This may sound like a dumb question, but can anyone tell me the correct way the trunk weatherstripping is installed? does the top part of the trim face inward or outward. I have seen it installed both ways. Thanks
Also get some of the black weatherstrip adhesive to attach it into the channel and help with the seal between the bottom side of the weatherstrip and the metal channel.
I also had some nylon tools and a flat blade screwdriver to help install it as well as clean out the channel from the old weatherstrip and old glue:
The ends will need to be shortened and trimmed square with this being at the bottom by the center line of the trunk latch:
Also once the weatherstrip gets trimmed to length glue the ends together being careful not to apply too much glue (I used some trimmed off pieces and did a test before doing the one on the car).
On mine, which I will have to remove and redo, is I applied WAY too much glue into the channel and also to the backside of the weatherstrip and when I went to put it into the channel it stuck and I could not shift it hardly at all and it didn't sit right in some spots. My next time I will put the weatherstrip into the channel and then using the nozzle wedge it into the channel and under the weatherstrip and then slowly drag the nozzle in a direction to lay a bead in that area.
On mine the trunk lid was a lot harder to close initially but after some time the weatherstrip conformed and now it doesn't require near the force to close and latch the trunk lid.