Torn weather strip - should I bother replacing it?

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  1. P4rius

    P4rius New Member

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    Hi all,

    Just got a 2016 Prius, but found out that a piece of the weather strip is completely gone. I have covered it up with a piece of tape (circled).

    Is it worth having the entire weather strip replaced?
     
  2. priusman09

    priusman09 I used to be a TDI

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    Don’t know if it’s just me? But I don’t see a picture-
     
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    See if this works
     

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    krmcg Lowered Blizzard Pearl Beauty

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    That one came through. I don't see an issue with the tape job. I'd just monitor it when it get really wet out...
     
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    alanclarkeau Senior Member

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    I wouldn't worry about it - they're fairly soft, and possibly been kicked getting in or out. Unless you drive on gravel or lots of wet roads. Just keep an eye on your patch as suggested by @krmcg that the hole doesn't get longer.

    The problem with spending money on something like that - there's a chance that you could have it happen again. It used to be the same with hubcaps - the passenger side would get "kerbed" (no not me, the other drivers - that's my story, and I'm sticking to it) - just leave them on - and just before selling the car, buy 2 new ones.
     
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    Yeah - Looks like a nice tape job. You may have to replace it every now and then.
     
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