Structure of Rubber SealsVW Bus (and VW Camper, Westfalia, Vanagon, etc.)rubbers seals, like all automobile rubber seals, must be fabricated from ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber in order to cope with the exposure that rubber seals such as your VW Bus seals have. The lifetime of any VW Bus rubber seal will depend largely on its chemical structure. The hardness of the rubber seal must also be optimized for the elasticity required for the seals. This depends on whether it is a large rubber seal that wraps around a VW Bus window, or a small molded rubber piece. For the most part German origina oem VW Bus seals and American made reproduction Bus seals are properly formulated and so you can be certain that any such Bus seal will not deteriorate prematurely.
Fit of VW Bus Seals
We have compared (properly formulated) Bus rubber seals that are American made with oem seals. In almost every case the VW Bus seals, whether oem or American reproduction seals will install properly. There are a few VW Bus seals that you should be aware of wherein the geometry of the rubber seal has been modified (in the reproduction seal) for ease of manufacture. We have found such modifications in the reproduction VW Bus seals to be minor and not of consequence.
VW Bus Window Rubber Seals
Our VW Bus (and all our VW air cooled car seals) window rubber seals are either German made or else the finest American rubber seals reproductions available. We do not offer "third world" rubber seals as we have the Volkswagen Bus owner world's experience with its history of problems with 'third world' rubber seals. The hardness ("duro") and elasticity of our VW Bus rubber seals is optimum and Bus seals have been time tested in hundreds of Volkswagen Bus restorations over our forty plus years in business.
VW Bus Rubber Seal Packages
We have supplied rubber seals to Volkswagen restorers doing "ground up" restoration requiring most, or all, of the rubber seals for their VW Bus. And we have supplied smaller packages of VW Bus rubber seals for partial Bus restoration. In such instances the VW Bus restorer may find it more useful to order a package of seals rather than listing the seals individually. Our packages allow price discount when compared with the total of individually ordered seals. Over the years we have tried to group VW Bus rubber seals into packages of popular selections. However our customer needs varied so much that packages are also offered as custom rubber seal packages based on request. If you require multiple VW Bus rubber seals we will be happy to quote you on your list for your VW Bus rubber seal needs. At the very bottom of this page is a link to our support mailbox. We endeavor to answer requests for VW Bus rubber seal information, and all requests, in a timely fsahion.
Cal Look versus American Style VW Bus Window Seals
Cal Look VW Bus rubber seals are, by far, more popular than the American style VW Bus rubber seals. The Cal Look rubber seal has a solid rubber outer wall. The American Style rubber seal has a groove into which a molding is inserted. The American style Bus window rubber seals are requested mostly by the enthusiast whose wishes are to have absolutely authentic Bus rubber seals in his or her car, including for entry into shows ! The Cal Look Bus window seal will last at least as long and is easier to work with. We recommend the Cal Look rubber seals for practical purposes, and of course also stock the American style VW Bus window seals for those Bus owners who want the American style seal where original and where the owner desires absolute originality.
Individual VW Bus web site pages
The links on this page should take you to Bus rubber seals pages of interest. Shopping for all VW Bus parts with us is secure. We have taken every step available to protect our shoppers including not storing credit card numbers after they are utilized. We have been offering parts to the Volkswagen Bus restorer since we started in 1974. There are people here to help should you need it. Our contact information is available right on top of each VW Bus parts page on this site.