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Old 03-17-2020, 10:18 AM   #1
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Best replacement door weather seal???

The seal on the side handicapped door of my bus has gotten hard and some of it is missing. It leaks like a waterfall. It is a 1996 G30 Blue Bird bus that I bought several months back and got delayed on the project due to bad weather and my work schedule. It is looking like I may have some time to get back at it and wanted to get this fixed before starting anything else. Everything inside the metal body has been stripped down, primed, and painted. It is ready for a new floor and walls.

I was thinking about something with a B profile and just buying a generic roll from Amazon. Any thoughts?

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Old 03-17-2020, 10:44 AM   #2
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A little more expensive probably, but McMaster-Carr carries a lot of different types. I've used the following for my own windows. I'm not sure if the exact type you need but, they have pretty much everything you could need.

https://www.mcmaster.com/3275T15
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:22 AM   #3
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A little more expensive probably, but McMaster-Carr carries a lot of different types. I've used the following for my own windows. I'm not sure if the exact type you need but, they have pretty much everything you could need.

https://www.mcmaster.com/3275T15
I am all for spending more if it is better stuff. Basically I talking about the door. This is the handicapped door so basically a flat piece of metal with a window. It isn't the window that is leaking but the seal between the door and the bus. It is hard as a rock and crumbling.

The B seal is only 1/5 inch thick which doesn't seem quite large enough.

Would something like this be in order? https://www.ebay.com/p/26008425171?i...saAttjEALw_wcB

Again, I have no issues spending more to get the right thing but this popped up on eBay.

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Old 03-19-2020, 01:40 AM   #4
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My suggestion is to checkk wih the dealer. They may surprise you with a decent price and can give you the part number at least.
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Old 03-19-2020, 10:39 AM   #5
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Granger handles Trim Lok door seals. They are EDPM foam rubber and are very weather/heat/cold resistant. I used a couple of sized of EDPM "D" shaped flange mount seals on my bus for both the entry door, the slide out and the pop up. Each has been in constant use for almost ten years and The seal material still looks and behaves as new. I decided against silicone seals because they are easily damaged and make for poor paint adhesion upon repaint in the area they contact. Here is a link to Granger's EPDM seals page: https://www.grainger.com/category/ra...&filters=attrs.

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