Rubber weather stripping is an excellent way to keep the cold air out of your home during the winter season. The material, however, can be difficult to clean if it is painted or gets paint on it. When a latex paint gets on your rubber weather stripping, there is something that you can do to solve the problem. Removing Paint from Rubber It might be difficult to remove paint from rubber because of the porous nature of the material. In other words, the paint will seep right into the rubber stripping and removing it might damage the material. If you remove part of the rubber material to get the paint off of the stripping, you may be damaging its ability to keep the weather out of your home.
We repainted our front door last year and I guess we didn't allow for full drying. Now, even a year later, whenever we open or shut the door it sticks a bit to the weatherstripping. What would be the best way to get rid of the sticking so we have a clean door opening and closing? Would petroleum jelly or a spray lubricant offer any help?
Purpose[ edit ] Automotive weatherstripping is used extensively aboard automobiles, and can be found anywhere the interior compartment must be sealed from the environment. It must be functional and cohesive with the body design of the vehicle. In addition to factors standard to weatherstripping, additional factors must be considered for vehicles, specifically in the engineering of the parts. For example, the weatherstripping must function the same while the vehicle is parked and at full speed; be flexible to accommodate motion vibrations; endure extreme temperatures of hot and cold; withstand long periods of sun exposure; and resist automotive liquids such as oil, gasoline, and windshield washer fluid methanol. Weatherstripping also plays a part in maintaining satisfactory ride quality in the vehicle, being partially responsible for sealing noise out from the passenger compartment.
The trouble is he proceeded to get paint on the window's weather stripping and then closed the window. Here's his full report: As I try to open the window the strip pulls away from the original glued side and is stuck to the window frame as you can see in my photo. I haven't tried anything yet or pulled too hard to break the original seal as it's a new cabin window and the aesthetics are important.