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Old 25th-December-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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Soff Seal or Metro W/strip..which one?

I am going to start putting w/stripping in my 63 Wagon soon and I am looking for honest opinions on which brand to use. When I restored my 63 SS 20 years ago I used Soff seal. What fits best and who has the best pricing? I may just buy what I need as I go if I cant afford to buy a whole kit.
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Old 26th-December-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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Old 26th-December-2012, 01:03 PM   #3
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I just put both windshields in my 65 chevy2. For what ever reason, I ended up with 1 soffseal gasket and 1 steele gasket. The soffseal was very poor workmanship on the mold. I will not by soffseal windshield gaskets again. The steele was much better. I will likely replace the soffseal this spring with a steele gasket.

I did use soffseal for the trunk. It was nice. Most everything else I have is soffseal, but I've only installed the 3 mentioned above as I'm still in re-assembly mode. Hope this helps.
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I ordered through Classic Muscle and got Soff Seal. So far I've only put the trunk on, and it seems pretty supple--lid shuts without much fuss. The doors seals seem to have about the same pliability.
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I ordered through Classic Muscle and got Soff Seal. So far I've only put the trunk on, and it seems pretty supple--lid shuts without much fuss. The doors seals seem to have about the same pliability.
I have bought from Classic Muscle before and had planned to use them for some w/stripping too. They seem to have the best pricing as well.

Looking for more opinions on which ones fit the best for first genners!!!
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Old 26th-December-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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yeah, which ones?

Im about to try and replace ALL my weatherstripping/gaskets.
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Im about to try and replace ALL my weatherstripping/gaskets.
All 4 door w/strips, rr tailgate w/strip, front and rr door vent windows, possibly the qtr windows, window fuzzies and run channels.............................Just dont know which brand(s) to buy!
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We've had good luck with weatherstripping from Trim Parts, SoffSeal, & also Metro. Have sold more of the Trim Parts pieces with great feedback.

Window fuzzies quality varies between manufacturers.

When it comes to windshield seals, there are a couple that I would recommend and others I would recommend to avoid.

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