Water gets into door jams?

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teslafan9

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#1
I think I've seen other people complain about this but it seems that on all 4 doors, during rain, water gets into the door jams because it's open. There is no rubber seal at the edge of the door. It's further in which means water doesn't actually enter the car but does enter the space between the edge of the door and where the desk is. That water then dries there. Has anyone added a small lip of just flexible runbet seal at the edge of the doors? I imagine this would be pretty easy but would it create any issues?
 

quadmasta

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#2
Pretty much all cars are like this.

If you put another seal on the outside of the door and water did get in it'd have nowhere to go so you'd get mold. Just use spray detailer when you wash the car and remember to dry the door outside of where it meets the seal.
 

iChris93

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#4
I'm finding this issue a lot more prevalent in the model 3 than other cars.
Do you think you are just paying more attention with this car? I know I am. I clean it more often and clean the door jams every time I wash the car, rather than once a year (maybe) like I used to.
 
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#5
You definitely want to run a towel in the rubber door seal while washing the car. Id say thats one of the only things I dont like about the car.