Automotive Weatherstrip, Closure Seals, and Polymers

Fairchild Industries’ primary customers include: OEM, tier 1, tier 2, tier 3, and restoration and crash market distributors. Fairchild stocks thousands of skus and frequently develops additional automotive parts, covering a wider range of vehicles. The automotive catalog is primarily dedicated to belt weatherstrips, window channels, door seals, vent window seals, and window seals.

Fairchild develops custom parts, not limited to those found in the catalog, including: cross-member bushings, polyurethane bushings, engine mounts, shift boots, fender flares, heater hoses, latex seals, and more. In-house automotive engineers specialize in designing products based on surrounding geometry and also reverse-engineering products when drawings are not available to ensure a specific, high-quality fit, while striving to improve upon the current OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts.

Seals and weatherstripping are essential to preventing, noise, dust, water and other natural elements from entering vehicles. They often differ in the specific type of rubber they’re made out of, how they’re attached to the vehicle and where they fit. We offer:

Air Ducts are a molded plastic component associated with heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and are the pathways for heated or cooled air to travel throughout machines and cabs.

It is very crucial that air ducts are sealed well which will reduce air leakage, optimize efficiency, and control entry of pollutants into your equipment. Air pressure combined with air duct leakage can lead to a loss of energy in a HVAC system and duct sealing solves issues of energy loss in the system.

Fender Flares are used for various applications which blocks mud and prevents stones from damaging the sides of a vehicle.

Hoses: Fairchild Industries supplies a number of types of hoses used for various applications. These hoses include: radiator hoses, hydraulic hoses, heater hoses and induction hoses. Various materials are used to meet the specifications of each type of hose.

Shift Boots are a molded rubber component used passenger and commercial vehicles as well as agriculture and construction machinery.

Window Seals, Windshield Seals, Rear Window Seals, Quarter Window Seals encapsulate the glass which allows for a tight fit to the frame of the car. These rubber seals prevent water, air, dust and noise from entering the car or vehicle.

Belt Weatherstrips which are also known as beltline moldings, beltline weatherstrips, window fuzzies, cat whisker, window felts. There are two beltline weatherstrips on each door. Inner belts are the weatherstrips along the interior beltline of a door that prevent water, air and dust from entering the vehicle. Outer belts are the weatherstrips along the interior beltline of a door that prevent water, air and dust from entering the vehicle. The outer belt is also an exterior ornamental component that can have chrome, stainless steel beads or color to give the vehicle a nice look.

Edge Trims can be used virtually anywhere a quality decorative or protective edge is needed. They’re easy to use – just push the trim down on any exposed edge and, with the industry’s strongest and most resilient gripping power, it snaps into place.Aluminum core eliminates red rust and is used in saltwater applications. Steel core is used in most applications.Available in a variety of decorative finishes and textures, as well as a wide variety of standard and custom colors. And they can be used on an almost endless list of products – parking lot mirrors, scoreboards, dry erase boards, satellite dishes, pedicure foot baths, golf carts, cabinets, motorcycle helmets and more.

Pedal Pads are a molded rubber component used for gas pedals, brake pedals and clutch pedals in all automotive and commercial vehicles.

Window Channels which are also known as glass run window channels, felt channels, division bar channels and quarter window channels. Glassruns are weatherstrips, located around the sides and top of a moveable door glass, that prevent water, air, dust and noise from entering the car or vehicle.

Door Seals (on body & on door mounted) are the main weatherstrips that prevent water, air, dust and noise from entering the car or vehicle. Door seal weatherstripping can be attached to the door or the body of the vehicle using clips, fasteners, tapes, glues or fit into a channel. Many newer cars have primary and secondary door seals to provide greater control from the outside environment.

Hood Seals (engine compartment seals) are weatherstrips that manage air flow between the hood and the engine compartment.

Self-Sealing Weatherstrips are easy-to-install, locking glass securely in place while providing an effective seal from the elements. And when fixed glass is not an option for your window installation, we also offer a weatherstrip sliding glass assembly that seals just as tight.These Weatherstrips are so flexible and versatile they’re used in a variety of markets and industries for fixed windows applications such as – garage door windows, RV windows, interrogation room windows and heavy farming equipment.

Trim Seals are the product of choice for automotive, marine and transportation industries. But they’re ideal for virtually any application that needs a solid, reliable seal – from toolboxes to closet doors, boat hatches to storage containers. And when it comes to gripping power, our flexible wire and segmented steel cores are the strongest and most resilient in the industry.Push-On Trim Seals are also easy to use and install without gluing; just push them down on any raw edge or flange to lock them in place. Types of trim seals we offer: Dual Durometer Sponge and Solid Rubber with Flexible Wire Core, Vinyl and Sponge Rubber with Flexible Segmented Steel Core, Dual Durometer EPDM Rubber with Flexbile Segmented Steel Core, double bulb trim seals and more.