'm working on a 70 Cuda.
Way too tight.I struggled with a couple of mine that finally snapped into place, but I really had to force them on. I still have have the 1/4 panel for the driver side that will NOT snap into place. I am at the point where I am gonna file down the panel and somehow adhere the new strip in place. Are yours too tight and not going down, or are they loose and fall off?
I started on the what I call the "fixed end" where it can't go any further on the panel edge and slowly, with extreme pressure with both hands, worked my way along looking to see it fully seated while working my way to the end. As said, two panels just would not accept the strip until with great force, it finally snapped tight at the end. You probably did this, just like me, but make sure the track on the strip is without any foreign material in it. If you find a trick, let me know. Hopefully someone else has the solution, because I'm thinking it shouldn't be that difficult?Way too tight.
I can get mine fully seated for about two seconds, but the end near the back slowly starts popping up and continues until it is half way disengaged. Oh, neither the panel nor the strip are bent in any way to cause this. Today, I do a little filing on the panel, and use some contact cement!I banged in mine with my fist it took a bit but it worked .. should have thought to use spray 9 cleaner on the clips to make it a little slippery