Since I have also been considering a weatherstrip redo next Spring - my take from this thread is that the Softseal stuff is too bulky/hard regardless of whether your doors are or do fit as original..
What I'm hearing also is that the Metro ones are best of all, the Super Soft Latex stuff the type to strive for - true NOS being the only better choice if cost and availability is no object (which it is for me)..
My doors and bits are completely original except for having been off for repainting in 1980 and this year I noticed that I hear a lot more road noise than ever before, while even the slightest pressure will close them now - so that tells me that my 30+ year old versions are not getting it done anymore..
Is the Metro stuff as flogged by Summit (as an example) the same as what you might get right from Metro or are there differences depending where it is sourced? There seems to be quite a range of pricing from what I see for apparently identical items and/or kits depending on the retailer, and dealing with a Summit or similarly large retailer usually seems to bring a better deal to us here North or the border after customs, shipping, and brokerage costs all get factored in..
I did use a Softseal trunk seal a couple of years back and it was initially quite stiff until I sat the car out in the sun with the lid shut a few times and now closes and works great - but again, original sheetmetal and fit maybe somewhat at work here..
Are the pieces the windows seal against when rolled up, durable and OK from Metro in the latex material, or would they be preferable and longer lasting in a denser material like a Softseal product might provide, considering the abrasion and force they get subjected to?
I only wish to do this once and as hassle-free as possible, so the more info I can get to help me choose the best options the better..
Thanks - Randy