Extra Weather Stripping for the Model 3

tesla Sep 08, 2019

Here's a quick run-down of the GOLOHO Door Seal Kit for Tesla Model 3. I ordered it off Amazon after doing a bit of research on which door seal kit was the best bang for the buck, and I'm pretty happy with my purchase.

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The box comes with everything needed for a perfect install. The installation instructions has a simple "paint by numbers guide" which is easy to follow. While I found the instructions to be easy to understand, the text within them was written then Google Translated into English; they're not perfect. However, with the pictures in the pamphlet everything is super simple to understand.

Once I un-boxed the product, I set it out and let it acclimate for around 24 hours. I did this so that that rubber didn't stink up my car when I installed it.


I wont go into how I did the actual install, that would be SUPER boring. The whole thing is clean, apply adhesion promoter (super clean), peal, stick, repeat. While I feel like the emboldened text gets the point across, you MUST CLEAN the areas where the weather stripping will be applied. If you don't CLEAN appropriately, the self-adhesive will not stick properly resulting in it failing to bond or falling off later.

Here's the installed product on the A Pillar.
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Yes the picture is rotated sideways, sorry...

Here's the installed product on the B Pillar.
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Note, On the B Pillar I cut the weather stripping at the point on the door where the door edge wraps. I did this so that the seals are only stuck to the door where there there are points of contact.

Here's the installed product on the front door.
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While noted as "optional", I decide to simply not cover any part of the drain hole. The extra weather strip at the bottom covers a lot of surface area and is still extremely effective, I just thought it best not to mess with the drainage.

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Here's the installed product on the back door.
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The back door was by far the easiest seal to install. The weather strip is all the flexible and contours perfectly to the door.

Just like the front door, I opt'd to not block any part of the drainage holes.
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After installing the kit and driving around for about two weeks I can say with confidence that the kit didn't make anything magically quieter. At high speed I feel like there might be a difference, however, I don't have any scientific equipment to say one way or another; In my opinion, The Model 3 is already pretty damn quite.

While the cabin isn't as quiet as death, the door seals better a lot better. I have noticed that there's a lot less dust and debris in the door well. Another nice side effect of these extra door seals is there's an audible improvement when the door is closed. It has a nicer "clunk" which is kinda like an ASMR experience every time I close the door.

So for the final verdict, is the GOLOHO Door Seal Kit for Tesla Model 3 was worth a purchase. In a word, yes. It's less than $40, the install was easy, fun, and seems so far effective. So in my unprofessional opinion I would recommend it for Model 3 owners in search of a dealthy quite cabin, in need of some additional ASMR in their life, or the enthusiest looking to burn some cash and have some fun tinkering.


Kevin Carter

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