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Weather stripping

Fordboy300
Hey guys I was wondering how long does new weather stripping  take to break in.  The one on Big Red arent to bad but every now and then when I wash it water likes to seap through.   I tried the new ones on today just to see what it would be like and you have slam the door and I mean SLAM the door lol I ended taking the one I tried on and put the old one back on.  
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1986F150Six
If the doors were adjusted in for the old weather stripping, the striker bolts may need adjusting.
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Ray Cecil
I put new stripping on a different f150. Did everything I could to adjust those doors. Never got them to shut without slamming. Usually had to make two attempts to close them.
Ray Cecil
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Fordboy300
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Yeah I figured I would have to do a little adjust.  I'll just wait until fall season when it sits over the winter.  I thought there was a special trick to getting them to fit without having to do much.   I do have to say that even without adjusting the striker bolt it the door does shut it's when you open the door it's a little forced.  
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Steve83
Have you lubed the latch with flowable grease, and the weatherstripping with dry teflon?
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