Front Door Channel Tape Replacement

  • Keep dust away from the working area.
  • When working at lower temperatures, heat the door channel and door channel tape with a hair dryer.
    Door channel: about 15 °C (59 °F).
    Door channel tape: about 30 °C (86 °F).
  • When heating the door channel tape, heat it evenly and gradually to prevent deformation.
  • When pressing the door channel tape, slowly press it from the corner to prevent air bubbles and wrinkles.
  • If there are air bubbles in the door channel tape, release the air with your finger or a plastic squeegee.
  • If the air bubble is more than 10 mm (0.4 in.) in diameter, peel up the door channel tape, then reapply it.

1.The following tools are required to replace the door channel tape:

  • Plastic squeegee
  • Alcohol
  • Sponge or shop towel
  • Hair dryer

2.Remove these items:

3.Slowly peel up the old door channel tape while heating it with a hair dryer.

4.Clean the door channel bonding surface with a sponge dampened in alcohol. After cleaning, keep oil, grease, and water from getting on the surface.

5.Attach the door channel tape.

-1 Peel the edge of the adhesive backing from the channel tape.
-2 Fit the door channel tape to the door channel.
-3 Apply the door channel tape to the door channel while peeling the adhesive backing from it a little at a time. Check that the channel tape is parallel with the door channel.
-4 Push firmly on the door channel tape with a plastic squeegee (felt side).

NOTE: To prevent air bubbles, slowly press the door channel tape around the door frame corner.

6.As necessary, repeat the preceding steps.

7.Reinstall all remaining removed parts.

8.Check that the body color on the door channel is covered by the door channel tape.

9.Check for water leaks.

Attachment Point (Reference)