Sealed panel gaps

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Weather Stripping tape on a Toyota Echo.

All those little gaps may not seem like much, but they add up. That's why all the bonneville race cars come sealed up like a coffin, and automakers are starting to pay attention to these areas on production cars.

There are many solutions here, including the use of clear tape, color matching silicone filler, or foam weatherstripping. Others will adjust body panels to minimize gaps.

Instructions for mod

Get a caulking gun, tape or foam and block up those gaps

User experiences

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User data
User Name Car Make, Model, Year Cost of Mod Time to Perform Mod MPG Before Mod MPG After Mod MPG improvement guess Instruction Link
Echo-Francis Toyota Echo 2005 0$ 10 Mins Not Tested. Echo-Francis Front lights gaps sealing with WT.

Problems / Consequences of mod

Difficult to maintain car, depending on method of modification panels may be hard to take off.


Forum thread links

I basjoosed my headlights today (sealed the surrounding gap)
Block Heater and Weather Stripping Tape on a Toyota Echo

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