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DANW

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latex door seal: Heartbeat city same as OER brand?
« on: April 27, 2007, 04:26:18 AM »
I have purchased a set of the 68/69 latex OER door weatherstripping, but unsatisfied with the fit.  Is the latex product offered by Heartbeat City identical to the OER (rebranded)?

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Re: latex door seal: Heartbeat city same as OER brand?
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007, 06:11:01 AM »
I dont know about HBC, but Metro is by far the best door seals.  Just my opinion though.
« Last Edit: April 27, 2007, 09:34:33 AM by basecoupe#79 »

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Re: latex door seal: Heartbeat city same as OER brand?
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007, 03:53:09 PM »
Classic Industries is the vendor making the latex weather strips.  They are better than the Metro and Soft Seal but still not anywhere near the qualtiy of the GM W/S.  The big problem with M and SS is you have to slam your doors and deck lid to get these to compress.  Garbage! 

We will never understand why someone can't make 100% correct W/striping with today's technology.  To think that material made 40 years ago is better that what can be made today is nuts.

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Re: latex door seal: Heartbeat city same as OER brand?
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2007, 08:36:31 PM »
I dont know about HBC, but Metro is by far the best door seals.  Just my opinion though.

I have had good luck using Metro door seals also, I like them over Soft seal. And yes they are still to stiff compared to GM.
Jerry is 100% correct, why is all this repop crap always a little off.
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Re: latex door seal: Heartbeat city same as OER brand?
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2007, 08:50:41 PM »
why is all this repop crap always a little off.

Because it's not made in Japan!   :D

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Re: latex door seal: Heartbeat city same as OER brand?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2007, 01:31:48 AM »
Thanks.  I'll try to make the OER latex I have work (I hear myself say that a lot about reproduction stuff).  It's nice to draw other's experience so I don't have to try one at a time to see which is the least of the worst.

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Re: latex door seal: Heartbeat city same as OER brand?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2007, 12:23:52 PM »
So HB City does not have their own latex seals made? They buy the from Classic Ind.? I have been waiting for 2 months for HB City to get them in stock. >:(
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